Le Foster Poetry Conference (1963)

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Le Foster Poetry Conference (1963)
Abstract
The author tells the story of the 1963 Foster Poetry Conference — a provincial government-sponsored gathering in the Eastern Townships of Quebec English-language poets — from its conception by poets John Glassco, Frank Scott and A.J.M. Smith to the publication of the conference proceedings, edited by Glassco, titled "English Poetry in Quebec" (McGill University Press,1965). This historical account presents a meaningful yet all-but-forgotten poetry event within the context of new forms of government support for poetry events, the wider significance of North American poetry readings and conferences in the 1960s, and attempts to achieve greater rapprochement between English and French Quebec poetry communities at a transformational moment in the history of Quebec politics and society. The published proceedings included such articles as: "The Poet in Quebec Today" by Frank Scott; "The Creative Process" by Irving Layton; "The Little Magazine" by Louis Dudek; and "the Poet and the Nuclear Crisis" by A.J.M. Smith.
Publication
Voix et images
Volume
Vol. 40
Issue
no. 2
Pages
59-75
Date
Hiver 2015
Language
en
Citation
Camlot, Jason. “Le Foster Poetry Conference (1963).” Voix et images Vol. 40, no. 2 (Hiver 2015): 59–75.
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