All Manner of Tackle

All Manner of Tackle brings together a selection of Brian Bartlett’s literary prose from the past three decades. One of Atlantic Canada’s finest poets, Bartlett has published reflections on poetry in a panoply of forms, including essays, reviews, journals, memoirs, tributes, columns, introductions, and interviews. All Manner of Tackle celebrates the Canadian poetry and poets he considers indispensible (including P.K. Page, Robert Bringhurst and Elizabeth Bishop), offering meticulous and in-depth readings that track poetry’s relationship to everything from mass culture to philosophy to the environment. As much memoir as it is criticism, All Manner of Tackle is a book that keeps “a few kernels of faith in poetry as something that blazes trails rather than just doggedly follow[s] them.”


Brian Bartlett

Brian Bartlett has published many collections and chapbooks of poetry, including The Watchmaker’s Table, The Afterlife of Trees, Granite Erratics, and Wanting the Day: Selected Poems. His honours have included the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry, and two Malahat Review

Chapter Title Contents Contributors Pages Year Price
For Sure the Kittiwake: Naming, Nature, and P. K. Page – A Long Fall for Poetry: Reflections on Poetry in the Public Eye and the Private Realm through the Last Months of 1994, Including … 85 $8.50
Nights in Windsor Castle: Remembering Alden Nowlan – Rivers of Streaming Time: Dorothy Roberts – Alfred Goldsworthy, Dr. Bailey and Alfie: A Tribute – A Knight for Poetry: Fred … 48 $4.80
No Detail Too Small: Sandra Barry’s Elizabeth Bishop: An Archival Guide to Her Life in Nova Scotia – Reading Mother Goose with Bishop – One-man Masque: James Reaney – O … 105 $10.50
Understood in the Marrow: Tim Bowling’s Dying Scarlet – Among the Shades and the Clarities: A. F. Moritz’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt – Rejoicing in Their Presence: … 39 $3.90
“Far more than our breath”; an Interview with Brian Bartlett by Clarise Foster 13 $1.30