The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life

“…the work of thoughtful, elegant, and accomplished anthologists and writers, this volume is a useful, provocative, and altogether pleasing read.” — Conrad Black

Featuring a foreword from Conrad Black.



Unlike most countries, Canada was a nation founded by clerks and created on paper by professionals. We spend an enormous portion of our lives in offices, classrooms, examining rooms, work space cubicles, and in front of computer terminals, but rarely do we celebrate or even examine that world in our literature. In this breakthrough anthology, Canadian writers take up the challenge of imagining themselves as they really are — hard at work in the white collar world, forging ahead in their professions, surviving the perils of office politics, and offering profound insights into the reality of their lives.

Featuring poetry and prose by:

Martha Baillie, Brian Bartlett, Conrad Black, Marilyn Bowering, April Bulmer, Barry Callaghan, James Clarke, Brian Campbell, Sue Chenette, Brandon Crilly, Cyril Dabydeen, Carlinda D’Alimonte, Christopher Doda, Paula Eisenstein, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Marty Gervais, Steven Heighton, Bill Howell, A.M. Klein, Stephen Leacock, John B. Lee, Seymour Mayne, Bruce Meyer, Shane Neilson, John Oughton, P.K. Page, Molly Peacock, Lauralee Proudfoot, Julie Roorda, Robert Service,  Adam Sol, Raymond Souster, Robert Sward, George Swede, H. Masud Taj, Priscila Uppal, Halli Villegas, & Beverley Wicks.

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