Book details

Publication date: February 2019
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Poetry / Canadian Literature
Subject(s): POETRY / Canadian, Poetry / Canadian Literature, Poetry / Canadian Literature, Poetry, Literature, Poetry
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

E.D. Blodgett. E.D. Blodgett (1935–2018) published numerous books of poetry as well as literary history and translations. He was Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. His books won the Governor General’s Award twice, for poetry and translation. From 2007 to 2009 he was Edmonton's Poet Laureate.

# 6 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 04, 2019

# 2 on Edmonton Fiction Bestsellers list, March 10, 2019

"E.D. Blodgett’s final book Nothing Is But You and I completes his life long poem Apostrophes with a rumination on life, fragility, and time....[T]he poems formally reflect on time and duration, death and whatever comes next as our human matter unravels." [Full review at]

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian Literature

"Blodgett was perhaps the greatest living master of prosody in Canadian poetry, and this lifetime of craft is evident in every poem. Apostrophes VIII is exceptional—the culmination of one of the most distinguished poetry careers in Canada in the past fifty years."

James Gifford, Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver Campus

"These are accomplished, weighty poems that demand full immersion on the part of the reader. They are dense and metaphysical with their own signature rhythm which often feels like waves crashing onto a shore, or a pebble thrown into water, and the rings from its weight moving outward into wider circles."

Jeanette Lynes, Professor of English, University of Saskatchewan

Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Canada
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