On the MaterialFront Cover
On the Material
By Stephen Collis

Winner 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Structured in three parts, On the Material is a meditation on language, geography, socio-economics and the body, moving from the glut of fossil-fuelled consumer excess to the materiality of a single book. The final section is a sequence of poems in memory of Stephen Collis’s departed sister, Gail Tulloch, becoming a way for the poet to read back into the elemental heart of absence and loss—the “material” of the books displacing, and in some way recovering, how language holds the materiality of the physical world.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × .3 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226326 | Rights: WORLD

Once in BlockadiaFront Cover
Once in Blockadia
By Stephen Collis

In this collection of long and serial poems, Stephen Collis returns to the commons, and to his ongoing argument with romantic poet William Wordsworth, to rethink the relationship between human beings and the natural world in the Anthropocene Era.


$18.95 | 148 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
6 W × 8.5 H × .315 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9781772010152 | Rights: WORLD

Ordinary TimeFront Cover
Ordinary Time
By Gil McElroy

Gil McElroy’s new book of poems sets out to give shape to time from four different referents: the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line of the High Arctic where McElroy’s father worked, the Julian calendar of classical antiquity, the structure of the Anglican lectionary and its cycle of daily and weekly scriptures (called “propers”), and Stephen Hawking’s description of imaginary time.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Poetry | Backlist | Bisac: POE011000
ISBN 13: 9780889226753 | Rights: WORLD