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Archives Spotlight: Little Books of Lovely Verse: Canadian Poetry Chapbooks

January 16, 2020, 5:30 PM6:30 PM EST

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.

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January 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST


McMaster University Library
McMaster University Library, 1280 Main St W
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada
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