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A Dream in the Eye
Edited by Stephen Collis
Illustrated by Phyllis Webb
Contributions by Diana Hayes & Betsy Warland & Laurie White

First collection of visual work by renowed Canadian poet Phyllis Webb * * A Dream in the Eye** presents colour reproductions of the paintings and photocollages of renowned poet Phyllis Webb. A Governor General's Award–winning poet and a member of the Order of Canada, Webb was a major Canadian cultural…


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ISBN: 9781772014334
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 20 2023
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A Dream in the Eye
Edited by Stephen Collis
Illustrated by Phyllis Webb
Contributions by Diana Hayes & Betsy Warland & Laurie White

First collection of visual work by renowed Canadian poet Phyllis Webb * * A Dream in the Eye** presents colour reproductions of the paintings and photocollages of renowned poet Phyllis Webb. A Governor General's Award–winning poet and a member of the Order of Canada, Webb was a major Canadian cultural…


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ISBN: 9781772014747
Pages:126
Pub. Date: September 20 2023
Dimensions: 10.25" x 8.25" x 0.5625"
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A Family of Dreamers
By Samantha Nock

In this debut poetry collection, Samantha Nock redefines where and what “home” is. A Family of Dreamers delves into the complexities of growing up in rural northeast British Columbia and the love and grief that blooms there. In this debut collection, Samantha Nock weaves together threads of fat liberation, desirability…


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ISBN: 9781772015478
Pages:98
Pub. Date: September 26 2023
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A Few Words Will Do
By Lionel Kearns

These brief but concentrated pieces of literary work seem at first simple in their approach and straightforward in their intent: designed to be read easily and then to be carried away in our memories. As if they were ours. But when one person writes “this is what happened, this is…


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ISBN: 9780889225589
Pages:128
Pub. Date: February 23 2007
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A Future Perfect
By Razielle Aigen

The constraint-based poems in this debut collection are written in the future-perfect tense, used as a way of bending time and playing with non-linearity. They challenge the “self” imagined as a unified monolith by pulling language apart, dissecting idioms and speech, then reassembling it in new and unconventional ways, using…


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ISBN: 9781772013658
Pages:112
Pub. Date: August 11 2021
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A History of the Theories of Rain
By Stephen Collis

A History of the Theories of Rain explores the strange effect our current sense of impending doom has on our relation to time, approaching the unfolding climate catastrophe through its dissolution of the categories of “man-made” and “natural.” How do we go on with our daily lives while a disastrous…


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ISBN: 9781772012880
Pages:112
Pub. Date: February 8 2021
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A Net of Momentary Sapphire
By R. Kolewe

A kaleidoscopic net woven of words A Net of Momentary Sapphire offers three closely related poetic sequences, random rearrangements of a poignant but obsessively recurrent source text – streams of consciousness in which no stable self can be elucidated. A broken long poem, this singular net is an interrogation of…


$21.95
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ISBN: 9781772015188
Pages:182
Pub. Date: May 17 2023
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After Jack
By Garry Thomas Morse

Jack Spicer, the barroom soothsayer of the “Berkeley Renaissance,” forged a new kind of poetry with Robert Duncan and Robin Blaser in the decade 1945–1955, grounded in their “queer genealogy” of Arthur Rimbaud, Federico García Lorca and other gay writers. Beginning his famous serial poem, After Lorca, in 1956, Spicer…


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ISBN: 9780889226302
Pages:184
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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All is Flesh
By Yannick Renaud
Translated by Hugh Hazelton

All Is Flesh collects in one volume Hugh Hazelton’s English translations of Yannick Renaud’s brilliant first two books of poems, Taxidermy and The Disappearance of Ideas, first published by Éditions Les Herbes rouges in Montreal.Taxidermy is a discourse on time consisting of prose poems stretched to the very limits of…


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ISBN: 9780889226722
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
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Allostatic Load
By Junie Désil

A follow-up collection from the author of the astonishing long poem eat salt | gaze at the ocean (Talonbooks, 2020), Allostatic Load chronicles the lived experiences of a Black woman in a tumultuous year marked by global racial tensions. Interweaving personal narratives with collective struggles, the poems delve into themes…


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ISBN: 9781772016062
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 22 2025
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Amuse Bouche
By Adeena Karasick

Joint winner 2009 One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

Winner 2009 Exuberance is Beauty Award

Adeena Karasick’s startling and arresting work constantly de-contextualizes and re-contextualizes language: its signs, signifiers, images, ideograms, pictograms, lexicography and syntax. In doing so, it leads us into the subliminal, where it foregrounds memories, associations, archetypes, metaphors and other elements of the subconscious usually well and deeply suppressed in the communications…


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ISBN: 9780889226043
Pages:108
Pub. Date: May 21 2009
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An English Canadian Poetics
Edited by Robert Hogg
Introduction by D.M.R. Bentley

This collection of 37 essays by Canada’s Confederation Poets is the first in a series of volumes intended to collect all the significant essays on poetic theory written in English by Canadian poets from the late nineteenth century to the first decades of the twenty-first. These essays follow a long…


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ISBN: 9780889226135
Pages:320
Pub. Date: May 19 2009
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An Honest Woman
By Jónína Kirton

Short-listed 2018 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

An Honest Woman by Jónína Kirton confronts us with beauty and ugliness in the wholesome riot that is sex, love, and marriage. From the perspective of a mixed-race woman, Kirton engages with Simone de Beauvoir and Donald Trump to unravel the norms of femininity and sexuality that continue to adhere…


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ISBN: 9781772011449
Pages:104
Pub. Date: April 14 2017
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Another Order
By Judith Copithorne
Edited by Eric Schmaltz

Another Order gathers the dynamic and previously inaccessible works of Judith Copithorne, the boundary-pushing writer, artist, community worker, and outspoken feminist who has been a key figure in Vancouver’s literary scene since the 1960s. Including poetry, fiction, visual art, comics, and life writing, Another Order captures Copithorne’s “embodied approach to…


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ISBN: 9781772015539
Pages:341
Pub. Date: December 5 2023
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Asian Skies
By Ken Norris

Asian Skies is the final book of Ken Norris’s travel trilogy. With Dante as his guide, he has previously left behind the predominantly European terrain of the first book, Limbo Road, only to find himself in the terra incognita of the new world of the second, Dominican Moon.Now guideless, Norris…


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ISBN: 9780889226333
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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Assembling the Morrow
By Sandra Huber

Even though we spend a third of our lives asleep, the behaviour remains largely a mystery. Sandra Huber’s first book, Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep, assumes that any attempt to solve this mystery requires new modes of experimentation. What happens when the line of a Berger’s wave (an…


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ISBN: 9780889229105
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
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Aurora
By Sharon Thesen

Loved and admired by readers for the grace of her language and the humanity of her vision, Sharon Thesen is one of Canada’s finest and most respected poets. Thesen’s poems express the pleasure and magic of a language fully transformed into visions of grace.


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ISBN: 9780889104716
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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Back to the War
By Frank Davey

More than 30 years in the making, Frank Davey’s careful archaeology of the catalogue of innocence his youthful imagination assembled growing up in and immediately after World War II is a work of astonishment.This is no lyrical work of sentimental nostalgia, no attempt to return to a romanticized “simpler past,”…


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ISBN: 9780889225145
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2005
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Bardy Google
By Frank Davey

For thousands of years, formal compositional rules of rhyme, metre and rhetorical devices have shaped the language of poetry, creating “meaning” through the interplay between these culturally determined aesthetic prerequisites imposed on its syntax, and the “other” intelligence of the poet pushing against these constraints. Bardy Google reinvents these formal…


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ISBN: 9780889226364
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 5 2010
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beholden
By Fred Wah & Rita Wong

Short-listed 2019 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Comprised of two lines of poetic text flowing along a 114-foot-long map of the Columbia River, this powerful image-poem by acclaimed poets Fred Wah and Rita Wong presents language yearning to understand the consequences of our hydroelectric manipulation of one of North America’s largest river systems. beholden: a poem as…


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ISBN: 9781772012118
Pages:160
Pub. Date: December 1 2018
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Blonds on Bikes
By George Bowering

Blonds on Bikes is George Bowering’s first book of poetry since Urban Snow was published by Talonbooks in 1992. Characteristic of Bowering’s other work, this book is largely made up of sequences. The longest one, the title poem, is a composition of daily riffs during an autumn in Denmark and…


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ISBN: 9780889223813
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
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Bread and Salt
By Renee Rodin

In this her first book of “prosaics,” Renee Rodin discovers a home in the wilderness surrounding her. Pieced together from childhood memories of Montreal, dreams of her mother’s towering absence, long distance calls with her father, street politics and the joy of children, Bread and Salt, what you bring for…


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ISBN: 9780889223677
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
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Breathin' My Name with a Sigh
By Fred Wah

With the publication of this present edition, Talonbooks is pleased to make available to the reader the first complete version of Fred Wah’s Breathin’ My Name with a Sigh, the seventh book of poetry from one of the most important poets in North America today.


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ISBN: 9780889221888
Pages:88
Pub. Date: January 1 1981
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breth
By bill bissett

breth presents both new and selected poems from legendary Canadian sound, visual, and performance poet bill bissett. bissett’s innovations have shaped poetry, music, painting, and publishing and have stimulated, provoked, influenced, shocked, and delighted audiences for half a century. This new collection, bissett writes,“shows sew manee threds thru poetree n…


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ISBN: 9781772012262
Pages:544
Pub. Date: April 15 2019
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Cartouches
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

The terminal illness and death of the author’s father and a recent trip to Egypt led Lola Lemire Tostevin to explore what she perceives to be the essential relation between language and death. In the hieroglyphs and carvings of ancient Egyptian temples she experienced how the bleakness of death and…


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ISBN: 9780889223554
Pages:80
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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Change Room
By Mark Cochrane

The multifaceted pun in the title of Mark Cochrane’s latest book of poems (a room is a stanza, is a space, is an enclosure; in which a change, a transaction, a metamorphosis takes place) is a barbed hook of seduction for the reader in love with the body of language.…


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ISBN: 9780889224322
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
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charger
By Margaret Christakos

A moving new collection from award-winning poet, novelist, critic, and creative-writing instructor Margaret Christakos, charger considers the plugged-in self fuelled by the technologies that deliver us to each other. A deeply humane poetic cycle in twelve sections, charger grapples with the complicated currents that course between private and social, between…


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ISBN: 9781772012491
Pages:208
Pub. Date: March 16 2020
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Checking In
By Adeena Karasick

Checking In comprises a long poem and a series of other post-conceptual pieces – concrete poems, homolinguistic translations, Yiddish aphorisms – that offer exuberant commentary on the timelessness of digital information and our ravenous appetite for data and connection.The title poem, composed as a series of faux social-media updates, is…


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ISBN: 9781772012002
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 30 2018
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Chinese Blue
By Weyman Chan

Drawing on more than two thousand years of ancient Chinese tradition that present diverse philosophical modes of being, whether it be the spiritual teachings of Kong Zi or Lao Tzu, the military dicta of Sun Tzu or the complex sensibilities expressed by poets such as Ssu-ma Hsiang-ju, Li Bai, Du…


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ISBN: 9780889226814
Pages:120
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Coast Mountain Foot
By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Written over the span of a decade and a half, Coast Mountain Foot keens its ear to the energies that connect cities, refracting the gesture of George Bowering’s 1968 classic Rocky Mountain Foot. Occasioned by fitzpatrick’s own move from Calgary to Vancouver in 2011, the book writes through the messy…


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ISBN: 9781772013597
Pages:160
Pub. Date: July 15 2021
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Coping with Emotions and Otters
By Dina Del Bucchia

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, Poetry

Taking as her guide the structure of the contemporary pop psychology how-to book, with its neatly numbered and ordered rules regarding how to change and improve our lives, and also flirting with a concept found in serial poems such as Jack Spicer’s “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy,” Dina Del Bucchia fashions incredibly…


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ISBN: 9780889227644
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Corked
By Catriona Strang

Catriona Strang expertly “fabricates her own reality” in poems that explore the female condition and respond to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. In a powerful and rare display of poetic ingenuity, Strang situates classical themes of existentialism, memory, time, and the role of women in two clarifying contexts:…


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ISBN: 9780889228528
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2013
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Cosmophilia
By Rahat Kurd

What earthly use is the love of ornament? Slowing down to look closely at an inherited shawl made by hand, the title poem in Rahat Kurd’s Cosmophilia traces an object of luxury to the traditionally male art of Kashmiri shawl embroidery. The poet works with images from Kashmir, her maternal…


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ISBN: 9780889229464
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 13 2015
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Cultural Mischief
By Frank Davey

Cultural Mischief is a collection of prose poems on the hyperbolic absurdities of multiculturalism in action. Whether digging up the midden under Greg Curnoe’s house, revisiting Hiroshima, attending a dog breeder’s show or retelling the history of Quebec from the point of view of its founding nations, the Mohawks and…


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ISBN: 9780889223646
Pages:144
Pub. Date: September 15 1996
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889226838
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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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 much of his life, Ken Belford has lived in the north, in the pristine region of the headwaters of the Nass River. His careful (de)compositions disclose the land as a complex…


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ISBN: 9780889226319
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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Desire Path
By Taryn Hubbard

A debut poetry collection that grows from the impulse to explore home in the suburb – in the intersections, overlaps, and gaps between urban and rural. These are walking poems and driving poems. In growing suburbs across the country, there is a push to urbanize, to rethink this sprawling space;…


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ISBN: 9781772012637
Pages:96
Pub. Date: August 25 2020
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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 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 from Alert Bay to Quadra Island to Vancouver, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original sailing route. These poems draw upon both written history and oral tradition to reflect all of the respective…


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ISBN: 9780889226609
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2011
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Dominican Moon
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, Dominican Moon is the second book in Ken Norris’s travel trilogy. With Dante as his guide, he leaves behind the predominantly European terrain of the first book in this series, Limbo Road, and finds himself in the “terra incognita” of the Caribbean Sea.On his own…


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ISBN: 9780889225268
Pages:144
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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Down Time
By Jeff Derksen

Winner 1991 Winner of the 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

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


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ISBN: 9780889222786
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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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 Ingram CoreSource of media-enforced ideals that barrage our newsfeeds, daily commutes to #work, and (mostly online) excursions to the (Apple)…


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ISBN: 9780889228542
Pages:128
Pub. Date: May 15 2013
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dream / arteries
By Phinder Dulai

The Japanese steamship Komagata Maru set sail for Canada with 376 Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu migrants travelling from Punjab, India. They were refused entry at Vancouver, even though all passengers were British subjects. The Komagata Maru sat moored in Vancouver’s harbour for two months while courts decided the passengers’ right…


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ISBN: 9780889229136
Pages:136
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
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Dream Pool Essays
By Gil McElroy

Short-listed 2002 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Lifted from an ancient Chinese astronomical text, the title Dream Pool Essays hints at Gil McElroy’s interest in cosmology: always a construct made visible between the elements of chaos.These poems constitute an active multiple streaming of sources usually considered quite disparate: the physical sciences, particularly astronomy, theoretical cosmology, and quantum…


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ISBN: 9780889224544
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2001
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Duets
By Edward Byrne

Edward Byrne’s Duets consists of interpretative translations of sonnets by Louise Labé, who lived and wrote in sixteenth-century Lyon, and those by thirteenth-century Florentine Guido Cavalcanti.In the case of Labé, the twenty-four sonnets – twenty-three in French, one in Italian – constitute a narrative sequence chronicling the duration of an…


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ISBN: 9781772011999
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 15 2018
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Dwell
By Jeff Derksen

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

A long poem that 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.


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ISBN: 9780889223288
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1994
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Dyssemia Sleaze
By Adeena Karasick

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Book Fair Award for Most Adventurous Publication

Adeena Karasick’s fourth book of poetry achieves an astonishing layered complexity and maturity. Dyssemia Sleaze is at one and the same time Karasick’s most political and most personal book to date. Its performance is that of an inter-folded language, woven (shuffled) back and forth between the perpetual absence of intimations…


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ISBN: 9780889224346
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 15 2000
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Earle Street
By Arleen Paré

A lyrical collection focussing on a specific street and on a particular tree growing there, Earle Street, by Governor General’s Award winner Arleen Paré, takes the concept of street and urban living, the houses on the street, the neighbours, the boulevard trees and wildlife, and the street’s history as a…


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ISBN: 9781772012507
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 1 2020
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eat salt | gaze at the ocean
By Junie Désil

Short-listed 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

eat salt | gaze at the ocean explores the themes of Black sovereignty, Haitian sovereignty, and Black lives, using the Haitian (original) zombie as a metaphor for the condition and treatment of Black bodies. Interspersed with information about zombies, Haiti, and policies is the author’s personal narrative of growing up…


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ISBN: 9781772012651
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 3 2020
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Eight Track
By Oana Avasilichioaei

Short-listed 2020 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Poet and intermedia artist Oana Avasilichioaei’s Eight Track is a transliterary exploration of traces. Sound recordings, surveillance cameras, desert geoglyphs, drone operators, refugee interviews, animal imprints, and audio signals manifest moments of inspired wonder, systems of power, slippages, debris. In “the great era of seeing” when the boundary between tracking…


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ISBN: 9781772012385
Pages:208
Pub. Date: October 15 2019
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Fifty
By Ken Norris

Fifty is the book Ken Norris began writing when he was 47 and stopped writing on the day he turned 50. It is both a counting and an accounting. He writes of love found and love lost, of children growing and parents dying, of political injustice, of the slow crawl…


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ISBN: 9780889224797
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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Five Star Planet
By David W. McFadden

This third volume in McFadden’s Terrafina Trilogywhich began with Gypsy Guitar and There’ll be Anotheris shaped by a wealth of poetic forms.


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ISBN: 9780889224681
Pages:136
Pub. Date: September 15 2002
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Floating Up to Zero
By Ken Norris

In Floating Up to Zero, Ken Norris introduces us to a traveller from an antique land,” though in this case that traveller’s story is not Shelley’s meditation on the vanity of ancient kings, but rather the poet’s ­meditation on the here and now, on the present moment, precariously balanced between…


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ISBN: 9780889226593
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
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Flying Red Horse
By Dale Martin Smith

Flying Red Horse is a book of poetry, with a lyric essay, about fatherhood and masculinity, and the conditions of whiteness that pressure those terms for contemporary relevance and meaning. It looks at the precarity of relationships between people and place in diverse geographic and racial contexts; it addresses the…


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ISBN: 9781772013603
Pages:136
Pub. Date: August 17 2021
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for love and autonomy
By A. Jamali Rad

Anahita Jamali Rad’s debut book of poetry juxtaposes Marxist economics with pop culture lyrics, from FKA Twigs to Sonic Youth, tangling the "You & I" of relationships and social identification. She asks: How is it possible to communicate when the "I" speaks from the margins? Who is the "I" when…


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ISBN: 9781772010176
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Fortified Castles
By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Starting with lyric statement as a point of interrogation, Fortified Castles asks what might cause retreat into the comforting walls of the self. Moving from a tickertape tableau of economic and environmental crisis to the difficulty of finding one another in the streets, these poems locate the Western subject between…


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ISBN: 9780889229099
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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fractal economies
By Derek Beaulieu

In fractal economies, derek beaulieu pushes the limits of poetry and poetics by grinding language through the mill of photocopiers, found material, collage, printmaking, frottage and Letraset—creating a new language for the genre. These “fractal economies,” or series of increasingly complex replications of forms through the repeated application of a…


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ISBN: 9780889225398
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Pub. Date: February 1 2006
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Friendly + Fire
By Danielle LaFrance

Act I of LaFrance’s first book, Species Branding, ends with the line: “crippled on my last leg. where are our friends?” It is a question that led to Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks 2016), where LaFrance takes aim at friendship as such. The Tarnak Farm Incident, where four Canadian soldiers in…


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ISBN: 9781772010183
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 3 2016
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From the Poplars
By Cecily Nicholson

Winner 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

BC Book Prize, Poetry: Cecily Nicholson, From the Poplars (Winner)In the North Arm of British Columbia’s Fraser River lies an uninhabited island. Guarded by water from the city of New Westminster’s bustling industrial and shipping district, Poplar Island is lush and unspoken, but storied. It is the traditional territory of…


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ISBN: 9780889228566
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full-metal indigiqueer
By Joshua Whitehead

Short-listed 2018 Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer

Short-listed 2018 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry (Alberta Literary Awards)

Joint winner 2017 One of the 10 best books of Canadian poetry of 2017 (CBC Books)

This poetry collections focuses on a hybridized Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa who brings together the organic (the protozoan) and the technologic (the binaric) in order to re-beautify and re-member queer Indigeneity. This Trickster is a Two-Spirit / Indigiqueer invention that resurges in the apocalypse to haunt, atrophy, and to…


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ISBN: 9781772011876
Pages:136
Pub. Date: September 22 2017
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George Bowering
By Eva-Marie Kröller

This first book-length study of Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


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ISBN: 9780889223066
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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Get Me Out of Here
By Sachiko Murakami

Why is it so difficult to stay present in the moment? Murakami's poems, written in response to her open call on the Internet, search airport departures and arrivals for a handhold on the fleeting present. Working within and wriggling out of the constraint of 14 lines, the poems explore how…


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ISBN: 9780889229259
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Pub. Date: April 30 2015
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gifts
By Rob McLennan

The eponymous first part of mclennan’s new book consists of fifty “gifts” each centred around words, phrases, or “glyphs” of language that initiate and replicate their own fractal transformations: some remain simply found fragments about which other words and phrases unfold, some lose themselves into pieces that we forget were…


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ISBN: 9780889226050
Pages:160
Pub. Date: June 1 2009
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Glengarry
By Rob McLennan

Composed in three sections, Glengarry is a return in writing to the landscape of rob mclennan’s youth and a headlong rush into the fractures, slippages and buried surfaces of what the text leaves undisclosed to him.In “glengarry: open field (a postscripted journal)” the poet discovers that “the earth remembers every…


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ISBN: 9780889226623
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
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Going Home
By Ken Norris

If, as Robert Creeley said, “form is never more than an extension of content,” what happens when we lose form? Does content retreat into its ruins, its absences? Can we never go home because it retreats from us as relentlessly and unfathomably as our future? Is the imagination of “our”…


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ISBN: 9780889225732
Pages:192
Pub. Date: November 15 2007
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Ground Water
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Colin Browne’s exciting new work Ground Water received a glowing review in The Georgia Straight (June 6-13, 2002 issue). In all map making, one begins with the representation of ‘ground’ and ‘water,’ and what grows or is constructed on these representations is rendered by a series of conventional symbols-the ‘elements…


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ISBN: 9780889224650
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Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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Gypsy Guitar
By David W. McFadden

Winner 1988 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

David McFadden has set for himself, in this sequence of one hundred poems, a task both breathtaking in its scope and stunning in its accomplishment. By echoing with his gypsy guitar the troubadour tradition of the Languedoc, the great sonnet sequences of Petrarch and Shakespeare, the redefinitions of beauty and…


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Haida Book of Stories
By Clarence Mills

For the past four decades, world-renowned Haida artist Clarence Mills (Ḵ’aak’insk’us) has been creating artwork in the cultural tradition and style of his people, including a totem displayed at Expo 86 in Vancouver. He made history as the first Haida artist whose work was shown at the Louvre, and is…


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ISBN: 9781772015553
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Pub. Date: March 9 2026
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Hanging Fire
By Phyllis Webb

Short-listed 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Astonishingly beautiful entrances into the personae of lost companions who reappear, animated by a voice in love with the music of their speaking.


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ISBN: 9780889103917
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Pub. Date: January 1 1990
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HARROWINGS
By Cecily Nicholson

Long-listed 2023 Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

Short-listed 2023 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Long-listed 2023 Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Set mainly in the rural, HARROWINGS connects with Black intellectual and art history in relation to agriculture. The poems include pulses of memoir from the poet's childhood growing up on a farm, as well as from more recent pandemic experiences volunteering for a local agricultural enterprise led by people who…


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ISBN: 9781772014051
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Pub. Date: September 30 2022
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harvest
By Rob McLennan

For rob mclennan, poetry is a way of seeing, and what is seen in harvest: a book of signifiers is always a landscape as it inhabits the poet and his various personae. In the absence of capital letters, with only minimalist punctuation, and with a denial of the possessive case,…


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Here
By Colin Browne

With Here, award-winning poet Colin Browne offers a book of luminous encounters, contradictions, collisions, and meditations on art, nature, justice, historical memory, and territorial occupation. Browne’s texts mine the harrowing destinies and densities of place – in this case, of the North American Northwest Coast. The work’s seven movements are…


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Pub. Date: September 1 2020
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Hotel Montreal
By Ken Norris

Since 1975, Ken Norris has produced some of Canada’s most intriguing poetry. Whether detailing the amorous lives of produce (Vegetables), documenting travels to the South Seas (The Better Part of Heaven and Islands), engaging contentious social and political issues (In the Spirit of the Times and In the House of…


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ISBN: 9780889224568
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2001
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Human Tissue
By Weyman Chan

Weyman Chan’s fifth collection takes poetry to the laboratory, splicing a layered, tactile network that is Human Tissue.Short lyric poems navigate personal experience and memory, then weave into serial poems such as “Parables for Frankenstein,” diving into the material conditions of hybridity to construct the symbiotic self of a prototype…


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ISBN: 9780889229815
Pages:160
Pub. Date: April 8 2016
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hungree throat
By bill bissett

Written in his unique phonetic language, bill bissett’s second novel-poem, hungree throat, recounts the relationship of two men – one bold and unafraid, the other burdened by terrible memories and unable to trust. We witness ten years of a shared life marked by hunger “4 breething being singing eeting digesting…


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ISBN: 9780889227453
Pages:224
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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hypoderm
By Weyman Chan

Short-listed 2010 W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize Finalist, 2010

The idea for this book, says Weyman Chan, is simple—approach the world as metaphor, and it will come to you. Subtitled “notes to myself,” Hypoderm is a manifesto of observations, intimations and recognitions of mortality that get under the poet’s skin—that remind the reader that poetry is documentation and speculation,…


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ISBN: 9780889226371
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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I. Another. The Space Between
By Jamie Reid

Guided by Arthur Rimbaud’s mottos “Change ton vie,” and “Je est un autre,” Jamie Reid began publishing poetry in TISH magazine at barely 20 years old, in 1961. This selection draws from those brilliantly impressionist early poems, through his contemporary writing expressive of an urban particularity within a sophisticated global…


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ISBN: 9780889225121
Pages:192
Pub. Date: September 15 2004
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Impeccable Regret
By Judith Fitzgerald
Introduction by Thomas Dilworth

Impeccable Regret travels terrain demonstrating that, as a result of the so-called postmodern impulses driving poetic discourse, culture has replaced nature as humanity’s defining context; that, within the paradigm of the twenty-worst century, the recollection of natural environments seems anachronistic or oxymoronic. The poems in this collection respond to the…


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ISBN: 9780889229495
Pages:80
Pub. Date: September 28 2015
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In the Dog House
By Wanda John-Kehewin

In her first idiom-shattering book of poetry, Wanda John-Kehewin endeavours to “speak her truth,” combining elements of First Nations oral tradition with a style of dramatic narrative that originates from the earliest traditions of cultural storytelling and also keeps pace with the rhythmical undulations of Canadian poets such as James…


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ISBN: 9780889227491
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In the Midst
By Warren Tallman

For over 40 years Warren Tallman, reader, critic, mentor, friend, confidant, host and impresario to writers all across North America has remained “in the midst” of the poetic discourse that time and again restores the body of his great goddess, Mother Tongue. He has been almost single handedly responsible for…


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ISBN: 9780889223080
Pages:320
Pub. Date: January 1 1992
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Injun
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2017 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize

Short-listed 2017 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s third collection, Injun, is a long poem about racism and the representation of indigenous peoples. Composed of text found in western novels published between 1840 and 1950 – the heyday of pulp publishing and a period of unfettered colonialism in North America – Injun then…


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ISBN: 9780889229778
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 25 2016
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Inspecting Nostalgia
By R. Kolewe

Taking its title from a phrase in a pop-up ad, Inspecting Nostalgia is R. Kolewe’s second collection of poetry that brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals. Kolewe’s concerns with “nostalgia,” derived from the Greek “nostos” (return) and “algos” (pain), forge…


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ISBN: 9781772011326
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 28 2017
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Internodes
By Ken Belford

Moving with nomadic grace across the terrain of his previous book, Decompositions, the poetic language of Ken Belford in Internodes shares similar roots, traversing decades at the speed of a search query – pressing onward through Hazelton, the Bulkley Valley, and the unroaded headwaters of the Nass River in the…


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ISBN: 9780889227927
Pages:96
Pub. Date: August 15 2013
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Intertidal
By Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook

An early member of the avant-garde TISH group, which turned Canadian poetry for the first time to a focus on language, Marlatt’s career has spanned five decades and a range of formal styles and concerns. Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems offers Marlatt’s perceptual and Vancouver-centric work of the 1970s, her…


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ISBN: 9781772011784
Pages:608
Pub. Date: November 30 2017
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Intertidal
By Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook

An early member of the avant-garde TISH group, which turned Canadian poetry for the first time to a focus on language, Marlatt’s career has spanned five decades and a range of formal styles and concerns. Intertidal: The Collected Earlier Poems offers Marlatt’s perceptual and Vancouver-centric work of the 1970s, her…


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Pages:608
Pub. Date: November 30 2017
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is a door
By Fred Wah

Winner 2010 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Including poetry projects, a chapbook and incidental poems previously published in magazines and by small presses, is a door makes use of the poem’s ability for “suddenness” to subvert closure: the sudden question, the sudden turn, the sudden opening—writing that is generated from linguistic mindfulness, improvisation, compositional problem-solving, collaborative events,…


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ISBN: 9780889226203
Pages:120
Pub. Date: July 24 2009
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its th sailors life / still in treetment
By bill bissett

A pioneer of sound, visual, and performance poetry, bill bissett composes his poems as scripts for pure performance and has consistently since the 1960s worked to extend the boundaries of language and visual image, honing a synthesis of the two in the medium of concrete poetry. bissett’s latest collection since…


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ISBN: 9781772013917
Pages:290
Pub. Date: March 10 2022
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It’s a Big Deal!
By Dina Del Bucchia

So many things seem like a BIG DEAL: buying clothes, food trends for healthfulness and coolness, what’s trending online, your personal problems, what someone else has said, the political landscape, an Instagram post, avocado toast. This list could go on and on. What’s a big deal to someone might be…


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ISBN: 9781772012255
Pages:112
Pub. Date: March 25 2019
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Jump Scare
By Daniel Zomparelli

At once raw and skillful, painful and funny, personal and pervasive, the poems in Jump Scare dig deep into mental health, neurodivergence, grief, dreams, monstrosity, sexuality, pop culture, queer consumer culture, and the commodification of identity. This is a book that tackles isolation and loss head-on and thinks hard and…


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Pages:107
Pub. Date: April 2 2024
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JUST LIKE I LIKE IT
By Danielle LaFrance

In JUST LIKE I LIKE IT, Danielle LaFrance combines poetry and autotheory as a means of targeting ideological infatuation, spilling into an obsession with ideological abolishment. JUST LIKE I LIKE IT searches for ways to kill and abolish "it," seeking means to get it done right, even when attempted slowly…


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ISBN: 9781772012347
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 20 2019
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Kerrisdale Elegies
By George Bowering

It is extraordinary that one can take the measure of how radically cultural sensibilities can change throughout a century by a careful reading of only two texts—in this case Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies, written in the midst of the First World War, and George Bowering’s brilliant response to Rilke’s…


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ISBN: 9780889225909
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 11 2008
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Last Scattering Surfaces
By Gil McElroy

Long-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

In the Standard Model of Big Bang Cosmology, about 300,000 years after its birth the temperature of the universe had dropped to the point where the first simple elements were formed, matter became cool enough for light to at last move freely, and the universe itself became transparent to radiation.…


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Pages:112
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lettuce lettuce please go bad
By Tiziana La Melia

lettuce lettuce please go bad is an incantation and a plea for transformation. Using the idea of compost as composition – since the organic process of recycling leaves, words, or food scraps into valuable fertilizer enriches both soil and human life – the book draws on divination systems, herbal healing…


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ISBN: 9781772016086
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 23 2024
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Limbo Road
By Ken Norris

Just as for Dante, for whom the image of the beloved gave entrance to a complete imagination of the world, an “imago mundi,” the betrayal of a beloved can also shatter the poet’s vision, no matter how elaborately conceived. Such a betrayal can turn the world upside down, where what…


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ISBN: 9780889224018
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1998
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loving without being vulnrabul
By bill bissett

Poems that tell stories on many different levels: through sound, visual images, political insights, non-narrative fusion and linguistic music.accepting th radiant dances uv being4 kleerances uv ko dependenseez n helpth selvs being plural storeez soundvizual politikul non narrativ fuseynlinguisteek mewsik letting go uv thrashyunalizasyuns irrashyunalizaysyunsblaming games they made me putting…


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ISBN: 9780889223721
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1997
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Medusa
By Martine Desjardins

An incendiary new novel based on the myth of Medusa from noted author Martine DesjardinsShe’s been called Medusa for so long that she’s forgotten her real name. She walks with her head down, her face hidden behind her hair to spare others the sight of her Deformities – eyes so…


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ISBN: 9781772013856
Pages:208
Pub. Date: September 22 2022
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Mercenary English
By Mercedes Eng

Mercedes Eng’s first book is a risky and profoundly unsettling work of “auto-cartography,” documenting the struggles and politics of everyday life in Vancouver, foregrounding the literal and figurative violence behind the euphemism “missing women,” resistance to the Olympic-Industrial Complex, and other legacies of colonialism that continue to haunt the fragile…


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ISBN: 9781772012194
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 5 2019
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Music at the Heart of Thinking
By Fred Wah

Short-listed 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)

Life-long poem project from the Governor General's Award–winning former parliamentary poet laureate.


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ISBN: 9781772012620
Pages:272
Pub. Date: August 25 2020
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My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

Short-listed 2011 Shortlisted for the 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

In December 2005, stalled on a novel he was writing, George Bowering thought he needed a challenge. By the end of the year he had made a New Year’s resolution: write a poem a day for the 365 days of 2006. While working on Crows in the Wind, in January,…


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ISBN: 9780889226340
Pages:416
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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My Heart is a Rose Manhattan
By Nikki Reimer

My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan is a darkly humorous book about grief and isolation. Cutting yet tender, sorrowful yet angry, these poems touch on death and loss, architecture, alcohol, horse statues, and catalogues of life.


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ISBN: 9781772012248
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 15 2019
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my yt mama
By Mercedes Eng

The follow up to Eng's BC Book Prize-winning Prison Industrial Complex Explodes.


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ISBN: 9781772012552
Pages:88
Pub. Date: March 1 2020
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narrativ enigma / rumours uv hurricane
By bill bissett

th text below is an abbreeveatid transliterasyun uv bill bissetts own descripsyun uv his latest book.“narrativ enigma / rumours uv hurricane is about the fragility and incompletion of all narratives, really. Stories, of course, can be condensed and are more portable, more understandable, and in so doing lose much of…


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Pages:144
Pub. Date: September 15 2004
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News & Smoke
By Sharon Thesen

News & Smoke includes selections from all six of Thesen’s previous books (of which only Aurora remains in print); unpublished poems from the fifteen year period of the late 70s to the mid 90s; as well as some work previously published only in magazines. All of the work is imbued…


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ISBN: 9780889224179
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
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No Town Called We
By Nikki Reimer

No Town Called We writes through the death of elders, social panic, and the climate crisis via the lens of the multiply disabled, female-coded body approaching midlife. Punching through the veils of complacency and greed that shape the cultures of the petrostate, these poems are meditations on an emergency, dispatches…


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Pages:93
Pub. Date: October 17 2023
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Noise from the Laundry
By Weyman Chan

Short-listed 2009 Acorn Plantos Award for People's Poetry

Short-listed 2008 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

Weyman Chan’s second poetry collection elaborates his singular and solitary work on the renaissance of the contemporary lyric form. Unmistakably present in these poems are the sensibilities of Li Po, wherein the powers of nature illuminating a meticulously built landscape articulate a poignant, harmonious but fleeting epiphany; Keats’ vision of…


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ISBN: 9780889226265
Pages:104
Pub. Date: June 10 2009
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NonZero Definitions
By Gil McElroy

The 19th-century German mathematician Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann’s ideas had a profound effect on the development of modern theoretical physics and provided the concepts and methods used later in Einstein’s relativity theory and Heisenberg’s “uncertainty principle.” Riemann is popularly known for his challenge of Euclidean geometry’s axiomatic (“given” or “natural”)…


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ISBN: 9780889224995
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansing
By bill bissett

A pioneer of sound, visual and performance poetry—eschewing the artificial hierarchies of meaning and the privileging of things (“proper” nouns) over actions imposed on language by capital letters; the metric limitations imposed on the possibilities of expression by punctuation; and the illusion of formal transparency imposed on the written word…


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ISBN: 9780889225329
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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novel
By bill bissett

Celebrated since the 1960s for pushing linguistic boundaries, bill bissett describes this book as “a novel with connekting pomes n essays.” This interweaving of fact and fiction creates a narrative that is redolent with surprise and discovery. Its three-part “fictional” story offers a new and engaging understanding of the human…


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ISBN: 9780889226715
Pages:176
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
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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.Composed almost entirely of quatrains (each page being comprised of four four-line stanzas) and written while travelling through North…


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ISBN: 9780889226326
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2010
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Once in Blockadia
By Stephen Collis

Short-listed 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature

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. Collis circumambulates Tar Sands tailings ponds and English lakes—and stands in the…


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ISBN: 9781772010152
Pages:148
Pub. Date: September 16 2016
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ORACULE
By Nicole Fong

ORACULE occurs at the intersection of poetry and theatre. Its characters inhabit a classical and cosmological world where psychic phenomena constantly threaten to impinge upon the arc of combat occurring between the women trapped within. Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the writings of Plato, the films of…


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ISBN: 9781772013610
Pages:152
Pub. Date: October 11 2021
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Ordinary Time
By Gil McElroy

The poems in this collection examine how our experience of movement through space is what lends time its dimensionality, from childhood memories of the Cold War to the Julian calendar, making manifest the arc of a complete year-long cycle of both “sacred” and “ordinary” time, returning to our ongoing attempts…


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ISBN: 9780889226753
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889229235
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 14 2015
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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.


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ISBN: 9780889229112
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 9 2014
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889229129
Pages:512
Pub. Date: October 14 2014
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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…


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ISBN: 9780889229143
Pages:512
Pub. Date: September 15 2015
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PERFACT
By Nicole Fong

PERFACT is a series in three parts, beginning with an interrogation into the structure of experience, language, and identity. The title poem, “PERFACT,” is an approach to materiality and consciousness in which each intersect, partaking in a coded interchange. This interchange precedes the stage play, 物の哀れ (“mono-no-aware,” an untranslatable Japanese…


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ISBN: 9781772012279
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 22 2019
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peter among th towring boxes / text bites
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

bissett’s latest book marks some significant boundaries, draws some sharp, clear lines for this veteran of the evolving phonetic alphabet, and of sound, concrete and performance poetry. While the work remains overwhelmingly playful, subtly layered, and full of the astonishment and sheer delight at seeing and hearing things one has…


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ISBN: 9780889224643
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 15 2002
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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.


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ISBN: 9780889222854
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1991
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Post-Prairie
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino & Robert Kroetsch

“Prairie poetry,” as it came to be known in the 20th century, has found no more eloquent and accomplished a practitioner than Robert Kroetsch. Yet the North American prairie his work has made so recognizably visible in all of its characteristic particularities is changing profoundly in the 21st century. This…


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ISBN: 9780889225237
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2005
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Pound @ Guantánamo
By Clint Burnham

Short-listed 2017 2017 ReLit Award for Poetry

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…


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ISBN: 9780889229792
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 6 2016
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Prairie Harbour
By Garry Thomas Morse

Short-listed 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards for Poetry

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…


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ISBN: 9780889229402
Pages:176
Pub. Date: September 21 2015
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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

Winner 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. This legislation criminalizes Indigenous peoples’ attempts to…


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ISBN: 9781772011814
Pages:112
Pub. Date: October 16 2017
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Reading Sveva
By Daphne Marlatt

Reading Sveva is award-winning author Daphne Marlatt’s response to the life and paintings of Sveva Caetani, an Italian émigré who grew up in Vernon, B.C.Daughter of an Italian prince, leftist, and scholar of Islam, Sveva grew up with the multilingual and highly cultured European traditions of her parents who moved…


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ISBN: 9781772010169
Pages:88
Pub. Date: September 16 2016
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Rebuild
By Sachiko Murakami

Sachiko Murakami approaches the urban centre through its inhabitants' greatest passion: real estate. Rebuild engraves itself on the absence of Vancouver's centre, with its cranes, excavation sites, and bulldozed public spaces. Its poems crumble as the page turns, words flaking from the line like rain-damaged stucco off a leaky condominium,…


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ISBN: 9780889226708
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 11 2011
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Refabulations
By Sharon Thesen
Edited by Erín Moure

The collected longer poems of brilliant Canadian poet Sharon ThesenRefabulations collects and reanimates the longer and serial poems from Sharon Thesen’s œuvre, from her first book in 1980 to today. It is a record of a life in language, created by a dexterous and renegade poet whose mind is ever…


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ISBN: 9781772015102
Pages:231
Pub. Date: March 14 2023
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Reveries of a Solitary Biker
By Catriona Strang

In 1776, at the age of sixty-four, an embittered Jean-Jacques Rousseau took to rambling. Feeling rejected, neglected, and condemned, he turned his back on the society in which he had never managed to feel at ease, and found peace in wandering the fields outside Paris, noting interesting flora and fauna,…


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ISBN: 9781772011807
Pages:88
Pub. Date: September 7 2017
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Rom Com
By Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli

Commended 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada

Short-listed 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada 2015, Poetry (Honourable mention)

At precisely the cultural moment you were hoping for, a dream team of smart, sexy, brunette, West Coast poets of Italian descent has passionately co-authored an intelligent collection of poetry that both celebrates and capsizes the romantic comedy.From the origin of the genre (It Happened One Night) to its contemporary…


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ISBN: 9780889229600
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 15 2015
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Safety Sand
By Garry Thomas Morse

In this companion to Governor General’s Award finalists Discovery Passages and Prairie Harbour, Garry Thomas Morse resumes his expansionist mapping of lyrical consciousness onto geographical concerns, acknowledging the unsettled edges of an imaginary territory. In Safety Sand, the reader is invited to step through a multilayered literary filter of uncanny…


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ISBN: 9781772011982
Pages:160
Pub. Date: February 20 2018
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Same Diff
By Donato Mancini

Short-listed 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

Same Diff by Donato Mancini meets at the intersection of contemporary poetry, art, and current politics. Influenced by documentary cinema such as the films of Frederic Wiseman, Dada poets, montage techniques, and a range of modern poets, Same Diff explores the way social and economic histories become imprinted within language…


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ISBN: 9781772011364
Pages:144
Pub. Date: May 9 2017
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scars on th seehors
By bill bissett

scars on th seehors is bill bissett’s latest report from and to the image nation, in which his metric performs a kind of absence of narrative intent that lets everyone and everything speak for itself:eye dont have 2 invent th world ium / alredee in itThere is much evidence of…


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ISBN: 9780889223875
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
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Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Joint winner 2015 One of the best 75 books of (CBC Books)

Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…


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ISBN: 9780889229471
Pages:648
Pub. Date: November 9 2015
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Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Joint winner 2015 One of the best 75 books of (CBC Books)

Fred Wah’s career has spanned six decades and a range of formal styles and preoccupations. Scree collects Wah’s concrete and sound poetry of the 1960s, his landscape-centric work of the 1970s, and his ethnicity-oriented poems of the 1980s. Fred was a founding member of the avant-garde TISH group, which helped…


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ISBN: 9780889229488
Pages:648
Pub. Date: November 8 2016
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5625"
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Selected Poems
By Phyllis Webb

Winner 1982 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

This volume includes work selected from each of Phyllis Webb’s books of poetry published prior to 1982, including: Trio, Even Your Right Eye, The Sea Is Also a Garden, Naked Poems, Selected Poems 1954-1965, Wilson’s Bowl, Sunday Water, Thirteen Anti Ghazals and Talking.


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ISBN: 9780889222021
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1982
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Selected Poems
By bill bissett

This volume represents the most definitive and comprehensive selection of bissett’s writing from the 1960s and 1970s, in voices “erotik, politikul, humorous, lyrikul, sound-vizual, narrative, meditative, konkreet, collage, nd song-chants.”


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ISBN: 9780889221727
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Selected Poems
By Frank Davey

This volume includes work selected from six of Frank Davey’s books of poetry—Weeds, Four Myths for Sam Perry, Griffon, Arcana, King of Swords and The Clallam—as well as the manuscript edition of his War Poems.


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ISBN: 9780889221741
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Selected Writing
By bp Nichol

This volume includes work beginning with bpNichol’s visual poetry (progressing from the use of individual letters, to words, to distinct shapes on the page), moving through his sound poetry (in its written form) for one voice only, to poems which combine visual and traditional lyric qualities (leading to an excerpt…


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ISBN: 9780889221765
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Selected Writing
By Daphne Marlatt

This volume includes work from each of Daphne Marlatt’s earlier books of poetry: Frames of a Story, leaf leaf/s, Rings, Vancouver Poems, Steveston and Our Lives; from the forthcoming What Matters; the prose work Zócalo; magazine selections from Imago and The Capilano Review and unpublished work.


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ISBN: 9780889221758
Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1980
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Seven Sacred Truths
By Wanda John-Kehewin

Short-listed 2019 Indigenous Voices Award

Seven Sacred Truths presents a powerful exploration of an Indigenous woman’s healing journey. Seeing the world through “brown” eyes, poet Wanda John-Kehewin makes new meaning of the past, present, and future through a consideration of Love, Wisdom, Truth, Honesty, Respect, Humility, and Courage. By sharing her views on these Seven…


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ISBN: 9781772012132
Pages:136
Pub. Date: October 15 2018
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Shadow Catch
By Daphne Marlatt

Noh-influenced libretto by renowned Canadian poet Daphne MarlattThe Noh-influenced libretto of Shadow Catch recounts the dreams – or are they dreams? – of the Runaway, a teenage boy who ends up one night in Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Here four troubled spirits from the park’s past appear to…


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ISBN: 9781772015225
Pages:63
Pub. Date: May 24 2023
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Singed Wings
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

Working for decades in English and French in poetry, novels, and translations that investigate the relationship between language and female subjectivity, Lola Lemire Tostevin has hewn her own unique and intensely aesthetic path across the national literary landscape, earning her the reputation as one of Canada’s leading feminist writers.Tostevin’s latest…


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ISBN: 9780889227903
Pages:96
Pub. Date: September 15 2013
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Slick Reckoning
By Ken Belford

In these thoughtful, yet playful poems, Belford builds a poetry experience for the curious reader can open anywhere, read, and read on.Although the phrasing of his lines is unusual, Ken Belford’s poetry is not easily forgotten. His poetry collections, like this one, his slick reckoning, are experiences the curious reader…


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ISBN: 9780889229785
Pages:96
Pub. Date: October 3 2016
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Slow Scrape
By Tanya Lukin Linklater

Slow Scrape brilliantly enacts a poetics of relation and action to counter the settler colonial violences of erasure, extraction, and dispossession. Drawing on documentary poetics, concrete-based installations, event scores, and other texts, the book cites memory, Cree and Alutiiq languages, and embodiment as modes of relational being and knowing. In…


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Pub. Date: December 22 2022
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Some People Fall in the Lodge and Then Eat Berries All Winter
By annie ross

In a time of floods, fires, plagues, and famines, nothing could be more pertinent than the work of Maya/Irish writer and artist annie ross. Some People Fall in the Lodge and Eat Berries All Winter, her follow-up to Pots and Other Living Beings,gives voice to the pain of living “where…


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ISBN: 9781772014396
Pages:176
Pub. Date: October 27 2022
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Song & Dread
By Otoniya J. Okot Bitek

COVID meditations from literary phenom Otoniya J. Okot BitekRife with the paradoxical forces of boredom and intensity, the early days of COVID-19 passed under an inescapable pall. The poems of Song & Dread seek quietude, order, refuge, and space within that shroud. They remind us of community, connectedness, and what…


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ISBN: 9781772015164
Pages:94
Pub. Date: May 17 2023
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Specks
By Michael McClure
Foreword by Paul E. Nelson

Widely noted for the popularity of his dynamic performances, Michael McClure has been celebrated since his first poetry event. At twenty-two years old, in San Francisco’s legendary Six Gallery, McClure, Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg gave their first poetry reading—Ginsberg read “Howl” that night. McClure’s writing followed his deepening environmental…


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ISBN: 9780889226883
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Spells, Wishes, and the Talking Dead
By Wanda John-Kehewin

A brilliant collection weaving history, personal experience, and Indigenous resilienceSpells, Wishes, and the Talking Dead: ᒪᒪᐦᑖᐃᐧᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᐸᑯᓭᔨᒧᐤ ᓂᑭᐦᒋ ᐋᓂᐢᑯᑖᐹᐣ mamahtâwisiwin, pakosêyimow, nikihci-âniskotâpân is a wonder. With inspiring defiance, John-Kehewin plays with form, space, and language, demonstrating which magics cannot be suppressed. Here is an unflinching look at colonialism’s sickening trail:…


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ISBN: 9781772015126
Pages:85
Pub. Date: May 31 2023
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Standing in a River of Time
By Jónína Kirton

Standing in a River of Time merges poetry and lyrical memoir on a journey exposing the intergenerational effects of colonization on a Métis family. Kirton does not shy away from hard realities, meeting them head on, but always treating them with respect and the love stemming from a lifetime of…


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ISBN: 9781772013795
Pages:224
Pub. Date: March 9 2022
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still
By A. Jamali Rad

still is a book of poems about alienated interiority, a self-withdrawn, hidden presence: affective and extractive capitalism, surveillance and commodification of behaviour, non-participation, withdrawn complicity, paralysis in time of crisis, what non-doing does.


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ISBN: 9781772012859
Pages:128
Pub. Date: March 29 2021
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sublingual
By bill bissett

sublingual is perhaps the most highly structured yet of bissett’s “textual visions.” Its first seven poems construct a Genesis, beginning with a poem of birth—our pre- or sub-lingual first breath, a phenomenological gesture of recognition, of both being and belonging, in and of the world. Following this short creation story,…


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ISBN: 9780889225893
Pages:160
Pub. Date: January 11 2008
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Taking Measures
By George Bowering
Edited by Stephen Collis

Taking Measures collects the major serial poems of Canada’s inaugural Poet Laureate, George Bowering, including work from each of the last six decades. Here is Bowering at his experimental and irreverent best.


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ISBN: 9781772012446
Pages:656
Pub. Date: September 21 2020
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Taking Measures
By George Bowering
Edited by Stephen Collis

Taking Measures collects the major serial poems of Canada’s inaugural Poet Laureate, George Bowering, including work from each of the last six decades. Here is Bowering at his experimental and irreverent best.


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ISBN: 9781772012378
Pages:656
Pub. Date: October 15 2019
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th book
By bill bissett

New poems from Canada’s shaman of sound and performance poetry, bill bissett.bissett’s innovations in sound poetry, have shaped poetry, music, painting, and publishing and stimulated, provoked, influenced, shocked, and delighted audiences for half a century. In this new collection of concrete poems, bissett writes “poemes uv greef transisyun n sumtimes…


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ISBN: 9780889229808
Pages:176
Pub. Date: April 12 2016
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th influenza uv logik
By bill bissett

What is logic? Isn’t it a sickness we create? Useful for certain things, but not paramount in helping us be & share & change. Angels are rising in spirit places, helping us through & set against a back-drop of deaths, tortures, imprisonments, AIDS, big religious right-wing power control grabs, unroyal…


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Pages:144
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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the berry takes the shape of the bloom
By andrea bennett

the berry takes the shape of the bloom originated as a gesture towards optimism after loss and pain, difficulty and fear. It began as a linear narrative, offering a window into one trans person’s life after they felt contented and secure. But in the end these poems, which capture particular…


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ISBN: 9781772015515
Pages:80
Pub. Date: October 17 2023
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The Centre
By Barry McKinnon

Before moving to Prince George in 1969, Barry McKinnon was writing single narrative poems that, in terms of form, began to seem outworn and inadequate in his new environment. The emotional range of the lyric had become too personal and limiting. Starting with a poem based on a discarded fragment…


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ISBN: 9780889224971
Pages:192
Pub. Date: March 15 2004
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The Collected Books of Artie Gold
By Artie Gold
Edited by Ken Norris & Endre Farkas

Artie Gold wrote. And although he published only eight books, they were just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Artie was always writing on his manual Underwood, on the back of cigarette packs, on napkins, on the wall, on postcards to himself and to the rest of the…


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ISBN: 9780889226524
Pages:336
Pub. Date: September 15 2010
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The Commons
By Stephen Collis

Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, most of the English common lands were enclosed—taken, by force, out of the hands of local collective use and privatized. The resistance to capitalism’s “primitive accumulation,” registered in recurring peasant revolts, failed to stem this tide of what we now call “privatization”—but it spilt…


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ISBN: 9780889229150
Pages:152
Pub. Date: July 25 2014
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The Eyelash and the Monochrome
By Tiziana La Melia

Combining visuals and text, this collection of poems travels through territories as varied as daily and domestic activities; social relationships; literature, cinema, and art; as well as dreams, as it moves between the page and the exhibition. The Eyelash and the Monochrome asks: what happens when material becomes thought and…


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ISBN: 9781772011975
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 5 2018
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The Gorge
By Nancy Shaw & Catriona Strang

Nancy Shaw was an award-winning poet, scholar, and critic who was formative in shifting the ground of Canadian literature and poetics. She was co-director of the influential Kootenay School of Writing (KSW) and Writing magazine, was an artist-in-residence at the Western Front in the 1980s, and served as a chair…


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ISBN: 9781772011401
Pages:224
Pub. Date: April 13 2017
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The Hatch
By Colin Browne

Colin Browne’s new collection, The Hatch, extends his formal engagement with the margins of the new documentary. Myth, history, and the present are contemporaneous in these poems; nothing is ever one thing, and nothing is itself for very long. Figuratively speaking each poem is caught in mid-air, as if delivered…


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ISBN: 9780889229389
Pages:176
Pub. Date: April 15 2015
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The House that Hijack Built
By Adeena Karasick

The House That Hijack Built explores the possibilities of meaning production when language is pushed to its limits of “logical” or normative semantic patterns. If “to hijack” is “to steal in transit,” this text focuses on how language, with its idioms and ideologies, is appropriated—hijacked and transported—to unknown destinations in…


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ISBN: 9780889225114
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 15 2004
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The Invisibility Exhibit
By Sachiko Murakami

Short-listed 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

These poems were written in the political and emotional wake of the “Missing Women” of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Although women had been going missing from the neighbourhood since the late 1970s, police efforts were not coordinated into a full-scale investigation until the issue was given widespread public visibility by Lori…


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ISBN: 9780889225794
Pages:84
Pub. Date: May 15 2008
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The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)
Edited by Sharon Thesen

The long poem, nowadays, is the talk of various discourses with each other: “A poem is a small painting, a long poem is a mural.”The second edition of The New Long Poem Anthology is an irreplaceable roadmap of a vital and powerful poetic form, a record of the most seductive…


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ISBN: 9780889224384
Pages:496
Pub. Date: March 15 2001
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The Place of Scraps
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2014 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

George Ryga Award for Social Award: Jordan Abel, The Place of Scraps (Finalist)BC Book Prize, Poetry: Jordan Abel, The Place of Scraps (Winner)The Place of Scraps revolves around Marius Barbeau, an early-twentieth-century ethnographer, who studied many of the First Nations cultures in the Pacific Northwest, including Jordan Abel’s ancestral Nisga’a…


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ISBN: 9780889227880
Pages:288
Pub. Date: September 15 2013
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The Properties
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2013 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Poetry begins when the properties of things — and the correspondences among them — reveal themselves through language. Language is the veil that can pierce itself. The poems in The Properties record encounters between desire and the repressed or suppressed interstices of social, economic, political and unconscious forces. They’re alert…


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ISBN: 9780889226852
Pages:176
Pub. Date: March 15 2012
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The Rap Canterbury Tales
By Baba Brinkman
Illustrated by Erik Brinkman

The ambition that inspired rapper and MC Baba Brinkman to transpose his performance piece “The Rap Canterbury Tales” to the printed page was his desire to resurrect Chaucer’s brilliant stories from their vellum mausoleum into visible and audible contemporary forms that would once again delight and edify both live listening…


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ISBN: 9780889225480
Pages:352
Pub. Date: September 1 2006
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The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh
By Rob McLennan

Short-listed 2000 Archibald Lampman Poetry Award

The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh covers the range of love, loss and learning that have made rob mclennan one of the most exciting young poets in Canada. The language of the poems, though thoroughly grounded in the media culture of television and film, casts a deceptively familiar veil over the breadth…


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ISBN: 9780889224247
Pages:96
Pub. Date: January 1 1999
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The Shovel
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

Everything Colin Browne has made up or invented in The Shovel seems written in prose; everything in it he has “unearthed”—from research, the stories of others and source texts—appears as poetry. In this extraordinary book, he has inverted the way we have been defining and privileging forms of language in…


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ISBN: 9780889225749
Pages:190
Pub. Date: November 15 2007
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The Singer's Broken Throat
By Des Walsh

The Singer’s Broken Throat is a collection of poems that trace a path through both physical and emotional landscapes; each step of the narrative way is marked by an event of the heart; each image is a map of person and place. Des Walsh’s fourth book of poetry echoes his…


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ISBN: 9780889224780
Pages:64
Pub. Date: September 15 2003
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The Vestiges
By Jeff Derksen

Based on the experience of city life, The Vestiges moves across the uneven geography of the present, linking historical moments when quarters of cities were squatted, when social change boiled and the future was up for grabs. In the context of our precarious present, the poem “The Vestiges,” around which…


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ISBN: 9780889227941
Pages:128
Pub. Date: August 15 2013
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Then Now
By Daphne Marlatt

A lyrical exploration of memory, family, catastrophe, immigration, and colonialism, Then Now was inspired by the discovery of letters written by Daphne Marlatt’s father, Arthur Buckle, who left England in the early 1930s to join a British accounting firm in multiracial Penang, Malaysia. He continued living and working there until…


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ISBN: 9781772012873
Pages:112
Pub. Date: March 23 2021
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There'll Be Another
By David W. McFadden

There’ll Be Another delivers on the promise of the title: It is actually three books of poems in one, each offering the reader the unique new opening of an entirely different language.The first, Heavy-Hearted in Havana, is made up of a series of poems written during McFadden’s sojourn in Cuba…


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ISBN: 9780889223615
Pages:128
Pub. Date: January 1 1995
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This Poem
By Adeena Karasick

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomediatic-saturated world we are enmeshed in. Composed in the style of Facebook updates and extended tweets, each section infuses itself with continuously shifting tones, styles, and commentary which in turn are provocative, emotive, and deeply satiric. Mashing up lexicons…


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ISBN: 9780889226999
Pages:112
Pub. Date: August 15 2012
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This Tremor Love Is
By Daphne Marlatt

Short-listed 2002 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Daphne Marlatt’s latest book of poems is a memory book—an album of love poems spanning twenty-five years, from her first writing of what was to become the opening section, “A Lost Book,” to later, most recent sequences.These are love poems in the sense that in the meeting of our minds…


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ISBN: 9780889224506
Pages:112
Pub. Date: January 1 2001
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Thrum
By Natalie Simpson

“To get at turn away.” In Thrum, her second collection of poetry, Natalie Simpson reveals how making sense is not always the same as making meaning. Her supple and agile poems seduce the weary reader away from representation and toward sound, texture, and absence. Here, a sentence is no longer…


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ISBN: 9780889228504
Pages:128
Pub. Date: April 15 2014
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ths is erth thees ar peopul
By bill bissett

The quest in this latest fusion of song, sound, performance and visual poetry from bill bissett is for a human condition outside the perpetual terror of the twenty-first century—a terror based in an irrational fear that the loss of our ideologies, our homemade gods and bombs will leave us impoverished…


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ISBN: 9780889225572
Pages:144
Pub. Date: March 23 2007
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time
By bill bissett

bill bissett, who recently celebrated his seventieth birthday, remains even in his “biblical years” Canada’s most exciting, innovative pioneer in the field of the written, spoken, performed, illustrated and sculpted word. No one over the past half century comes close to what bissett has accomplished in pushing the boundaries of…


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ISBN: 9780889226531
Pages:160
Pub. Date: September 15 2010
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To the Barricades
By Stephen Collis

In To the Barricades we move back and forth between historical and contemporary scenes of revolt, from nineteenth-century Parisian street barricades to twenty-first-century occupations and street marches, shifting along the active seam between poetry and revolution. At once elegy (poems dedicated “to” past revolutionary figures and scenes) and a call…


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ISBN: 9780889227477
Pages:192
Pub. Date: April 15 2012
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Tracery
By Edward Byrne

The poems in Tracery enact a lyric condensation. Many of them were written in transit: on the bus, on a bicycle, on foot, in the endless to and fro of work life. Their lyric brevity allowed composition directly in the brain, or quick jottings in a pocket notebook, primarily governed…


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ISBN: 9781772014358
Pages:112
Pub. Date: September 27 2022
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Transnational Muscle Cars
By Jeff Derksen

Transnational Muscle Cars provides a withering critique of how it is that consumption, buying (into) something, buying anything, has become the prime mover in a transient global urbanism that now defines our everyday lives.Written over the past ten years in a quartet of cities—Calgary, Toronto, New York and Vienna—Transnational Muscle…


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ISBN: 9780889224735
Pages:128
Pub. Date: June 1 2003
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Treaty 6 Deixis
By Christine Stewart

How might poetic practices undermine racist ideologies and colonialism, engendering ecological attentiveness, and anomalous and compassionate communities? Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis takes up these timely and pressing questions as it investigates what it means to be a non-Indigenous inhabitant of Canada’s Treaty 6 territory, “in this city, on this…


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ISBN: 9781772012125
Pages:144
Pub. Date: October 3 2018
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Triage
By Cecily Nicholson

In a world where the corporate iron fist clad in the velvet glove of the state has appropriated all that is authentic and authoritative in language, there seems little left for us to say to each other. Yet against the determination of borders, capital, criminalization and violence, stigmatized bodies also…


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ISBN: 9780889226579
Pages:96
Pub. Date: April 15 2011
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Ugly Decade
By Jeff Derksen

This book is about cities and trees, about deeper social justice, about working less and living more, about decolonizing temporalities, about mutual aid, about human and more-than-human labour, and about futurity. It’s about trying to live through the last ugly decade. And it’s kind of angry-funny too.


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ISBN: 9781772016284
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 18 2025
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Uiesh / Somewhere
By Joséphine Bacon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff

Vital bilingual poetry by Innu Elder Joséphine BaconUiesh / Somewhere consists of short poems that speak directly to the reader, without artifice or pretension. They arise from Joséphine Bacon’s experience as an Innu woman, whose life has taken her from the nomadic ways of her Ancestors in the northern wilderness…


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ISBN: 9781772015140
Pages:80
Pub. Date: December 17 2024
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Un
By Ivan Drury

The poems in Un interrogate the subjectivity of a western revolutionary socialist’s early-twenty-first-century masculinity against a backdrop of revolutionary legacies of moderate gains and terrible defeats. Thematically, the poems draw from the U.S. War on Terror and the disappearances of people extrajudicially apprehended from the Middle East and North Africa…


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ISBN: 9781772013764
Pages:112
Pub. Date: April 13 2022
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Un/inhabited
By Jordan Abel
Contributions by Kathleen Ritter & Tracy Stefanucci

This is the second edition of award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s second collection of poetry, Un/inhabited, which maps the terrain of the public domain to create a layered investigation of the interconnections between language and land.Abel constructed the book’s source text by compiling ninety-one complete western novels found on Project…


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ISBN: 9781772012682
Pages:240
Pub. Date: April 6 2020
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Unfuckable Lardass
By Catriona Strang

Unfuckable Lardass reverts the patriarchy’s gaze. It began as an attempt to refract and undercut an outrageous insult allegedly lobbed at German Chancellor Angela Merkel – an egregious demonstration of the framing of women in reductive and sexualized terms ignoring their existence as subjects of their own complex histories. As…


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ISBN: 9781772013887
Pages:96
Pub. Date: March 4 2022
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Vermeer's Light
By George Bowering

George Bowering has always maintained many of his poems are germinated in secret ways—secrets he has, until now, assiduously kept to himself. In suddenly giving most of those secrets away, Vermeer’s Light, much of it written while Bowering was “in office” as Canada’s first poet laureate, constitutes an extraordinary gesture…


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ISBN: 9780889225657
Pages:224
Pub. Date: April 1 2007
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Wayside Sang
By Cecily Nicholson

Wayside Sang concerns entwined migrations of Black-other diaspora coming to terms with fossil-fuel psyches in times of trauma and movement. This is a poetic account of economy travel on North American roadways, across Peace and Ambassador bridges and through the Fleetway tunnel, above and beneath Great Lake rivers between nation…


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ISBN: 9781772011821
Pages:128
Pub. Date: October 16 2017
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Wet
By Leanne Dunic

In Wet, a transient Chinese American model working in Singapore thirsts for the unattainable: fair labour rights, the extinguishing of nearby forest fires, breathable air, healthy habitats for animals, human connection. She navigates place and placelessness while observing other migrant workers toiling outdoors despite the hazardous conditions. In photographs and…


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ISBN: 9781772016048
Pages:133
Pub. Date: April 24 2024
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what's left
By Rob McLennan

what’s left, a book in six related sections, presents us with cues and clues to the poet’s compositional strategies. The first section, “hazelnut,” measures time as the unfolding life of space. It alludes to mclennan’s long-term genealogy project, in which he discovers traces of the Sumerian flood, Etruscans, Icelanders, and…


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ISBN: 9780889224988
Pages:144
Pub. Date: April 1 2004
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Witness Back at Me
By Weyman Chan

Witness Back at Me is personal dissection that draws on the author’s childhood episodes of disembodiment, when, through the death of his mother from cancer at age two, he lost his ability to speak for nearly two years, which is also the time when he was placed in a foster home at a dairy farm outside Calgary, from age two to four. During this tim


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ISBN: 9781772014419
Pages:128
Pub. Date: September 27 2022
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You're Gonna Love This
By Dina Del Bucchia

You’re Gonna Love This tracks the narrator’s entwined relationships with her spouse, her television, and herself. Displaying Del Bucchia’s trademark nuanced media literacy, this distinctly working-class long poem unravels how media culture’s around-the-clock presence impacts our connection to the world. Recapping episodes in her experience of caregiving, she also addresses…


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ISBN: 9781772016123
Pages:101
Pub. Date: April 23 2024
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[OR]
By Brian Henderson

[OR] might be a book of steganography. Or not. The tension of appearance inheres in it, and ciphertexts seem to abound. As the poems take up their concealing/revealing, coded/decoded, intelligence/counter-intelligence themes, borders and borderlands appear, are crossed, or are closed. Many of the borderlands turn out to be their own…


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ISBN: 9780889229082
Pages:144
Pub. Date: November 11 2014
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