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The Collected Earlier Poems, 1968–2008
By Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook

An early member of the avant-garde TISH group, which turned Canadian poetry for the first time to a focus on language, Marlatt’s career has spanned five decades and a range of formal styles and concerns. Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems offers Marlatt’s perceptual and Vancouver-centric work of the 1970s, her feminist writing of the 1980s, and her later collaborative work. Intertidal collects a broad selection of this poet’s groundbreaking work, including poetry from sixteen published collections and a number of previously unpublished or uncollected poems. The volume contains:
Frames of a Story (1968)
leaf leaf/s (1969)
What Matters: Writing (1968–1970)
Vancouver Poems (1972)
Our Lives (1972–1975)
Steveston (1974)
“Month of Hungry Ghosts” (1979)
“A Lost Book” (1970s)
“Here and There” (1981)
How Hug a Stone (1983)
Touch to My Tongue (1984)
Salvage (1991)
“small print” (1993)
“Sea Shining Between,” “Impossible Portraiture,” “Tracing the Cut” (2002)
“Generation, generations …” (Coda to the 3rd edition of Steveston, 2001)
Between Brush Strokes (2008)

The later chapbook, Between Brush Strokes, is reproduced in full-colour, facsimile edition. The collection includes an introduction by Susan Holbrook as well as a complete bibliography of the work of this West Coast, deconstructionist, lesbian, and feminist writer. Intertidal is the definitive oeuvre of Daphne Marlatt’s poetry exploring the city, feminism, and collaboration.

This is the third volume in a new series of collected works published by Talonbooks. The first two are Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems of Phyllis Webb and Scree: The Collected Early Poems of Fred Wah, 1962–1991.

“The collection results from both a commitment to collaboration, and an enduring engagement with the natural world and the gendered body, which fundamentally informs the author’s entanglements with feminist ecopoetics.”

“Reading Intertidal offers evidence of what can be repurposed and re-seen, of what can be, in Marlatt’s words, not the wreckage of history but poetry’s conscious recuperation via challenge of location and form: to be 'in her element in other words. blurring the boundary.'”
—Canadian Literature

“If a reader is coming to these texts for the first time, or if reading is a Re(Vision) of Marlatt’s poems, there is equal reward.”
Malahat Review

"Distinctive, eclectic, and remarkable."
—Nicholas Bradley, BC BookWorld

By Daphne Marlatt

Daphne Marlatt was at the centre of the West Coast poetry movement of the 1960s, studying at UBC and with many of Donald Allen’s New American Poets, most notably Robert Creeley and Robert Duncan. Her writing includes prose narratives on the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver and of Steveston and several poetry books. In early 2006, she was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service to Canadian culture.

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Edited by Susan Holbrook

Susan Holbrook, editor of Intertidal, is also a poet, a professor in the English department at the University of Windsor and chair of its creative writing program, and a preeminent critic of Daphne Marlatt’s work.

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PoemTalk discusses Daphne’s poem “Arriving”

…“Arriving,” which is published in Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1968–2008 . From …

news | 2019-05-27
TISH poets read from their Talon books in North Van

…out with Talon in 2015. Daphne Marlatt’s Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems 1968–2008 came out …

news | 2018-03-05
Poetry readings across Canada this week

…Windsor in Ontario, Daphne Marlatt will read from Intertidal and speak to students and staff: 4 PM in Vanier …

news | 2017-12-04
Daphne Marlatt’s collected earlier poems have come ashore

…volume of collected earlier poems, Intertidal – the definitive oeuvre of Daphne Marlatt’s … Roy Miki, Colin Browne, and Elee Kaljii Gardiner. Intertidal ($49.95) is now available for purchase from …

news | 2017-11-20
Join us for the launch of Daphne Marlatt’s Collected Earlier Poems

…readings at 8 PM). If you wish, RSVP on Facebook. Intertidal gathers work by Marlatt from the 1960s to the …