Poetry. Mercurial and modern, THE NEXT WAVE is an output-based anthology of 21st century Canadian poetry. Curated by Jim Johnstone, it features 40 early-to-mid-career Canadian writers selected from a diverse range of national and international presses. While THE NEXT WAVE surveys poets from across Canada, its contributors are the product of a global mindset—a distinct generation of writers characterized by the variety of their formal and aesthetic choices. Gathered into an anthology that is pertinent as well as predictive, each of the poets in THE NEXT WAVE is proof of a re-invigorated national literature. THE NEXT WAVE contains over 150 poems from writers who have published exclusively in the new century. Among the poets included are Jordan Abel, Shane Book, Mark Callanan, Dani Couture, Kayla Czaga, Jeramy Dodds, Liz Howard, Aisha Sasha John, Sonnet L'Abbe, Ben Ladouceur, Jeff Latosik, Nyla Matuk, Sachiko Murakami, Michael Prior, Damian Rogers, and Ian Williams.
Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based poet, editor, and critic. He's the author of five books of poetry, including The Chemical Life (Véhicule Press, 2017) and Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014). He's also the recipient of a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead's Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and Poetry's Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Currently, Johnstone curates the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press, and is an associate editor at Representative Poetry Online.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN