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Archives Spotlight: Little Books of Lovely Verse: Canadian Poetry Chapbooks
January 16, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Delve into the delightful world of poetry chapbooks. In the early era of printing, chapbooks were inexpensively produced, popular pamphlets; in 20th century Canada, publishers used them as an economical way to print poetry. These diminutive books preserve the voices of many emerging and established writers and provide a window into the contested space of Canadian literatures. Explore what genres and perspectives were privileged and how beauty was conceptualized in both design and verse.