Guest blog post: Alice Major by Katherine Venn

Anthony Wilson

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I am delighted to welcome Katherine Venn to continue our series on overlooked poets.

Alice Major

Alice Major, decorated author of ten collections of poetry, is hardly overlooked in her native Canada; but to my (limited, I must confess) knowledge she’s not made huge waves against the shores of our consciousness over here in the UK. I was lucky enough to be introduced to her writing a few years ago in possibly the best of all ways: a reading, organised by mutual friends in north London. She read from her latest book, an ambitious epic called The Office Tower Tales – a sort-of reworking of The Canterbury Tales by way of One Thousand and One Nights, as told among three Canadian office-workers. Listening to her read I was instantly hooked, picked up a copy that night (why didn’t I ask her to sign it?) and took it…

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