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Canadian Poetry

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
Seventeenth to twentieth centuries

Canadian Poetry was created in partnership with the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries and offers a collection of the full text of more than 19,000 English-language poems by 177 Canadian poets. The corpus includes works by Bliss Carman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Archibald Lampman, Charles G. D. Roberts and Duncan Campbell Scott as well as lesser known authors from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth. The vendor states, "The aim has been to provide a comprehensive database of the poetry of Canadian authors whose works were published up to and including 1900 and who died before 1950. The database is not intended to function as a critical edition; variants, composition history and scholarly apparatus are not provided." The vendor continues, "All poems published in book form have been included, as have uncollected broadsheet and serial publications before 1850; post-1850 broadsheet and serial publications have been included at the discretion of the editorial board. Translations have not been included unless they assumed a wider importance and became part of the fabric of contemporary cultural life."

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Canadian poetry.