Sunday, March 15, 2009

There are three poets from Canada

A facebook status update by Edward Nixon this morning alluded to there being three poets from Canada, according to the illustrious Poetry Foundation. I looked it up and sure enough. You'll never guess who they are.


John W. MacDonald said...

There are 0 Poets from Australia...

Rob Taylor said...

And 0 from Africa... a whole continent! Though Chris Abani of Nigeria is the first poet listed in the alphabetical list.

There are also no poets from large swaths of the US or anywhere in Asia - I think they haven't quite worked out their tagging system yet.

53 from Britain, though, so maybe they started updating it there. Priorities, people!