Don McKay

Don McKay is a poet, teacher and editor. He has published about a dozen books in a career that spans four decades. He has twice won the Governor Generals Literary Awards for poetry and the Griffin Poetry Prize for Strike/Slip in 2007. His previous essay collections include the GG-shortlisted Vis Vis: Field Notes on Poetry & Wilderness and Deactivated West 100. McKay lives in St. Johns, Newfoundland.



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Vis a Vis: Fieldnotes on Poetry & Wilderness
Don McKay

2001 / Books & reading / $14.95
9781894031509 / Trade paper / 112 pp


In Vis Vis, Don McKay charts a vision of poetics that keeps its feet on the ground and its eyes on the horizon. As one of Canada's leading poets, McKay has long been known for his passionate engagement with his natural surroundings. This book collects three essays on this relationship, together with new and previously published poems that further demonstrate these ideas. Using bushtits, baler twine, Heidegger and Levinas, McKay sets out to explore some of the almost unspeakable concepts driving the use of language particular to poets, and the arguably skewed relationship human beings have with their natural surroundings.

In a book the Globe & Mail calls "stylishly constructed" and "impeccably casual," one of Canada's best-loved writers offers his own sense of poetics.

Review:
Sinuously crafted and stylishly constructed, Vis Vis contains a vibrant trio of McKays impeccably casual essays, as well as a generous selection of both new and previously published poems. Judith Fitzgerald, Globe and Mail

Has Special Edition: 9781894031516

Other Books by this Author

The Shell of the Tortoise: Four Essays & an Assemblage
Don McKay

2011 / Books & Reading / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781554471089 / Trade paper
The Muskwa Assemblage
Don McKay

2009 / Poetry / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781554470655 / Trade paper
Deactivated West 100
Don McKay

2005 / Books & Reading / $59.95 CAN / $59.95 US
9781554470099 / Fine
Deactivated West 100
Don McKay

2005 / Books & Reading / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781554470082 / Trade paper
Vis a Vis: Fieldnotes on Poetry & Wilderness
Don McKay

2001 / Books & reading / $49.95 CAN / $49.95 US
9781894031516 / Fine

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