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
Today's Blockbuster Poem
Pull in here next 10 Fridays for some great Canadian verse. First up: 'A Creation Song' by Max Middle.
Blockbuster Poem II
This week the 'Goddess of Blissful Ignorance' visits a Vancouver balcony.
Blockbuster Poem III
This week's 'Tâte-à-tête' peers through candlelight at our animal instincts.
Blockbuster Poem IV
This week, sympathy for the Steelhead.
Blockbuster Poem V
This week, a word of caution for our insect friends.
Blockbuster Poem VI
This week, an opportunity to immerse yourself in language.
Blockbuster Poem VII
This week, feel the cold grip of automation.
Blockbuster Poem VIII
This week, 'Retinal Detachment,' with an eye towards mortality.
Blockbuster Poem IX
This week, listening to the sounds of Mr. Benjamin.
Blockbuster Poem X
Last in the series, 'in praise of bad things.'