Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Review of Under the Sun by Arthur Bourinot

Under the Sun is a nice collection of poems written by Arthur S. Bourinot. The book won the 1939 Governor-General's Award for Literary Merit in poetry and dram. More so than the previous poetry winners, Under the Sun is a very accessible and enjoyable collection. I found Bourinot's poems much easier "to get into" than the others.

Additionally, I would like to draw special attention to "Machinery," a poem about mass production and industrialisation, as a particularly worthy and interesting piece.

So far, Bourinot is by far my favourite Canadian poet.

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