In 2012, I delivered the Anne Szumigalski lecture of the League of Canadian Poets. This talk, now an essay, “A Garden Is Not a Place: Poetry and Beauty,” has just become available in the new book, Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry, published by the League of Canadian Poets in conjunction with the University of Regina Press. In addition to my own work, the book, introduced by Glen Sorestad, contains essays by Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Anne Carson, George Elliott Clarke, Tim Lilburn, and several other prominent Canadian poets.
You can order Measures of Astonishment from major online retailers like this one. But, why not head into your favourite local bookseller and pick up a copy?
I also hope you will join me for the official launch of Measures of Astonishment at 5:00 pm on June 17, 2016, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Check my Events Page for updates on this event as they become available.