Poems better than the movies? Yes, a blockbuster poem is a perfect way to pause and drift a bit before rejoining the fast-moving flow of the Internet. Our 10 blockbuster poems were selected by Josh Massey with the assistance of the publishers and the poets themselves -- and in some cases by a vote at The Tyee office.
In This Series
Pull in here next 10 Fridays for some great Canadian verse. First up: 'A Creation Song' by Max Middle.
This week the 'Goddess of Blissful Ignorance' visits a Vancouver balcony.
This week's 'Tâte-à-tête' peers through candlelight at our animal instincts.
This week, sympathy for the Steelhead.
This week, a word of caution for our insect friends.
This week, an opportunity to immerse yourself in language.
This week, feel the cold grip of automation.
This week, 'Retinal Detachment,' with an eye towards mortality.
This week, listening to the sounds of Mr. Benjamin.
Last in the series, 'in praise of bad things.'