- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Porcupine's Quill; First edition (November 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0889843570
- ISBN-13: 978-0889843578
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,385,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada First Edition
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"Pollock's book . . . provides both a series of unusually nuanced and intelligent takes on individual poets and volumes and, taken as a whole, an erudite accounting of Canadian poetic identity in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries. . . . [I admire] his extraordinary rigour, the meticulousness with which, in his finest critical moments, he substantiates his strong claims with argumentation so textured and intelligent that one feels dared to disagree."
"'The virtues of good critical reading,' writes James Pollock, are 'openness, attentiveness, patience, critical intelligence--and love.' You Are Here, a collection of essays on the contemporary Canadian landscape, aptly embodies these virtues."
"The readings Pollock offers are thoughtful, knowledgeable, and precise. He is truly an excellent close reader of poems, his technical vocabulary is superb, and his command of the tradition enables him to tease out allusions and echoes of other works that are likely to be missed by the more casual reader. It seems to me that little is to be gained from trying to catch Pollock in a mistake or a misattribution . . . There is no doubt that You Are Here will be appreciated by many, especially practising poets and aspiring critics."
"The poetry celebrated in the pages of You Are Here includes the work of Jeff[er]y Donaldson, Karen Solie, Anne Carson, Daryl Hine, Eric Ormsby and Marlene [Cookshaw], each of whom receive illuminating and often brilliant close readings. Pollock situates these poets within the world of poetry rather than merely the world of Canada; the result inspires readers to think along similar lines."
"You Are Here and Lazy Bastardism are important books. On a practical level, they are important because they do justice to rich poetry and varied poetic careers through intelligent, sensitive, and captivating close readings. On a cultural level, they are important because they are concerned with nothing less than the future of Canadian poetry. Both Pollock and Starnino make the high stakes of their work palpable with grace and style."
- Laura Cameron, Canadian Literature
`You don't have to be as delighted as I am by James Pollock's advocacy of Daryl Hine and Anne Carson as two of the most accomplished of living Canadian poets to recognize You Are Here as the most compelling enquiry into the current state of poetry in this country since Northrop Frye's omnibus surveys in the 1950s. This is a book I've been waiting to read for most of my adult life.'(T.F. Rigelhof, author of Hooked on Canadian Books: The Good, the Better, and the Best Canadian Novels since 1984)
`You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada is an elegant salvo in the ongoing guerilla war against Canada's complacent (and sometimes incompetent) poetry culture. Erudite but always accessible, Pollock is a critic who belongs to the best kind of old school: the sort whose members write clearly, can teach you a thing or two and have the nerve to have an opinion.'(Jason Guriel, author of Pure Product)