Sailing to Babylon - poems by James Pollock
  • Sailing to Babylon:
    Poems

    (Foreword by Jeffery Donaldson)
    Full-length poetry collection. Available now! (Able Muse Press, 2012)


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    You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada -- additional information
  • You Are Here:
    Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada
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    The Essential Daryl Hine - poems by Daryl Hine and James Pollock
  • The Essential Daryl Hine:
    by Daryl Hine and James Pollock
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    James Pollock is the author of Sailing to Babylon, which was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award in Poetry, runner-up for the Posner Poetry Book Award, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association; and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada, a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award for a collection of essays. He is also the editor of The Essential Daryl Hine, which made The Partisan's list of the best books of 2015. His poems have been published in The Paris Review, AGNI, Poetry Daily, the National Post, and other journals in the U.S. and Canada, broadcast on CBC Radio, and listed in Best Canadian Poetry. Several of his poems appear in anthologies, including The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2013, Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems, and Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry . . . .

     

    Essential Daryl Hine Reviewed in The Partisan

    Derek Webster praises The Essential Daryl Hine in The Partisan: "The Essential Daryl Hine makes it obvious that the boy from B.C. really is one of the best we have. I don’t think it’s too great a leap to say that in Pollock, Daryl Hine has found his ideal editor. . . . Reading this selection, it's possible to tune into Hine at the wavelengths on which he was broadcasting. The experience, for me, is tremendous, exquisite and heartbreaking."

    One of The Partisan's Best Books of 2015

    I'm delighted that The Essential Daryl Hine was named one of the best books of 2015 by The Partisan. Brooke Clark, in his recommendation, describes Hine as "The best Canadian poet most people have never heard of," and adds that "this selection (which includes a brief, thoughtful introduction and a biographical sketch) is the ideal way to get to know a poet who deserves to be better known."

    Finding Daryl Hine (Agni Blog Post)

    In a short essay that appears on the Agni Blog, I tell about finding and reading Daryl Hine.

    One of The Partisan's Best Books of 2015.

    Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry

    Thrilled that my poem "Sailing to Babylon" appears in the exciting new anthology Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry, edited by Evan Jones and Amanda Jernigan, and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Other contributors include many of the best modern and contemporary Canadian poets.

    You Are Here Reviewed in UTQ

    Robert Stacey, reviewing You Are Here in the Letters in Canada 2012 issue of the (pay walled) University of Toronto Quarterly (Vol. 82, No. 3, Spring 2014), writes, "The readings Pollock offers are thoughtful, knowledgeable, and precise. He is truly an excellent close reader of poems, his technical vocabulary is superb, and his command of the tradition enables him to tease out allusions and echoes of other works that are likely to be missed by the more casual reader. . . There is no doubt that You Are Here will be appreciated by many, especially practising poets and aspiring critics."

    Sailing to Babylon Reviewed in UTQ

    A great pleasure to read Brent Wood's review of Sailing to Babylon in the University of Toronto Quarterly, where he writes, "Pollock shines brightly in 'Quarry Park,' a long poem." Click "Read More" for an excerpt.

    Sailing to Babylon Reviewed at Verse Wisconsin

    Richard Merelman reviews Sailing to Babylon in Verse Wisconsin, calling it "a highly accomplished volume that demonstrates technical mastery, erudition (without pomposity), a meditative lyric sensibility, and easy accessibility." Warm thanks to Richard!

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