Peter Sanger

Peter Sanger is best known for his influential writings on poets John Thompson, Douglas Lochhead, and Richard Outram. His most recent books include Lightfield: The Photography of Thaddeus Holownia and Fireship: Early Poems, 1965–1991. He lives in Truro, NS.



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Fireship: Early Poems, 1965–1991
Peter Sanger

2013 / Poetry / $25.95
9781554471218 / Trade paper / 192 pp


“I believe a book can be a labyrinth whose centre is the journey to itself,” writes Peter Sanger. “A concerto grosso, not a singular declamation” And indeed in reading Sanger, individual books, like individual poems, may profitably be read as layers in the strata of his oeuvre, each influenced by what was written before and influencing in turn what was to be written next. Taken together, his books describe the long arc of his particular sensitivity to language and his ever-evolving sense of nature, culture and place. “All the poems in Fireship,” writes Sanger, “concern where we were, where we are, where we will be.”

As well as his many prose projects, Gaspereau Press has been publishing Sanger’s poetry since 2002, issuing two full-length collections—Aiken Drum and John Stokes’ Horse. While these volumes remain in print, Sanger’s first two collections, published elsewhere, have essentially disappeared from view—The America Reel (1983) and Earth Moth (1991). With the blessing of their original publishers, Gaspereau Press is marking Peter Sanger’s seventieth birthday in 2013 by reissuing his first two poetry books in a single volume, collecting with them 24 previously unpublished poems which predate them. The volume also includes a new essay entitled “Log-slate.”



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Other Books by this Author

Odysseus Asleep: Uncollected Sequences, 1994-2019
Peter Sanger

2019 / Canadian Poetry / $21.95 CAN
9781554472048 / Trade paper / 128 pp
Lightfield: The Photography of Thaddeus Holownia
Peter Sanger

2018 / Photography, Essays, Canadian Art / $24.95 CAN
9781554471775 / Trade paper / 112 pp
Of Things Unknown: Critical Essays, 1978–2005
Peter Sanger

2015 / Literary Criticism / $34.95 CAN
9781554471508 / Trade paper / 368 pp
Oikos
Peter Sanger

2014 / Essay / $9.95 CAN
9781554471256 / Pamphlet / 16 pp
John Stokes’ Horse
Peter Sanger

2012 / Poetry / $21.95 CAN
9781554471133 / Trade paper / 128 pp
Through Darkling Air: The Poetry of Richard Outram
Peter Sanger

2010 / Biography / $65.95 CAN
9781554470617 / Hardcover / 512 pp
The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mi’kmaq Texts
Peter Sanger, Elizabeth Paul, Alan Syliboy

2007 / Literary Criticism / $29.95 CAN
9781554470433 / Trade paper / 192 pp
Aiken Drum
Peter Sanger

2006 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN
9781554470150 / Fine / 144 pp
Aiken Drum
Peter Sanger

2006 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554470143 / Trade paper / 144 pp
White Salt Mountain: Words in Time
Peter Sanger

2005 / Books & reading / $59.95 CAN
9781554470037 / Fine / 240 pp
White Salt Mountain: Words in Time
Peter Sanger

2005 / Books & reading / $27.95 CAN
9781554470044 / Trade paper / 240 pp
Spar: Words in Place
Peter Sanger

2002 / Books & reading / $49.95 CAN
9781894031554 / Fine / 112 pp
Spar: Words in Place
Peter Sanger

2002 / Books & reading / $21.95 CAN
9781894031547 / Trade paper / 112 pp
Divisions of the Heart: Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Memory and Place
Sandra Barry, Peter Sanger, Gwendolyn Davies

2001 / Essays / $32.95 CAN
9781894031318 / Trade paper / 336 pp
Kerf
Peter Sanger

2001 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN
9781894031530 / Pamphlet / 24 pp

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