Detours: An Anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County


Edited by Susan Holbrook and Dawn Marie Kresan (Palimpsest Press 2013)

ISBN: 978-1-926794-15-0      

Trade paperback, Palimpsest Press 2013   

$19.95 CDN


Detours: an anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County showcases the eclecticism that characterizes the region: the traditional and experimental, the academy and community, the established and emergent, the internationally renowned and promising apprentice. It excavates a rich literary heritage, paying tribute to such luminaries as Bronwen Wallace, Di Brandt, Joyce Carol Oates, Marty Gervais, and Phil Hall, while highlighting work by emerging poets such as Alex Goyowsky, Dani Couture, Darryl Whetter, Kate Hargreaves, and Robert Earl Stewart. 




“The poetic imagination of Windsor and Essex County is vast, and it includes more stellar writers than you can shake a stick at. In an effort to bring these exciting voices together, local poets Susan Holbrook and Dawn Marie Kresan have teamed up to publish Detours: An Anthology of Poets from Windsor & Essex County… The style and subject matter of the poems they've selected is so eclectic that a brief description of its contents just won't suffice. Leaf through these pages yourself and be surprised by work by new and established writers, including Alex Goyowsky, Dani Couture, Darryl Whetter, Kate Hargreaves, and Robert Earl Stewart. It's the best way to sample the range of talent that this region has to offer.”

—Reviewed by Erin Knight and Megan Philipp for Open Book Ontario