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Canadian Love Letters Find a Home in New Collection

23 JUL 2015
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Where the Nights Are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets, 1883 – 2014 is a book that any lover of Canadian literature will be eager to get their hands on.

The idea began at the University of Saskatchewan, thanks to the collaborative work of Canadian poet Dave Eso and professor of English Jeanette Lynes. Dave Eso actually developed the idea himself, when he retrieved all the love letters he wrote to his old girlfriend.

When designing the layout of the collection, Eso and Lynes decided they would arrange the letters by age, from poets writing around age 18, to poets who were writing love letters far into their 70s. The collection includes famous Canadian poets such as P.K. Page, Leonard Cohen, Robert Serve, Shannon Webb-Campbell, and even non-literary figures like Louis Riel.

What are some other exciting literary projects to come out of Canadian universities?  

Source: Globe and Mail