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Bibliography of Works about P.K. Page


Bashford, Lucy and Jay Ruzesky. "Entranced: An Interview with P. K. Page." Poetry Canada Review 15.1 (1994): 1,3+.

Cameron, Brian, et al. "Arc in Conversation with P. K. Page." Arc: A Magazine of Poetry and Poetry Criticism 7 (1982): 49-60.

Djwa, Sandra. "P. K. Page: A Biographical Interview." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 33-54.

Enright, Robert. Interview with P. K. Page. Modern Canadian Poets: A Recorded Archive. Prod. Rick Curtis. Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1982.

Keeler, Judy. "An Interview with P. K. Page." Canadian Forum Sept. 1975: 33-35.

Orange, John. "A Conversation with P. K. Page." Canadian Poetry 22 (1988): 68-77. 28 July 2004.

Pearce, Jon. "Fried Eggs and the Workings of the Right Lobe: An Interview with P. K. Page." Quarry 28.4 (1979): 30-42.

Pollock, Ann. "The White Glass III." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 135-44.

Wachtel, Eleanor. "‘That’s me, firing Salvador’: An Interview with P. K. Page." West Coast Review 22.2 (1987): 42-64.

Wiesenthal, Christine. "Looking at the World Through Topaz." Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation. Ed. Tim Bowling. Roberts Creek, B.C.: Nightwood, 2002. 11-30.


Poets on Film No. 2. Dir. Janet Perlman et al. National Film Board of Canada. 1977.

Still Waters: The Poetry of P. K. Page. Dir. Donald Winkler. National Film Board of Canada, 1988.

Film Adaptations

Last Summer (a.k.a. Unless the Eye Catch Fire). Dir. Anna Tchernakova. May Street Group. 1999.

Articles and Books

"A Woman of Many Words: at 84, P. K. Page Is Still Writing, Painting, Giving Readings." Globe and Mail (Metro Edition) 15 May 2001: R1, R3.

Babstock, Ken. "How Poems Work: 'Snowshoes." Globe and Mail 8 Mar. 2001: R2.

Bentley, D.M.R. "'A Subtle Mourning’: P. K. Page’s 'The Permanent Tourists.'" Canadian Poetry 19 (Fall-Winter 1986): 68-73. 28 July 2004.

Body, Marjorie. "P. K. Page: Traveller, Conjuror, Journeyman." Cross Canada Writers Quarterly 9.2 (1987): 4-5.

Bowering, Marilyn. "Present-Present: The Slipperiness of Time or Becoming a Bird: The Work of P. K. Page, a Few Personal Notes and a Poem." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 104-106.

Campbell, Wanda. "The Hidden Rooms of Isabella Valancy Crawford and P. K. Page." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 35.4 (2002): 69-83.

Djwa, Sandra. "P. K. Page: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 9-22.

Doyle, M. "The Poetry of P. K. Page." Poets and Critics: Essays from Canadian Literature, 1966-1974. Ed. George Woodcock. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1974.

Dragland, Stan. "Hidden Out in the Open: Editing and Reading P. K. Page’s The Hidden Room." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 166-88.

Durrant, Geoffrey. "P. K. Page’s 'Portrait of Marina.'" Inside the Poem: Essays and Poems in Honour of Donald Stephens. Ed. W.H. New. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1992. 174-76.

Ellis, Sarah. "Seeing the Sea: The Fairytales of P. K. Page." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 68-71.

Fisher, Don. "Eastern Perspectives in the Work of P. K. Page." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 129-34.

Freake, Douglas. "The Multiple Self in the Poetry of P. K. Page." Studies in Canadian Literature 19.1 (1994): 94-114.

Geddes, Gary, Ed. 15 Canadian Poets x 3. 4th ed. Toronto: Oxford UP, 2001.

Godard, Barbara. "Kinds of Osmosis." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 65-75.

Heaps, Denise Adele. "P. K. Page’s Brazilian Journal: Language Shock." Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 19.4 (1996): 355-70.

Heenan, Michael. "Souvenirs of Some: P. K. Page Responding to a Questionnaire." Canadian Poetry 10 (1982): 100-105.

Irvine, Dean. "The Two Giovannis: P. K. Page’s Two Modernisms." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 23-45.

Jamieson, Sara. "'Now That I Am Dead’: P. K. Page and the Self-Elegy." Canadian Literature 166 (2000): 63-82.

Johnston, George. "A Note on Rhythms, Exemplified in a Fan Letter to P. K.." West Coast Line 22.2 (1987): 23-26.

Johnston, Gordon. "'Out of the Painted Grove, My Buck’: The Escape from Irony in Avison and Page." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 97-107.

Killian, Laura. "Poetry and the Modern Woman: P. K. Page and the Gender of Impersonality." Canadian Literature 150 (1996): 86-105.

Lecker, Robert, Jack David, and Ellen Quigley, Eds. Canadian Writers and Their Works. Downsview, Ont.: ECW Press, 1983.

Mallinson, Jean. "Retrospect and Prospect." West Coast Review 13.3 (1979): 8-11.

Martin, Sandra. "Much Is Made in Literary Circles about P. K. Page Being Among the Last of a Generation of Modern Canadian Poets: Page Herself Doesn't Make Much of It." Canadian Press Newswire 15 May 2001.

McDougall, Anne. "P. K. Irwin, the Painter." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 94-98.

McNeilly, Kevin. "Toward a Poetics of Dislocation: Elizabeth Bishop and P. K. Page Writing 'Brazil.' " Studies in Canadian Literature 23.2 (1998): 85-108.

Mercer, Sandra. "The Metal and the Flower": Arthur Irwin and P. K. Page." Archivist 20.2 (1994): 33-34.

Messenger, Cynthia. "'But How Do You Write a Chagall?’: Ekphrasis and the Brazilian Poetry of P. K. Page and Elizabeth Bishop." Canadian Literature 142/143 (1994): 102-17.

____. "Page, P. K." Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Ed. William H. New. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002. 859-62.

____. "'Their small-toothed interlock’: Biomorphism and Mystical Quest in the Visual Art of P. K. Page and John Vanderpant. "Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 76-96.

Mitha, Farouk. "Catching Fire: The Allegories of Alchemical Transformation in the Art of P. K. Page." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 118-128.

Namjoshi, S. "Double Landscape." Canadian Literature no. 67 (1976): 21-30.

Neuman, Shirley. "Teaching P. K. Page’s ‘The Permanent Tourists.’" Canadian Poetry 19 (Fall-Winter 1986): 65-68. 28 July 2004.

Orange, John. "Page, P. K. (1916-)." ECW’s Biographical Guide to Canadian Poets. Ed. Robert Lecker, Jack David and Ellen Quigley. Toronto: ECW, 1989. 138-44.

____. P. K. Page and Her Works. Toronto: ECW, 1989.

Pacey, Desmond. "English-Canadian Poetry, 1944-1954." Culture 15 (1954): 255-65.

Paladino, Mimmo. Mimmo Paladino: Works on Paper Inspired by the Poetry of P. K. Page. Toronto: Istituto italiano di Cultura, 1998.

Paul, Nancy. "Redressing the Balance": Female and Male in the Early Poetry of P. K. Page. Essays in Canadian Writing 58 (1996).

Relke, Diana M.A. "Tracing the Terrestrial Vision in the Early Work of P. K. Page: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Ecoreading." Greenwor(l)ds: Ecocritical Readings of Canadian Women’s Poetry. Calgary, Alta.: U of Calgary P, 1999. 235-55.

Ricou, Laurie. "The Naive Eye in the Poetry of Dorothy Livesay, P. K. Page, and Miriam Waddington" Voices from Distant Lands: Poetry in the Commonwealth. Ed. Konrad Gross and Wolfgang Klooss. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1983. 108-114.

Rogers, Linda, and Barbara Colebrook. Peace. P. K. Page: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica, 2001.

Rooke, Constance. "Approaching P. K. Page’s ‘Arras.’" Canadian Poetry 4 (1979): 65-72. 28 July 2004.

____. " P. K. Page: The Chameleon at the Centre." The Malahat Review 45 (1978): 169-95.

Rose, Marilyn J. "Anthologizing P. K. Page: The Case of a Protean Poet." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 154-165.

"Safe at Home: P. K. Page, Doyenne of Canadian Poets, Puts the Lie to the Notion That a Happy Childhood Is Always a Writer’s Curse." Western Living (Vancouver Edition) 29.2 (1999): 20-25.

Schoemperlen, Diane. "Four Themes in the Poetry of P. K. Page." The English Quarterly 12.1-2 (1979): 1-12.

Shaw, Neufville. "The Poetry of P. K. Page." Educational Record 64.3 (1948): 152-56.

Smith, A.J.M. "New Canadian Poetry." Canadian Forum Feb. 1947: 250-51.

____. "The Poetry of P. K. Page." Canadian Literature no. 50 (1971): 17-27.

Stacey, Robert David. "Looking at ‘The Gold Sun’; or, The Glosa’s Glasses." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 108-117.

Stockholder, Kay. "Devouring Eyes in 'The Permanent Tourists' and Cry Ararat!" Canadian Poetry 19 (Fall-Winter 1986): 59-64. 28 July 2004.

Sullivan, Rosemary. "Hologram." Malahat Review 117 (1996): 121-28.

____. "Meeting in Mexico." Brick: A Literary Journal 55 (1996): 25-30.

____. "A Size Larger than Seeing: The Poetry of P. K. Page." Canadian Literature 79 (1978): 32-42.

Sutherland, John. "The Past Decade in Canadian Poetry." Northern Review 4.2 (Dec. 1950 - Jan. 1951): 42-47.

____. "P. K. Page and Preview." First Statement 1.6 (1942): 7-8.

____. "The Poetry of P. K. Page." Northern Review 1.4 (Dec. 1946 - Jan. 1947): 13-23.

Three Poet Artists: Eldon Grier, P. K. Page, Joe Rosenblatt: Burnaby Art Gallery, April 5-May 7, 1978. Burnaby, B.C.: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1978.

Trehearne, Brian. "Imagist Twilight: Page’s Early Poetry." The Montreal Forties: Modernist Poetry in Transition. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1999. 41-105.

____. "P. K. Page and Surrealism." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 46-64.

Vavassis, Vivian. "Establishing a Context for P. K. Page’s Interest in Eastern Religions: When Papier-Maché Angels Descend among the Metals and the Flowers." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 129-153.

Voldeng, Evelyne. "P. K. Page ou la quête d’un autre espace." Canadian Literature 129 (Summer 1991): 138-50.

Whitmore, Erin. "An Annotated Bibliography of Works on P. K. Page (1985-2002)." Journal of Canadian Studies 38.1 (2004): 194-211.

Woodcock, George. "Smith’s People: Margaret Avison, P. K. Page, Jay Macpherson, Anne Wilkinson, Ralph Gustafson." George Wookcock’s Introduction to Canadian Poetry. Toronto: ECW Press, 1993. 101-03.

____. and Rosemary Sullivan. "Page, P. K." Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature. 2nd ed. Ed. Eugene Benson and William Toye. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1997.

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