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Pacific Windows
By Roy K. Kiyooka
Edited by Roy Miki

Winner 1997 Association of Asian American Studies Poetry Award

Roy Kiyooka’s reputation as an artist has long been recognized. Such is not the case with his writing and poetry, even though his engagement with language as a medium of artistic consciousness had been a preoccupation all along. For Kiyooka the poet, the poetic text was not a supplement to…


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ISBN: 9780889223783
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 0.75"
Non-Fiction / LCO006000

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page as bone – ink as blood
By Jónína Kirton

Death, desire, and divination are the threads running through Jónína Kirton’s debut collection of poems and lyric prose. Delicate and dark, the pieces are like whispers in the night – a haunted, quiet telling of truths the mind has locked away but the body remembers. Loosely autobiographical, these are the…


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ISBN: 9780889229235
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 14 2015
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE015000

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Painting Time
By Maylis de Kerangal
Translated by Jessica Moore

An exquisite and highly aesthetic coming-of-age novel.


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ISBN: 9781772012835
Pages:240
Pub. Date: March 21 2021
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5" x 0.625"
Fiction / FIC044000

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Paradise by the River
By Vittorio Rossi

Canada. 1940. In a time and country fraught with the uncertainties of war, Prime Minister MacKenzie King calls for the destruction of any “subversive elements” on the nation’s soil. The Act is supported by the majority of Canadians: anxious, patriotic and “intolerant” of fascism. After Canada officially declares war with…


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ISBN: 9780889223936
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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Drama / DRA013000

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Paradise Garden
By Lucia Frangione

In the gold-rush era of the 1850s, the McKinnons settled on an island off the west coast of Canada, where the first thing they did was to turn this “wilderness” into an English country garden complete with vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and an elegant gazebo. After six generations, times and…


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ISBN: 9780889226586
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2011
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Drama / DRA013000

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Past Perfect
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In Albertine in Five Times, Michel Tremblay portrayed one of his most unforgettable characters during five decades of her life, beginning in her thirties. Now, in Past Perfect, we meet Albertine at twenty and discover the dark secret of her being. Still reeling from the heartbreak that plunged her into…


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ISBN: 9780889224933
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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Drama / DRA013000

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Paul Martin & Companies
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

The more one reads about Paul Martin’s business affairs, the more troubling they appear. In Paul Martin & Companies, Alain Deneault offers a piercing look at what it means when a Canadian prime minister puts his private interests outside the laws he has been elected to apply. Using Martin’s business…


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ISBN: 9780889225381
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 2 2006
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Non-Fiction / POL033000

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Peace in Duress
By Janet Rogers

Mohawk spoken-word artist Janet Marie Rogers’s newest collection pulses with the rhythms of the drum and the beat of the heart. Poems drawing on the language of the earth and inflected with the outspoken vocality of activism address the crises of modern “land wars”—environmental destruction, territorial disputes, and resource depletion.


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ISBN: 9780889229112
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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Poetry / POE011000

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Peacock Blue
By Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

When Phyllis Webb published Wilson’s Bowl in 1980, Northrop Frye hailed it as “a landmark in Canadian literature”: landmark, an event that marks a turning point in something (in this case, Canadian literature); and an instantly recognized feature of a landscape (in this case, the landscape of Canadian poetry). Wilson’s…


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ISBN: 9780889229129
Pages:512
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1"
Poetry / POE011000

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Peacock Blue
By Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

When Phyllis Webb published Wilson’s Bowl in 1980, Northrop Frye hailed it as “a landmark in Canadian literature”: landmark, an event that marks a turning point in something (in this case, Canadian literature); and an instantly recognized feature of a landscape (in this case, the landscape of Canadian poetry). Wilson’s…


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ISBN: 9780889229143
Pages:512
Pub. Date: September 15 2015
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Poetry / POE011000

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Pell Mell
By Robin Blaser

Pell Mell, the middle voice, the syntax meeting its astonishments in its forward stride looking backwards, imagining an image nation where the heart is always torn—to pieces possessed by the other(s). A book so sure of itself that Blaser can begin, after the act of said-and-done, a series called Great…


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ISBN: 9780889226012
Pages:120
Pub. Date: June 6 2009
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Non-Fiction / LAN005070

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People Live Here
By George F. Walker

People Live Here is a collection of three exciting new plays by George F. Walker, Canada’s king of black comedy and a winner of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama. The Chance, Her Inside Life, and Kill the Poor complete the the author’s Parkdale Palace trilogy of plays that deal with issues of soc


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ISBN: 9781772012392
Pages:224
Pub. Date: September 20 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.625"
Non-Fiction / PER011030

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PERFACT
By Nicole Fong

"Part treatise on phenomenology, part theatrical score on ontology, part billet-doux to poetry itself” (Divya Victor), PEЯFACT is a three-part series of poems interrogating the nature of experience, language, trauma, and identity.


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ISBN: 9781772012279
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 22 2019
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.3125" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE024000

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Performing National Identities
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Albert-Reiner Glaap

If you have ever wondered why the Scots love Michel Tremblay or what Sharon Pollock has to say to Japanese audiences, or just how a Canadian play—or being Canadian—is viewed in England or the United States, you should read this volume. Each author holds a mirror up to Canadian theatre,…


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ISBN: 9780889224759
Pages:324
Pub. Date: March 15 2003
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Non-Fiction / PER011020

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Persian Postcards
By Fred A. Reed

In an age when visual images have become infinitely manipulable, and have thus forfeited their credibility, words alone can convey the multifaceted, fleeting, elastic yet intractable truth of memory and events. Persian Postcards, the fruit of ten years of travel to the Islamic Republic as both journalist and impassioned observer,…


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ISBN: 9780889223516
Pages:288
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Non-Fiction / POL037000

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peter among th towring boxes / text bites
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

bissett’s latest book marks some significant boundaries, draws some sharp, clear lines for this veteran of the evolving phonetic alphabet, and of sound, concrete and performance poetry. While the work remains overwhelmingly playful, subtly layered, and full of the astonishment and sheer delight at seeing and hearing things one has…


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ISBN: 9780889224643
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Poetry / POE011000

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Phyllis Webb and the Common Good
By Stephen Collis

Phyllis Webb is a poet around whom archetypes tend to cluster: the reclusive artist; the distraught, borderline suicidal Sapphic woman poet. While on the surface she seems someone supremely disinterested in the public sphere, argues Stephen Collis in this brilliant and revealing new celebration of her work, Webb is no…


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ISBN: 9780889225596
Pages:224
Pub. Date: February 23 2007
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Non-Fiction / LIT014000

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Piercing
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

In “The Axe” a literature professor arrives at the door of one of his students in the middle of the night. On his way he has stumbled (with a flask of whiskey) through the pouring rain, stopping in a city park to vandalize the statue of an angel, tormented by…


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ISBN: 9780889226456
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 15 2010
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Drama / DRA013000

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Playing Bare
By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

Witty, prickly and fresh, Playing Bare is a mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. An accomplished actress is on the verge of a nervous breakdown as she directs Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. In her deranged effort to expose the emptiness of playing fictional characters, she casts…


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ISBN: 9780889223356
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1993
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Fiction / FIC052000

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Poet to Publisher
Edited by Ralph Maud

Donald M. Allen’s anthology The New American Poetry, published by Grove Press / Evergreen in the U.S.A. and the U.K., burst onto the literary scene in 1960 to become the single most important and influential book of poetry in the English language published in the second half of the 20th…


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ISBN: 9780889224865
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
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Non-Fiction / LIT007000

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Popular Narratives
By Frank Davey

This book of prose poems strips down the codes and conventions that make up our society’s “popular narratives.” A revealing and witty, exploded view of our culture.


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ISBN: 9780889222854
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Poetry / POE011000

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Post-Prairie
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino & Robert Kroetsch

“Prairie poetry,” as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This…


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ISBN: 9780889225237
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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Poetry / POE001000

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Pots and Other Living Beings
By annie ross

Pots and Other Living Beings is made up of poems with paired photographs, each describing an aspect of living in the postmodern, neoliberal age, with its promised and failed utopia, ruin, and dispossessions.


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ISBN: 9781772012361
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 1 2019
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Non-Fiction / HIS038000

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Pound @ Guantánamo
By Clint Burnham

Short-listed 2017 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

Throughout these poems is a meeting of obscene or politically charged material, as well as commentary on language usage under extreme circumstances of duress such as the Arab Spring. This is poetry written under conditions of wartime. The title implies an analogy between Ezra Pound, imprisoned at Pisa after World…


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ISBN: 9780889229792
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 6 2016
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Poetry / POE011000

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Prairie Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

In this contrapuntal follow-up to Governor General’s Award finalist Discovery Passages, Garry Thomas Morse traces multiple lines of his mixed ancestry. These include the nomadic “pre-historical” movements of Wakashan speakers who were later to form various West Coast First Nations; the schismatic mindset of Jedidiah Morse, the “father of American…


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ISBN: 9780889229402
Pages:176
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
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Poetry / POE011000

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Price Paid
By Bev Sellars

Short-listed 20 weeks on the B.C. Bestsellers list in 2016 & 2017

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations at the same time that it addresses misconceptions still widely believed today.The second book by award-winning author Bev Sellars, Price Paid is based on a popular presentation Sellars created for treaty-makers, politicians,…


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ISBN: 9780889229723
Pages:187
Pub. Date: August 26 2016
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Non-Fiction / HIS028000

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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

Winner 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Combining text from government questionnaires and reports, lyric poetry, and photography, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes examines the possibility of a privatized prison system in Canada leading up to then Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative government passing the Anti-Terrorism Act, also known as Bill C-51. This legislation criminalizes Indigenous peoples’ attempts to…


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ISBN: 9781772011814
Pages:112
Pub. Date: October 16 2017
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.3125"
Poetry / POE011000