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We are thrilled to present our exciting Spring 2014 list!
New fiction from M.A.C. Farrant, Larry Tremblay (translated by Sheila Fischman), and Hélène Vachon (translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott) will delight, unravel, and amuse. Be dazzled by miniatures that explode mundane situations and people, and piece them back together again, a little brighter and a little looser, in The World Afloat. Follow disturbed and disturbing Edgar as he attempts to “save” himself and another in The Obese Christ. And, in A Matter of Gravity, meet a pianist and an undertaker who build a delicate friendship at the end of a life.
Plays by Drew Hayden Taylor, Joan MacLeod, and David Fennario, and a hard-hitting non-fiction book by Alain Deneault, address (respectively): the aftermath of the residential schools system on the lives of two individuals; the too-often volatile relationship between law enforcers and the mentally ill; the history of Canada’s World War I munitions factories and the women who worked there; and Canada’s current, distressing inclination toward becoming one of the most attractive tax havens to foreign interests.
The poetry list – about which Twitter has already been atwitter – brings together the remarkable work of four women: Cecily Nicholson, Natalie Simpson, Catriona Strang, and Nikki Reimer – all of whom publish their second books of poetry this spring with Talon. (Right on time for Poetry Month!)
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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