Shall We Dance That One Around Again?


Shall We Dance That One Around Again? pulls together a sampler from just a few of internationally known Canadian poet Stephen Bett's twenty-two books; and it debuts new poems from two works in progress, the minimalist book-length serial poem Lift Off, and Broken Glosa, which takes the "glosa," a Renaissance Spanish Court form, and breaks it down to its contemporary essentials, riffing on postmodernist and post-postmodernist poets in ways that are as surprising and inventive as they are richly textured while remaining fresh and playful.


"Stephen Bett is one of the coolest contemporary poets, and a legend internationally. He has a very interesting linguistic technique with a penchant for jazz and words, and if you ask me, jazz-styled writing is where the best of the best is happening right now."

--Karl Jirgins (Editor, Rampage)

"I am constantly struck by how strong and pliant Stephen Bett's line is, the image understated, the music so subtle it dances almost unnoticed."

--Ken Cathers.