Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jack Hannan

Jack Hannan is a poet and the sales manager at McGill-Queen’s University Press. Though he's been an important part of the publishing industry for over 40 years, Hannan has been one of Canadian poetry’s best-kept secrets. The release of Some Frames (from Cormorant Books), makes available the best of Hannan's new work as well as a number of remarkable poems that only appeared in limited-edition chapbooks and magazines during the late 1970s and 1980s. Hannan’s poetry, which has been compared to Stephane Mallarmé’s and John Ashbery’s, is mysterious and fluid, hermetic and hypnotic, evoking the crescendo of a music score or the emotional pull of an oil painting.

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