Pacific WindowsFront Cover
Pacific Windows
By Roy K. Kiyooka
Edited by Roy Miki

Winner 1997 Association of Asian Americal Studies Poetry Award

The most important poetic works of Roy Kiyooka.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223783 | Rights: WORLD

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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…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229235 | Rights: WORLD

Paradise by the RiverFront Cover
Paradise by the River
By Vittorio Rossi

After Canada officially declares war with Italy, Romano, a recent immigrant, is arrested without charge in his own home. Cast of 2 women and 8 men.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223936 | Rights: WORLD

Paradise GardenFront Cover
Paradise Garden
By Lucia Frangione

After generations of living in the paradise of their west coast family estate, the McKinnons have fallen on hard times—half of it has just been bought by a Turkish immigrant family. The heirs of both families, Day McKinnon and Leyla Zeki, fancy themselves to be sophisticated citizens of the world, alienated by their ancestors’ “outdated” traditions. Yet Leyla recognizes something fundamental and mysterious in the vestiges of the old estate garden, and Day has uncovered an ancient family secret there. Abandoning their families for their careers, Day and Leyla are reunited years later, having discovered that love is not just something that happens to us, but a paradise that we must build and tend by hand: like a garden in the wilderness of our lives.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × .35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226586 | Rights: WORLD

Past PerfectFront Cover
Past Perfect
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Unleashing the dark secret of her being, Albertine, one of Tremblay’s most unforgettable heroines, sets out to re-conquer the beau she has lost to her younger sister. Cast of 3 women and 2 men.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224933 | Rights: WORLD

Paul Martin & CompaniesFront Cover
Paul Martin & Companies
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

A piercing look at what it means when a Canadian prime minister puts his own private interests first.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL033000
ISBN 13: 9780889225381 | Rights: WORLD

Peace in DuressFront Cover
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. This unique poetry wants to be spoken (aloud).


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
8.75 W × 5.25 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229112 | Rights: WORLD

Peacock BlueFront Cover
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…


$45.00 | 512 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229129 | Rights: WORLD

Pell MellFront Cover
Pell Mell
By Robin Blaser

Pell Mell imagines an image nation where the heart is always torn to pieces possessed by the other or others.


$17.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2009
5.00 W × 8.75 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226012 | Rights: WORLD

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

A collection of 18 original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by scholars and drama specialists in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and Japan.


$24.95 | 324 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 8.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889224759 | Rights: WORLD

Persian PostcardsFront Cover
Persian Postcards
By Fred A. Reed

Persian Postcards, the fruit of Fred Reed’s travels to the Islamic Republic as both journalist and impassioned observer, is an attempt to suggest the depth and complexity, the tragedy and raw beauty of this ancient culture. Reed examines the Iranian reasons for The Iran-Iraq war, sheds new light on the Iran-Contra scandal, and looks at Iranian history, in its meeting with the peculiar traditions of Shi’ite Islam. Persian Postcards is more than a journalistic report, an academic treatise, or a travel book, although it enfolds elements of all three.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV015000
ISBN 13: 9780889223516 | Rights: WORLD

peter among th towring boxes / text bitesFront Cover
peter among th towring boxes / text bites
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

bissett’s deliciously comic interrogation of the socio-political events towering around us like so many boxes we need constantly to imagine our way out of, is counterpoised in this collection by a recurring dream of a future locked in a global war.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889224643 | Rights: WORLD

Phyllis Webb and the Common GoodFront Cover
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, her work sweeps into the wilds of politics, philosophy, economics and her slim books speak volumes. Webb’s work points steadily towards the idea that the poem is not a commodity to be hoarded, but a response-ability to be shared, an aspect of the commons and our “common good.”


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2007 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889225596 | Rights: WORLD

PiercingFront Cover
Piercing
By Larry Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Three tales spin a web of suspense, impending violence, and tragedy that haunt the sleek façade of a city. In “The Axe” a teacher of literature in drunken despair awakens and confronts one of his students with the term assignment he has submitted—an axe. In “Piercing” a teenage runaway seeks to escape the mediocrity of her small-town family life, only to end up in a very different kind of urban “family,” a cult of dominance and body piercing presided over by the maimed and orphaned son of a millionaire. In “Anna on the letter C” a lonely, virginal typist transcribing the “c” words for a dictionary project, takes pity on a middle-aged stalker and invites him to her apartment for tea and nasty surprises.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226456 | Rights: WORLD

Playing BareFront Cover
Playing Bare
By Dominic Champagne
Translated by Shelley Tepperman

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

A mordant satire on the relation between theatre and life. Cast of 2 women and 4 men.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223356 | Rights: WORLD

Poet to PublisherFront Cover
Poet to Publisher
Edited by Ralph Maud

Documents Olson’s influence on The New American Poetry, Allen’s visionary and revolutionary anthology.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224865 | Rights: WORLD

Popular NarrativesFront Cover
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.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222854 | Rights: WORLD

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Post-Prairie
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino & Robert Kroetsch

25 individual talents come together in this groundbreaking collection for a rare literary event: the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, technology-based globalization.


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.4 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE001000
ISBN 13: 9780889225237 | Rights: WORLD

Pound @ GuantánamoFront Cover
Pound @ Guantánamo
By Clint Burnham

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…


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229792 | Rights: WORLD

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Prairie Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

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…


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9.5 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229402 | Rights: WORLD

Price PaidFront Cover
Price Paid
By Bev Sellars

Price Paid untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889229723 | Rights: WORLD

Prison Industrial Complex ExplodesFront Cover
Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

Short-listed 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.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011814 | Rights: WORLD