Peter Sanger

Peter Sangers poetry collections include Aiken Drum (finalist for the Atlantic Poetry Prize), John Stokes Horse and Fireship: Early Poems, 19651991. His prose projects include, The Stone Canoe: Two Lost Mikmaq Texts (with Elizabeth Paul), White Salt Mountain: Words in Time and Spar: Words in Place. He lives in South Maitland, Nova Scotia.


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Of Things Unknown: Critical Essays 1978-2005
Peter Sanger

2015 / Literary Criticism / $34.95
9781554471508 / Trade paper / 368 pp


For over four decades, Nova Scotia poet and essayist Peter Sanger has quietly shaped the literary landscape of the nation, both through his own critically acclaimed books and as the long-serving poetry editor of The Antigonish Review. Underpinning this contribution is Sangers dedication to the long-form critical essay, a form of which he is an acknowledged master. Of Things Unknown gathers 24 of Sangers previously uncollected critical essays, their subjects ranging from writers with whom he has been long associated (John Thompson, Douglas Lochhead, Richard Outram, Elizabeth Bishop) to others like Geoffrey Hill, David Jones, Saint-Denys-Garneau and Emily Carr. Appraised as a whole, Sangers essays map the evolution of a critical methodology which worked counter to the inward-looking, nationalistic cheerleading (and sometimes juvenile sniping) that often dominates Canadian criticism. Through his intense focus on the texts, on reading deeper and ranging wider, Sanger modelled a way for the generation of Canadian literary critics and readers that followed, challenging our sense of how we might think and write about what we read.



Other Books by this Author

Oikos
Peter Sanger

2014 / Essay / $9.95 CAN / $9.95 US
9781554471256 / Pamphlet
Fireship: Early Poems - 1965-1991
Peter Sanger

2013 / Poetry / $25.95 CAN / $25.95 US
9781554471218 / Trade paper
John Stokes' Horse
Peter Sanger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2001 / Poetry / $4.95 CAN / $4.95 US
9781894031530 / Pamphlet

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