Davie Street TranslationsFront Cover
Davie Street Translations
By Daniel Zomparelli

To the street that is a village, Daniel Zomparelli conveys a liveliness and wit that rhetorically towel-flicks its way from the sardonic bathhouse banter of ancient Rome to the cinematic musical machismo of the poets of the San Francisco Renaissance, with each poem “translating” another chapter in his documentary of gay male culture in Vancouver, demonstrating, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, that the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
6 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE021000
ISBN 13: 9780889226838 | Rights: WORLD

DecompositionsFront Cover
Decompositions
By Ken Belford

Short-listed 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

If language is an index of belonging, then Decompositions is the writing of an exile, a tribe of one. For Belford, poetry is a social process that explores linguistic and political particulars from a gaze that is opposite to the shelters of convention, the academy, the city, or the south. It is a writing that rules out the anticipation and doubt of traditional narrative. These are not safe poems, they resist more than they assure.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × .25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226319 | Rights: WORLD

Discovery PassagesFront Cover
Discovery Passages
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Joint winner 2011 One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections (Globe and Mail)

Joint winner 2012 One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade CBC - 8th Fire

With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen, and scattered world of his ancestral people, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original “voyage of discovery.” and linking Kwakwaka’wakw traditions of the past with a modern poetic tradition in North America that encompasses the entire scope of relations between oral and vocal tradition, ancient ritual, historical contextuality, and our continuing rites.


$17.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226609 | Rights: WORLD

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Dominican Moon
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, the second book in Norris’s travel trilogy is an unsettling story of the deficiencies of love steeped in a clash of cultures between the third world and the first.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225268 | Rights: WORLD

Down TimeFront Cover
Down Time
By Jeff Derksen

Winner 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Proposes a social self that is able to recognize the ironies and restrictions we live in without returning to a garrison mentality.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222786 | Rights: WORLD

DOWNVERSEFront Cover
DOWNVERSE
By Nikki Reimer

In this quick-witted collection of poems, Nikki Reimer mines the language of new media – hashtags, YouTube comments, Twitter updates – to defamiliarize the very substance of modern life: the constellation of media-enforced ideals that barrage our newsfeeds, daily commutes to #work, and (mostly online) excursions to the (Apple) store. In its shifty way, Reimer’s text alternates between the voices of Vancouver’s youth- and consumer-driven populace, asking the question, “What happens when the Market is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
8.5 W × 6 H × .25 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889228542 | Rights: WORLD

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dream / arteries
By Phinder Dulai

In his third poetry collection, dream / arteries, Phinder Dulai connects the 376 passengers of the Komagata Maru with other New World settler migrants who travelled on the same ship throughout its thirty-six-year history, including to ports of call in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Turkey, Halifax, Montreal, and Ellis Island. By drawing on ship records, nautical maps, passenger manifests, and the rich, detailed record of the Komagata Maru, Dulai demonstrates how the 1914 incident encapsulates a broader narrative of migration throughout the New World.


$19.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
5.75 W × 8.75 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229136 | Rights: WORLD

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Dream Pool Essays
By Gil McElroy

Short-listed 2002 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

An active multiple streaming of apparently disparate sources: astronomy; theoretical cosmology and quantum physics; and the literary and visual arts.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224544 | Rights: WORLD

DuetsFront Cover
Duets
By Edward Byrne

A translation of the sonnets of Louise Labé, who lived and wrote in sixteenth-century Lyon, and those of the thirteenth-century Florentine, Guido Cavalcanti.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772011999 | Rights: WORLD

DwellFront Cover
Dwell
By Jeff Derksen

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

This long poem blends and bends the lyric, procedural poetry, the travelogue and extended forms. Dwell lives in, or dwells on, the interaction of a restless subjectivity with the seemingly transparent, yet identifiable, social codes that encase us.


$15.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
5.00 W × 8.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223288 | Rights: WORLD

Dyssemia SleazeFront Cover
Dyssemia Sleaze
By Adeena Karasick

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award

Cf. SEMA, unit of meaning: i.e. Dyssemia: (flawed information reception) Sleaze / sli:z/ v. Rough with projecting fibres.


$24.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889224346 | Rights: WORLD