MemewarsFront Cover
By Adeena Karasick

Short-listed 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Mêmewars is a book writing against itself.

$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889223448 | Rights: WORLD

Mercenary EnglishFront Cover
Mercenary English
By Mercedes Eng

Mercenary English is a risky and profoundly unsettling work of “auto-cartography” that documents the struggles and politics of everyday life in Vancouver, with a particular focus on the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Talonbooks is pleased to publish this third edition, which includes the original long poem, the essay and interview from the second edition, and a new preface by the author.

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date:
6.00 W × 8.00 H inches
Poetry | Frontlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772012194 | Rights: World

My Darling Nellie GreyFront Cover
My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

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

Initially lacking a “subject,” the book’s metanarrative almost inevitably took the shape of an exquisite poetic autobiography that is at once both intensely personal and profoundly public. In it, among many other astonishments, we discover the deeply ambiguous roots of his father’s favourite folksong; we catch a fleeting childhood glimpse of Bowering’s young mother; a complete history of Cuba in the context of US foreign policy in Latin America that gives an entirely new, but older, meaning to the date September 11; and the roots of tragedy that led to the “Balkanization” of Yugoslavia.

$39.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226340 | Rights: WORLD