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  • Songs for Dead Children

    Songs for Dead Children

    In a series of poems inspired by Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder, E.D. Blodgett searches for meaning amidst grief. In the contemplative gentleness of his words, he finds the special light childre...

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  • Welcome to the Anthropocene

    Welcome to the Anthropocene

    Alice Major observes the comedy and the tragedy of this human-dominated moment on Earth. Major’s most persistent question—“Where do we fit in the universe?”—is made more urgent by the ecological ca...

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  • Rain Shadow

    Rain Shadow

    Rain Shadow is a collection of poetry that explores the fraught relationship between the natural world and humans yearning to connect with something greater than themselves. The poems range through...

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  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

    Blood Orange ponders the resilience of the human spirit as it explores the meaning of home (Heimat) and homelessness, and circles themes such as forced displacement and loss. Memory is interrogated...

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  • Walking Through Turquoise

    Walking Through Turquoise

    Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat: The clumsy intricacies of relationshi...

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  • Cemetery Compost

    Cemetery Compost

    By turns garrulous and gnomic, playful and foreboding, tender and raucous, these poems plumb our daily contradictions and divided natures. Treading a taut line between bemusement and despair, they ...

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  • The Bone Weir

    The Bone Weir

    Exploring the intersection of language, culture, and history, D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir is an eclectic collection that gives voice to the dead, the obscured, and the forgotten. One of the book’...

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  • The Riparian

    The Riparian

    The Riparian is a dangerous shimmering chimeric space where “Things broken wash up.” “Did you expect,” a bartender asks, “a constant party here in the drowned city of the joyful damned?” Pasold str...

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  • A Tincture of Sunlight

    A Tincture of Sunlight

    This collection honours the stories about Old Man as Cree/white soldier, biologist, father, son and lover. Old Man assumes an extraordinary character as a trickster. He is mythic, enigmatic, and sy...

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  • Stampede and the Westness of West

    Stampede and the Westness of West

    Calgary was the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012 when the Stampede hosted Aritha van Herk as Artist in Residence, providing her with a privileged insider’s view of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Ea...

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  • silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    More than a narrative of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, silent sister: the mastectomy poems bears witness to social and psychological impacts, for better or worse, of the altered body and m...

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  • This Wound is a World

    This Wound is a World

    Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky to world inside.” Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous...

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  • Spirit of Place

    Spirit of Place

    An injured dragonfly is picked from a car grill and placed on a rock to recuperate, only to materialize at a distant trailhead to usher the hiker toward a set of ancient pictographs he might have o...

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  • Fail Safe

    Fail Safe

    Sense and sensuality. Body and embodiment. Fail Safe links human senses to the fecund world, examining plant and human bodies on the inside and the outside. Linguistically flourishing, sonically de...

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  • A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow contains poems from the imaginations of Rich Theroux and Jess Szabo, the creative spirits behind Calgary’s Rumble House Gallery. Illustrated with drawings that emerge from “a...

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  • The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations by Sheri-D Wilson embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another...

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  • Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    In 1951 two intrepid women, Phyllis and her best friend, Anne, set off on a journey from Victoria, British Columbia, to Red Deer, Alberta, and back again. Travelling first by 1927 MG Roadster to Al...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • The Bosun Chair

    The Bosun Chair

    Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers a...

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  • Listen. If

    Listen. If

    first snow falling slow hangs in the air a curtain drifting there thickening sight —“Winter” In this new collection, Douglas Barbour experiments with what he calls “rhythmically intense open form...

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  • Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Believing is not the same as Being Saved

    Lisa Martin’s new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy an...

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  • Little Wildheart

    Little Wildheart

    By turns quirky, startling, earthy, and hope-filled, Micheline Maylor’s poems slip effortlessly through topics ranging from what we give up as we age to regrets for love that has passed, the interp...

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  • Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    In 1951 two intrepid women, Phyllis and her best friend, Anne, set off on a journey from Victoria, British Columbia, to Red Deer, Alberta, and back again. Travelling first by 1927 MG Roadster to Al...

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    Several copies available
  • The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations by Sheri-D Wilson embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • Yes.

    Yes.

    “Witness” is a fine word to describe Rosemary Griebel’s attitude to life, to writing. Not just witness in the sense of one who sees what anyone in the same place would see, but witness in the relig...

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  • Kat Among the Tigers

    Kat Among the Tigers

    Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punct...

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  • The One and the Many

    The One and the Many

    This elegant volume of Tagore's poems, translated, is copiously illustrated by colour photographs from John Berridge, Professor of Religion at Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada. William Radice...

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  • Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, “The Gospel according to Clarence Thomas” is less about Clarence Thomas than it is about the devastating reign of the Bush administration...

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  • Clarity of Distance

    Clarity of Distance

    Someone once asked Ayesha Chatterjee what idiom she wrote in. She still doesn’t know what the answer to that is, but the poems in this collection attempt to address the issue behind that question: ...

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  • Alligator Tales

    Alligator Tales

    A delightful collection of short poems for children written by a loving grandfather, an ardent voyager, from every port his yacht Tzu Hang put into in the course of his voyages. Fanciful, and somet...

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  • Viewing Tom Thompson

    Viewing Tom Thompson

    Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report explores the possibilities in poems sometimes personal, sometimes public, in which this iconic painter emerges as a source of inspiration, intrigue, admiratio...

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  • Writing the Terrain

    Writing the Terrain

    Take a trip through Alberta with some of Canada's finest established and emerging poets as your guides. Writing the Terrain: Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets is the first anthology dedicat...

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  • Death Drive Through Gaia Paris

    Death Drive Through Gaia Paris

    "Noble's work has always engaged, in its own way, with the Western Canadian tradition of poetry as intellectual experiment grounded on local experience.… Death Drive marks a counter-turn in the wor...

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  • Wells

    Wells

    Jenna Butler draws on her own experiences of her grandmother's disappearance into senile dementia to reassemble a sensual world in longpoem form that positively crackles with imagery and rhythm. Id...

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  • abecedarium

    abecedarium

    would you believe me when i make consorts of alphabet runaways & stayathomes i have rounded up where they wandered all over the page Dennis Cooley masterfully extends the genre of the abecedary to ...

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  • Too Bad

    Too Bad

    A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait. Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart ...

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  • Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Award-winning poet Susan McCaslin exercises the profound mother-daughter trauma forged in the Demeter-Persephone myth with unapologetic modernity. This sequence takes on a novel life all its own: H...

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