'A Strange Gestation': Periods of Poetic Silence in Modern Canadian Creative Careers

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
'A Strange Gestation': Periods of Poetic Silence in Modern Canadian Creative Careers
Abstract
The author unites a diverse group of Canadian poets who all fell silent for a prolonged period in the middle of otherwise productive and successful poetic careers: Montreal poets P.K. Page (1916-2010) and Leonard Cohen (1934-2016), as well as West Coast poets Phyllis Webb, John Newlove, and Anne Marriott. The author points out that their "silences" are characterized not by an absence of creative energy or effort, but by the poets' reluctance to publish and their struggles to bring new work to satisfactory completion.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2015
# of Pages
ix-321p.
Language
en
Citation
Henderson-Cameron, Laura. “‘A Strange Gestation’: Periods of Poetic Silence in Modern Canadian Creative Careers.” PhD dissertation, McGill University, 2015.
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