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Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets

edited by Paul Wilson and Barbara Klar

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$18.95 (CDN) / $16.95 (US)

Paperback (Anthology/Poetry) · 8.5" x 5.25" · 114 pages
Release Date: April 2007
ISBN 0-9739727-5-0

Not since Heading Out (Coteau Books, 1986) have the best new poets in Saskatchewan been collected within the covers of an anthology. Hagios Press is proud to present Fast Forward: New Saskatchewan Poets, and anthology featuring over 25 of the bext new poets writing in Saskatchewan today. While the prairie landscape is still present in this poetry, there is a forward-looking worldview in this anthology that is both insightful and inspired.

Included are emerging poets with one book to their credit (Sheri Benning, Tracy Hamon, Holly Luhning, Neal McLeod, Jennifer Still, Daniel Tysdale, Dolores Deimer, and others); as well as exciting poets who as yet do not have books (Taylor Rae Leedahl, Jeff Park, Crystal Sikma, Michael Trussler, Joanne Weber and many others).

Poetic themes on the plains are shifting and Fast Forward proclaims the gathering of distinctive new voices and approaches to poetry. Here is a generation of poets who seem destined to make poetry a growing and vital concern on the prairies. In addition to the exciting work published for the first time in Fast Forward, the anthology includes several mini-essays on the craft of poetry from contributors. The new ideas put forth in this prose will increase the reach and significance of this anthology. This essential new anthology will be enjoyed by poetry lovers, teachers and students of Canadian and prairie literature.

Editor Bio

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the author of The Fire Garden, Dreaming My Father's Body, a finalist for the City of Regina Book Award; and The Long Landscape, a finalist for the Saskatchewan Book of the Year and Poetry Award and winner of the City of Regina Book Award. Wilson's fourth collection of poetry, Turning Mountain, was published in 2007. He was born in Lacombe, Alberta and lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Editor Bio

Barbara Klar

Barbara Klar was born in Saskatoon. Her first book of poems, The Night You Called Me a Shadow, was co-winner of the 1996 Gerald Lampert Award. She has also published The Blue Field (1999), and the chapbook, Tower Road (2004). Her third full-length collection, Cypress, will appear from Brick Books in 2008. Klar has worked as a tree planter, bush cook, editor, mentor and freelance writer fro both print and radio. She lives with her partner and her deerhound in a farmyard northwest of Saskatoon. 

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Cover Design
Yves Noblet
Cover Artist
Terry Fenton
Text Designer
Donald Ward