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Six Montreal Poets

Various Artists
Six Montreal Poets

Six Montreal Poets is a collection of mid-20th-century poetry featuring six members of the Montreal Group, modernist writers formed at McGill University in the 1920s. This 1957 album offers listeners a slice of the romance and bustle of mid-century Montreal. Rejecting the Victorianism that had previously characterized English Canadian poetry, the Montreal Group took on more cosmopolitan, personal, and philosophical subjects. It was a movement that eventually produced Leonard Cohen, heard here reciting his own poetry from his first published book, Let Us Compare Mythologies , seven years before his first major literary prize and ten years before his first song album would be released.

Track Listing

101
Like an Old Proud King in a Parable A.J.M. Smith 1:09
102
A Hyacinth for Edith A.J.M. Smith 1:29
103
Noctambule A.J.M. Smith 1:04
104
The Plot Against Proteus A.J.M. Smith 0:52
105
Business as Usual/Fear as Normal A.J.M. Smith 1:41
106
The Archer A.J.M. Smith 1:01
107
Sonnet A.J.M. Smith 0:58
108
My Death A.J.M. Smith 1:05
109
For Wilf and His House Leonard Cohen 1:50
110
Beside the Shepherd Leonard Cohen 0:53
111
Poem Leonard Cohen 0:30
112
Lovers Leonard Cohen 0:50
113
The Sparrows Leonard Cohen 1:36
114
Warning Leonard Cohen 0:58
115
Les Vieus Leonard Cohen 0:50
116
Elegy Leonard Cohen 0:45
117
The Birth of Tragedy Irving Layton 1:40
118
The Fertile Muck Irving Layton 1:42
119
Maxie Irving Layton 1:30
120
The Bull Calf Irving Layton 1:59
121
The Cold Green Element Irving Layton 1:50
122
The Improved Binoculars Irving Layton 1:10
123
Surfaces F.R. Scott 0:45
124
Lakeshore F.R. Scott 2:31
125
Laurentian Shield F.R. Scott 1:44
126
The Bird F.R. Scott 0:39
127
Caring F.R. Scott 0:42
128
Bonne Entente F.R. Scott 0:34
129
Memory F.R. Scott 0:50
130
Will to Win F.R. Scott 1:01
131
Conflict F.R. Scott 1:13
132
Poem 19 from Europe Louis Dudek 1:05
133
Poem 95 from Europe Louis Dudek 0:55
134
To an Unknown in a Restaurant Louis Dudek 0:58
135
A Cracker Jack Louis Dudek 1:08
136
The Pomegranate Louis Dudek 2:28
137
Line and Form Louis Dudek 1:54
138
Psalm XXII A.M. Klein 1:05
139
Plumaged Proxy A.M. Klein 1:24
140
The Rocking Chair A.M. Klein 1:51
141
Political Meeting A.M. Klein 2:23
142
For the Sisters of the Hotel Dieu A.M. Klein 0:41
143
Montreal A.M. Klein 3:27

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