Development in the Early Poetry of Raymond Souster

Hugh Cook


Despite Raymond Souster's acknowledged stature as on e of Canada's leading poets, ever little critical analysis of his poetry has been made. Consequently, basic misconceptions exist, primarily the tendency to consider Souster's poetry as lacking development. Careful reading of the corpus of Souster's work, however, reveals a steadily evolving style determined by historical events at large and movements within the smaller world of poetry.

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