Taking MeasuresFront Cover
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.

$49.95 | 656 pages | Pub. Date: 2019
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ISBN 13: 9781772012378 | Rights: WORLD

TENDERFront Cover
By Laiwan

Within the contours of TENDER lie field notes from a life lived across multiple affinities, kinships, and desires. Equally visual and textual, TENDER is a beautifully complex collection spanning thirty years of curious inquiry into our shared human–animal condition. Laiwan traverses diverse terrains – the body, land, language – which are rooted in her courageous and uncompromising history of activism and in experiences of building community across and beyond difference. TENDER offers a radical and decolonizing cleansing of all that oppresses and alienates.

$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2020
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ISBN 13: 9781772012514 | Rights: WORLD

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th book
By bill bissett

In this new collection of concrete poems, bissett writes “poemes uv greef transisyun n sumtimes joy byond binaree constraints if evreething goez what is aneething accepting nihilism lettr texting as an approach 2 heeling sorrow denial.”

$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229808 | Rights: WORLD

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th influenza uv logik
By bill bissett

Canada’s most linguistically innovative poet takes on the “linear binary traps” of conventional logic, history and politics.

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
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ISBN 13: 9780889223578 | Rights: WORLD

th last photo uv th human soulFront Cover
th last photo uv th human soul
By bill bissett

bissett has remained on a permanent world tour for over thirty years, writing this book while on a European reading circuit that included performances in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin, Paris, Mainz, Trier and Berlin.

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889223226 | Rights: WORLD

The CentreFront Cover
The Centre
By Barry McKinnon

The Centre: Poems 1970–2000 begins with a long poem sequence that initiates McKinnon’s engagement of and life in the north with new and unavoidably present recognitions. The “centre” in this sequence of ten long poems thus shifts from a nostalgic, idealized and elegiac rural singularity to a new relentless multiplicity of the urban, where the centre constantly threatens not to hold. The “centre” in these books becomes a multiplicity of urban attentions reproducing itself as an articulate awareness of a fractured and fragmented self in a wasteland where beauty appears only through glimpses of externalized objects of desire.

$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889224971 | Rights: WORLD

The Collected Books of Artie GoldFront Cover
The Collected Books of Artie Gold
By Artie Gold
Edited by Ken Norris & Endre Farkas

Collected works of Artie Gold, who appeared like a supernova within the constellation of Montreal Anglophone poets in the 1960s.

$29.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226524 | Rights: WORLD

The CommonsFront Cover
The Commons
By Stephen Collis

In The Commons we wander the English countryside with the so-called mad peasant poet John Clare, pick wild fruit with Henry David Thoreau, and comb the Lake District with a host of authors of Romantic guides and tours, undermining William Wordsworth’s proprietary claim to the region. Somewhere along the way Robert Frost’s wall falls down, the Zapatistas make their appearance, and Gerrard Winstanley reclaims the
earth as a “Common Treasury.”

$17.95 | 152 pages | Pub. Date: 2014 | Second Edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889229150 | Rights: WORLD

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The Empress Has No Closure
By Adeena Karasick

The Empress Has No Closure contains, as a centre-piece, the “Alefbet Transfers,” a meditative, spacial explication of the 22 figures of the Hebrew alphabet.

$16.95 | 100 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223073 | Rights: WORLD

The Eyelash and the MonochromeFront Cover
The Eyelash and the Monochrome
By Tiziana La Melia

Tiziana La Melia’s writing moves between the page, the screen, and the exhibition. Her work engages with thinking through material and image hesitation, nonhuman forms of materiality, violent sentimentality, excessive desire, naiveté, narrative construction, the body and memory.

$19.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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ISBN 13: 9781772011975 | Rights: WORLD

The GorgeFront Cover
The Gorge
By Nancy Shaw
Edited by 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 the1980s, and served as a chair of…

$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011401 | Rights: WORLD

The HatchFront Cover
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…

$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229389 | Rights: WORLD

The House that Hijack BuiltFront Cover
The House that Hijack Built
By Adeena Karasick

Explores the possibilities of meaning production when language is pushed to its limits of normative semantic patterns. Includes a homolinguistic “trans’elation” of the Sefer Yetzirah.

$19.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225114 | Rights: WORLD

The Invisibility ExhibitFront Cover
The Invisibility Exhibit
By Sachiko Murakami

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

Short-listed 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Murakami’s first book of poetry, written in the political and emotional wake of Vancouver’s “Missing Women,” this project investigates the troubled relationship between a marginalized neighbourhood’s “invisible” populations and the city that surrounds them.

$16.95 | 84 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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ISBN 13: 9780889225794 | Rights: WORLD

The Monument CyclesFront Cover
The Monument Cycles
By Mariner Janes

While many of the poems in The Monument Cycles speak to Vancouver as a whole, several focus specifically on the city’s Downtown Eastside (“the poorest postal code in Canada”); they explore the poet’s experiences working in this community and write toward possibility, remembrance, and the nature of truth and storytelling.

$16.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227514 | Rights: WORLD

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The Moustache
By George Bowering

Bowering and Greg Curnoe became friends when their art was in its youth, and for 26 years they grew up parallel, inside each other’s work.

$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
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ISBN 13: 9780889104570 | Rights: WORLD

The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)Front Cover
The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)
Edited by Sharon Thesen

Features the work of Blaser, Bowering, Derksen, Dudek, Hartog, Kiyooka, Kroetsch, Marlatt, McKay, Nichol, Ondaatje, Robertson, Stanley, Wah and others.

$39.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2001 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889224384 | Rights: WORLD

The Place of ScrapsFront Cover
The Place of Scraps
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (B.C. Book Prizes)

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…

$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227880 | Rights: WORLD

The PropertiesFront Cover
The Properties
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2013 Ethel Wilson 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 are a record of encounters between desire and the repressed or suppressed interstices of social, economic, political and unconscious forces. They’re alert to correspondences, attentive to the lines of force to which the poet’s family quietly assented in the contested place that is the Northwest Coast of North America.

$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226852 | Rights: WORLD

The Rap Canterbury TalesFront Cover
The Rap Canterbury Tales
By Baba Brinkman
Illustrated by Erik Brinkman

Hip-hop artist Brinkman resurrects Chaucer’s brilliant stories into visible and audible contemporary forms.

$24.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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ISBN 13: 9780889225480 | Rights: WORLD

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The Richard Brautigan Ahhhhhhhhhhh
By rob mclennan

Short-listed 2000 Archibald Lampman Poetry Award

Thoroughly grounded in the media culture of television and film, mclennan’s language casts a deceptively familiar veil over the breadth and depth of reading which inform this

$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224247 | Rights: WORLD

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The Shovel
By Colin Browne

Short-listed 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry

In this extraordinary book, Colin Browne inverts the traditional ways we define and privilege forms of the English language; self-expression becomes prosaic, the recording of history poetic.

$19.95 | 190 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225749 | Rights: WORLD

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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 extensive film and theatre work: the voices here are always dramatic and present, not passive and absent, even when the poems are elegiac in form and substance, even when their subject is historic. These poems disclose the fragility and wonderment of relationships, as well as remind us that we are all alive to each other inextricable from our frames in both time and space.

$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224780 | Rights: WORLD

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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…

$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889227941 | Rights: WORLD

Then NowFront Cover
Then Now
By Daphne Marlatt

These poems are written from a sense of place and home on Canada’s West Coast now on the brink of another catastrophe, global climate change, so that throughout the book, “There Then” permeates any “Here Now” of immigrant consciousness and highlights the impermanent quality of “home.”

$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2021
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ISBN 13: 9781772012873 | Rights: WORLD

Theogony / Works and DaysFront Cover
Theogony / Works and Days
Translated by C.S. Morrissey
By Hesiod

C.S. Morrissey’s brilliant translations bring a modern, lyrical sensibility to Theogony and Works and Days, Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements in Greek philosophy. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and recollects how Zeus established his cosmic reign of justice. Works and…

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227002 | Rights: WORLD

There'll Be AnotherFront Cover
There'll Be Another
By David W. McFadden

Three books in one: Heavy-Hearted in Havana, Sex with a Sixteen Year Old and Anonymity Suite Part II.

$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
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ISBN 13: 9780889223615 | Rights: WORLD

This PoemFront Cover
This Poem
By Adeena Karasick

This Poem is an ironic investigation of contemporary culture and the technomediatic saturated world in which we’re enmeshed. Composed in the style of Facebook updates or extended Tweets, and mashing-up lexicons of Stein, Zukofsky, Shakespeare, Whitman, financial meltdown, semiotic theory, Lady Gaga, Derrida, and Flickr streams, This Poem is a self-reflexive romp through shards and fragments of post-consumerist culture.

$19.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226999 | Rights: WORLD

This Tremor Love IsFront Cover
This Tremor Love Is
By Daphne Marlatt

This Tremor Love Is is a memory book—an album of love poems spanning twenty-five years, from Marlatt’s first writing of what was to become the opening section, A Lost Book, to its latest, most recent sequences.

$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2001 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889224506 | Rights: WORLD

ThrumFront Cover
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…

$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228504 | Rights: WORLD

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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 21st century.

$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225572 | Rights: WORLD

timeFront Cover
By bill bissett

time is reelee abt how evreething is fleeting n how we deel with that n how deeplee we undrstand that awareness  th jewels shine as our undrstandings  th layrs n openings  apertures n iris lens in  or not n how manee narrativs reveel our paradoxikul n continualee shifting minds … a storee is what time is it … 4 ourselvs  n our specees    n how timeless th breth uv th galaxee  n oftn ourselvs  tho agen fleeting  lyrik  song chant  philosophikal  theologikul  prsonal  propheseez vizual  n tanguld tangos … with th invisibul dansrs … n th 4tune tellrs shuffuling theyr decks  how we yern 4  n letting go uv our games finding love  n th chancs 4 savin th environment n our selvs [bill bissett]

$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226531 | Rights: WORLD

To the BarricadesFront Cover
To the Barricades
By Stephen Collis

To the Barricades continues Collis’s “life” poem, “The Barricades Project,” which also includes Anarchive (2005) and The Commons (2008). Both the anti-archive of the revolutionary record and the dream of a once and future “commons” upon which all can equally dwell continue to shape these poems where words are hurried bricks thrown up as “barricades” in language.

$19.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227477 | Rights: WORLD

Transnational Muscle CarsFront Cover
Transnational Muscle Cars
By Jeff Derksen

Written over the last ten years in a quartet of cities: Calgary, Toronto, New York and Vienna, Transnational Muscle Cars is the second book in Jeff Derksen’s trilogy addressing place, culture and capital, and draws on a wide array of North American post-war poetics—the declarative aspects of New American Poetry, the pop cultural details of the New York School, the reflexive politics of the Language Poets, the personal politics of the Kootenay School of Writing—and on contemporary cultural and political theory, critical geography, urban theory, and architectural concepts.

$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224735 | Rights: WORLD

Treaty 6 DeixisFront Cover
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…

$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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ISBN 13: 9781772012125 | Rights: WORLD

TriageFront Cover
By Cecily Nicholson

Triage attempts an ordered, critical response to the manufactured crises that perpetuate our public and private disentitlements.

$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226579 | Rights: WORLD