Career Limiting Moves
Interviews, Rejoinders, Essays, Reviews
By turns celebratory and sceptical, 'Career Limiting Moves' is a selection of essays and reviews drawn from a decade of immersion in Canadian poetry. Inhabiting a milieu in which unfriendly remarks are typically spoken 'sotto voce' --if at all--Wells has consistently said what he thinks aloud. The pieces in this collection comprise revisionist assessments of some big names in Canadian Poetry (Margaret Atwood, Lorna Crozier, Don McKay and Patrick Lane, among others); satirical ripostesparrying others' critical views (Andre Alexis, Erin Moure, Jan Zwicky); substantial appraisals of underrated or near-forgotten poets (Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, Peter Sanger, John Smith, Peter Trower, Peter Van Toorn); assessments of promising debuts (Suzanne Buffam, Pino Coluccio, Thomas Heise, Peter Norman) and much else besides--including a few surprises for anyone who thinks they have Wells's taste figured out.
About this Author
Zachariah Wells is the author of the poetry collections Unsettled and Track & Trace; the editor of Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets and co-author, with Rachel Lebowitz, of Anything But Hank!, a children's story illustrated by Eric Orchard. A prolific critic, he has contributed hundreds of reviews and essays to periodicals in Canada and the US. Originally from P.E.I., he has lived on all three of Canada's coasts and many points in the middle. He now calls Halifax home.
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