Singer, An Elegy is a long poem memorializing the authors father and, equally, the now-obsolete industrial culture that shaped him. Singer, An Elegy has rhetorical lightning flashes but aspires to much greater straightforwardness than Fetherlings previous poetry.
George Fetherling is a writer, editor, teacher, publisher, scholar, and visual artist. He is the author or editor of over 50 books ranging from poetry and fiction to biographies, cinema history, Asian Pacific studies, and histories of the gold rushes and the rise of newspapers in Canada. Mr. Fetherling is a former literary editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard and the Ottawa Citizen and was awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize in 1995 for his “substantial contribution to Canadian letters.” He currently holds the post of books-and-ideas columnist at the Vancouver Sun.