It scarcely seems possible that twenty years have passed since the inception of Canadian Poetry in 1977. Can this really be the fortieth number of the journal? The fact that it is—the fact that through thick and thin Canadian Poetry has continued to appear twice a year for two decades—can only be attributed to the extraordinary loyalty of its subscribers and its contributors, its Editorial Board and its external readers, its business managers and its editorial assistants, and, of course, its financial supporters—the Ontario Arts Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Department of English and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Western Ontario. Thanks to all these people and organizations, Canadian Poetry has established and maintained its position as the journal of record it its field, providing present and future readers with the best of two decades of scholarship on Canadian poetry and related matters. It has been a great pleasure and privilege to serve as the editor of a journal that has benefitted from so much generosity and talent. To everyone who has supported Canadian Poetry, I gratefully offer, in the words of Charles G.D. Roberts’s Orion, "Thanksgiving…clear, far, and fine…." Here’s to the next twenty years!

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Submissions are invited for a volume of essays that take an ecocritical approach to Canadian literature. Essays may focus on a single author, genre, or locality, or they may range widely over the field and its surroundings, but whatever the case they should address "the relation between literature and environment…in a spirit of commitment to environmental praxis" (Lawrence Buell, The Environmental Imagination [Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard UP, 1995], 430). Completed essays or brief proposals should be sent to: David Bentley, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7.