Unfinished Dreams: Contemporary Poetry of Acadie
Edited by Fred Cogswell and Jo-Anne Elder
0-86492-132-2 / $16.95 CDN / $14.95 US pb
Acadie is a country which exists in the imagination and words of its people. Its literature is young; its poetry has emerged from sheer experimentation with language – both in its form and its content. But the poetry of Acadie is more than simply experimentation: it is also a political expression, an insistence on the very existence of an imaginative country. For this anthology, the first ever to be published in English, Fred Cogswell and Jo-Anne Elder have selected and translated poems by Herménégilde Chiasson, Anne Cloutier, France Daigle, Ronald Després, Gérald Leblanc, Ronald Leblanc, Dyane Léger, Roméo Savoie and more than 20 other Acadian poets to put together a collection of the most contemporary of Acadian poetry.
Fred Cogswell, a widely published poet, translator, anthologist, reviewer, and critic, was the founder of Fiddlehead Poetry Books. Jo-Anne Elder is a writer, translator, and publisher of Ellipse magazine.
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