University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: April 2011
Series: cuRRents
Keywords: Poetry;Canadian Literature
Subject(s): POETRY / Canadian, Poetry;Canadian Literature, Literature, Poetry
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

E.D. Blodgett. E.D. Blodgett has published numerous books of poetry as well as diverse criticism and literary translations. He is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. He has won the Governor General's Award twice, for poetry and translation. From 2007 to 2009 he was Edmonton's Poet Laureate. Blodgett lives in South Surrey, British Columbia.

"'The best part is the moment (often a long one) before one begins a poem. It is that state that Keats calls "negative capability," and it is a state that simply comes over one and almost dissolves one.' This moment or state leads to a particular sensibility that filters through Blodgett's work. "That the world, no matter how brutal and mindless it is tending to be, is a place of incomparable awe.'" Ariel Gordon, Prairie Books Now, Summer 2011


Blodgett's weaving of form and content is rare in contemplative poetics.... Blodgett's rhythms, both formal as in traditional sonnets but also relaxed in their line ends and break-up of rhythm, are delicious to the ear. Such poetry is made to read aloud." BC Bookworld


"Each time [the imagery of these interrelated poems is] transformed into an elegantly satisfying visual music that pulls the consciousness of the willing reader into a fresh perception of the connections among mind, language, and the world." Neil Querengesser, Canadian Literatures 214, Autumn 2012

ISBNs: 9780888645548 978-0-88864-554-8 Title: apostrophes vii