True Poetry: Traditional and Popular Verse in Ontario by Greenhill,…

True Poetry: Traditional and Popular Verse in Ontario

Edition: First printing

Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989. Blue cloth. pp xvi, 230, [2]. Index. Fine in jacket. " Focusing on the importance of traditional and popular poetry for the poets, the presenters, and the local audience, Greenhill examines the activity of creating and using poetry in a community context. She gives numerous examples of Ontario folk verse, among them twenty-one poems about Canadian runner Terry Fox, whose battle with cancer inspired many folk poets. True Poetry pioneers the examination of folk poetry in Canada and adds to a limited body of scholarship on the topic. It will be of interest to anyone concerned with Canadian society, traditional folklore, and popular culture."; Octavo 0773506977

Book ID: 49314
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