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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.


$18.95 | 92 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
6 W × 9.75 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011982 | Rights: WORLD

Same DiffFront Cover
Same Diff
By Donato Mancini

Short-listed 2018 Grffin 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 Frederick Wiseman, Dada poets, montage techniques, and a range of modern poets, Same Diff explores the way social and economic histories become imprinted within language itself.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
6.5 W × 8 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772011364 | Rights: WORLD

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scars on th seehors
By bill bissett

bissett’s metric performs a kind of absence of narrative intent that lets everyone and everything speak for itself. As bissett puts it, “eye dont have 2 invent th world iumalredee in it.”


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223875 | Rights: WORLD

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Scree
By Fred Wah
Introduction by Jeff Derksen

Commended 2015 Best 75 Books (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…


$49.95 | 648 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229471 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By bill bissett

A definitive and comprehensive selection of bissett’s work.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221727 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Frank Davey

Selections from seven of this important poet and editor’s long poems.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221741 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Fred Wah

Poems of landscape, language and memory from Wah’s earlier books.


$29.95 | 159 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
10.00 W × 6.00 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221772 | Rights: WORLD

Selected PoemsFront Cover
Selected Poems
By Phyllis Webb

Winner 1982 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Poetry distinguished by its attention to form and thought.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222021 | Rights: WORLD

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Selected Writing
By Daphne Marlatt

Poetry and prose with an instantaneous recognition of perceptions and thought.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221758 | Rights: WORLD

Selected WritingFront Cover
Selected Writing
By bp Nichol

Selections from visual poetry to translations by one of the most important poets in the 20th century writing in English.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889221765 | Rights: WORLD

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Seven Sacred Truths
By Wanda John-Kehewin

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…


$18.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
5.5 W × 6 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9781772012132 | Rights: WORLD

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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…


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889227903 | Rights: WORLD

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Slick Reckoning
By Ken Belford

In these thoughtful, yet playful poems, Belford builds a poetry experience 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. It’s not necessary to begin at the beginning or to read to the end to get a good sense of what this poet is about. Read a little, or read a lot; he’s worth it.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889229785 | Rights: WORLD

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Specks
By Michael McClure
Foreword by Paul E. Nelson

When McClure’s Specks was first published in 1985 by Talonbooks, it was a revelation in terms of its transcending the proprioceptive poetic methodology of Charles Olson and entering an Aristotelian realm of metaphysical questions that alchemically combined matters both scientific and mystical. With mind aglow in recognition of muscular imagination and the intelligence of the sensorium in all its unapologetic tonality, McClure’s luminous journey leaps with the grace of Muhammad Ali and Fred Astaire, and tempts the reader into the mysterious abyss of dark energy that Federico García Lorca calls duende.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889226883 | Rights: WORLD

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Sticks & Stones
By George Bowering
Preface by Robert Creeley
Drawings by Gordon Payne

George Bowering’s first book of poetry. With a preface by Robert Creeley and original line drawings by Gordon Payne.


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222687 | Rights: WORLD

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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, the book continues to unfold in luminous and lucid delight.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225893 | Rights: WORLD