A Few Words Will DoFront Cover
A Few Words Will Do
By Lionel Kearns

When one person writes “this is what happened, this is what I know,” any reader stands in for the absent “I” or “eye” of that text. This inescapable process of language, preoccupies Kearns in these brief but concentrated pieces.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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After JackFront Cover
After Jack
By Garry Thomas Morse

Not merely an homage to Jack Spicer, but also a tribute to his Orphic conception of the serial poem, After Jack is a palimpsestuous attempt to achieve the dark art of nekuia, to encourage the means of poetic transmission and to divine the polyphony of both Federico García Lorca and Jack Spicer as their voices interweave, transform and become inexorably entangled with a fresh and undeniably peculiar, disturbingly profane authorial voice.


$19.95 | 184 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226302 | Rights: WORLD

All Is FleshFront Cover
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.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226722 | Rights: WORLD

Amuse BoucheFront Cover
Amuse Bouche
By Adeena Karasick

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

Mashing up the lexicon of war with post-industrial consumerism, haute cuisine, couture, language, Eros and desire, Karasick’s sixth book is at once dark and satirical, exuberant and amorously rigorous.


$19.95 | 108 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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An English Canadian PoeticsFront Cover
An English Canadian Poetics
Edited by Robert Hogg

With an introduction by D.M.R. Bentley Essays on poetic theory written by Canadian poets from the late 19th century to 1918 that articulate the specific social, cultural and political circumstances under which their poetry was created.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226135 | Rights: WORLD

An Honest WomanFront Cover
An Honest Woman
By Jonina 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…


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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Another Country / bloomFront Cover
Another Country / bloom
By Guillermo Verdecchia

Two plays, on Argentina’s Dirty War of 1976–83, and on hope flowering in the midst of destruction, constitute an unsparing interrogation of a world perpetually at war.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225701 | Rights: WORLD

Asian SkiesFront Cover
Asian Skies
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, Asian Skies is the unsettling story of the deficiencies of love that have produced our commodified and globalized world—a perhaps not-so-divine comedy of those who don’t love enough—steeped in a clash of cultures wherein the third world seems willingly, even perversely, to offer itself up as a simulacrum of the first, while its otherness remains hidden, inaccessible.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226333 | Rights: WORLD

Assembling the MorrowFront Cover
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 electroencephalography recording of brainwaves in sleep) turns into a line of poetry, an act of focused consciousness?


$24.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229105 | Rights: WORLD

AuroraFront Cover
Aurora
By Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen’s poems express the pleasure and magic of a language fully engaging the world, rewarding the reader with daily moments transformed into visions of grace.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
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ISBN 13: 9780889104716 | Rights: WORLD

b leev abul char ak trsFront Cover
b leev abul char ak trs
By bill bissett

““Get thee to a nouneree.”“ Ophelia had been experiencing noun slippage, (and haven’t we all?) And where is the nouneree? Do you know the way? With heightened and more sophisticated noun awareness, do we come closer to happiness, starring ourselves? Ophelia unfortunately didn’t find the nouneree and perhaps thought it was the name of the river. Can you walk into the same nouneree twice? She jumped in. Lost lovesickness, now called co-dependency.


$16.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224339 | Rights: WORLD

Back to the WarFront Cover
Back to the War
By Frank Davey

A careful archaeology of the catalogue of innocence assembled by a youthful imagination blossoming during World War II.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225145 | Rights: WORLD

Bardy GoogleFront Cover
Bardy Google
By Frank Davey

These texts are part of Davey’s ongoing work on the use of the sentence as the basic structural unit of poetry—to create poetic texts, as they have always been created, out of the materials of prose. They also constitute another of his forays into cultural commentary—in this case, disclosing how our engagement with globalized culture creates meaning as it “speaks through itself.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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Blonds on BikesFront Cover
Blonds on Bikes
By George Bowering

A composition of daily riffs during an autumn in Denmark and Italy; an album of verbal portraits by a husband and wife who see differently; and a series of tributes to other writers on special occasions.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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Bread and SaltFront Cover
Bread and Salt
By Renee Rodin

Bread and _Salt_—what you bring for luck to a new house—is a joyous affirmation of vision and courage in hard times.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
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ISBN 13: 9780889223677 | Rights: WORLD

CartouchesFront Cover
Cartouches
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

The recent deaths of her father and several friends at the time of a trip to Egypt have led the author to write about the essential relation between language and death.


$15.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
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Change RoomFront Cover
Change Room
By Mark Cochrane

The body is here fetishized by the creative power of desire to the point where the love of perfection crosses the boundaries of gender and polity.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224322 | Rights: WORLD

Checking InFront Cover
Checking In
By Adeena Karasick

An exuberant commentary on the timelessness of digital information and our ravenous, insatiable appetite for data and connection.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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Chinese BlueFront Cover
Chinese Blue
By Weyman Chan

Here is Weyman Chan at his most fiercely ironic, tracing a lineage he interprets subconsciously and through the intricacies of its raw genetic material, with keenly biting language that echoes the rhythms of Qu Yuan in contemplation of his own mortality beside the flowing waters of impermanence:

I would prefer to jump into the river and be entombed in the stomachs of fishes than to bow while purity is defiled by vulgar pestilence.


$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226814 | Rights: WORLD

Coping with Emotions and OttersFront Cover
Coping with Emotions and Otters
By Dina Del Bucchia

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, poetry category

Combining serial poetic technique with pop psychology how-to books, Dina Del Bucchia fashions punchy emotional guides in an age when illusory autonomy is achieved by “going viral” and through obsessive identification with celebrities. She tracks two otters at the Vancouver Aquarium who became famous for holding hands and were watched by millions on YouTube prompting us to meditate upon the media frustum through which we construct emotional realities.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889227644 | Rights: WORLD

CorkedFront Cover
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: the metaphorical mailbox of Proust and the speaker’s own body, as understood in geographical and geological terms.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889228528 | Rights: WORLD

CosmophiliaFront Cover
Cosmophilia
By Rahat Kurd

Cosmophilia translates multiple glittering facets of Muslim culture into, and reflects back from, the immediacy of embodied, urban Canadian experience. Allusive, playful multilingual imagery inhabits long narrative meditations, free-form couplets, and the traditional ghazal, in elegiac or sharply satirical moods.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229464 | Rights: WORLD

Cultural MischiefFront Cover
Cultural Mischief
By Frank Davey

A collection of prose poems on the hyperbolic absurdities of multiculturalism in action.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
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ISBN 13: 9780889223646 | Rights: WORLD

Davie Street TranslationsFront Cover
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 gay male culture in Vancouver, demonstrating, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, that the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226838 | Rights: WORLD

DecompositionsFront Cover
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 Belford, poetry is a social process that explores linguistic and political particulars from a gaze that is opposite to the shelters of convention, the academy, the city, or the south. It is a writing that rules out the anticipation and doubt of traditional narrative. These are not safe poems, they resist more than they assure.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226319 | Rights: WORLD

Discovery PassagesFront Cover
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 2011 One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections (Globe and Mail)

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, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original “voyage of discovery.” and linking Kwakwaka’wakw traditions of the past with a modern poetic tradition in North America that encompasses the entire scope of relations between oral and vocal tradition, ancient ritual, historical contextuality, and our continuing rites.


$17.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226609 | Rights: WORLD

Dominican MoonFront Cover
Dominican Moon
By Ken Norris

Composed like a dark novel-in-verse, the second book in Norris’s travel trilogy is an unsettling story of the deficiencies of love steeped in a clash of cultures between the third world and the first.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225268 | Rights: WORLD

Down TimeFront Cover
Down Time
By Jeff Derksen

Winner 1991 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

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


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889222786 | Rights: WORLD

DOWNVERSEFront Cover
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 constellation of media-enforced ideals that barrage our newsfeeds, daily commutes to #work, and (mostly online) excursions to the (Apple) store. In its shifty way, Reimer’s text alternates between the voices of Vancouver’s youth- and consumer-driven populace, asking the question, “What happens when the Market is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?”


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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ISBN 13: 9780889228542 | Rights: WORLD

dream / arteriesFront Cover
dream / arteries
By Phinder Dulai

In his third poetry collection, dream / arteries, Phinder Dulai connects the 376 passengers of the Komagata Maru with other New World settler migrants who travelled on the same ship throughout its thirty-six-year history, including to ports of call in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Turkey, Halifax, Montreal, and Ellis Island. By drawing on ship records, nautical maps, passenger manifests, and the rich, detailed record of the Komagata Maru, Dulai demonstrates how the 1914 incident encapsulates a broader narrative of migration throughout the New World.


$19.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229136 | Rights: WORLD

Dream Pool EssaysFront Cover
Dream Pool Essays
By Gil McElroy

Short-listed 2002 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

An active multiple streaming of apparently disparate sources: astronomy; theoretical cosmology and quantum physics; and the literary and visual arts.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224544 | Rights: WORLD

DuetsFront Cover
Duets
By Ted Byrne

A translation of the sonnets of Louise Labé, who lived and wrote in sixteenth-century Lyon, and those of the thirteenth-century Florentine, Guido Cavalcanti.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2018
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DwellFront Cover
Dwell
By Jeff Derksen

Short-listed 1994 Alberta Writer's Guild Award

This long poem 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.


$15.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
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ISBN 13: 9780889223288 | Rights: WORLD

Dyssemia SleazeFront Cover
Dyssemia Sleaze
By Adeena Karasick

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award

Cf. SEMA, unit of meaning: i.e. Dyssemia: (flawed information reception) Sleaze / sli:z/ v. Rough with projecting fibres.


$24.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
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ISBN 13: 9780889224346 | Rights: WORLD

FiftyFront Cover
Fifty
By Ken Norris

Among its widely diverse poetic forms, the book constructs odes, elegies, sonnets and long poem sequences, as Norris travels from Maine to Santo Domingo, from Phnom Penh to Montreal, and from the shorelines of the Caribbean to the banks of the Mekong River.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224797 | Rights: WORLD

Five Star PlanetFront Cover
Five Star Planet
By David W. McFadden

The poems in this third volume of McFadden’s Terrafina Trilogy —which began with Gypsy Guitar and There’ll be Another —suggest the earth is an exotic way station, a hotel.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224681 | Rights: WORLD

Floating Up to ZeroFront Cover
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 a certain frozen past and an uncertain fluid future. Meditative, incisive and light in their touch, these poems tell us: “The old star charts were perhaps a little out of date. That is, new stars had since been found, though sometimes they were only streetlights, mistaken.”


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226593 | Rights: WORLD

for love and autonomyFront Cover
for love and autonomy
By Anahita J Rad

Jamali Rad deals with the stuff of everyday life: work and sex, friendship and love. Her critical attention to the structure of these social relations creates a poetics of trial and failure, questioning the very “culture” responsible for its making as she forges a way for the possibility of radical resistance in language.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010176 | Rights: WORLD

Fortified CastlesFront Cover
Fortified Castles
By Ryan Fitzpatrick

Starting with the lyric statement as a point of interrogation, Fortified Castles asks what might cause a retreat into the comforting walls of the self.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229099 | Rights: WORLD

fractal economiesFront Cover
fractal economies
By derek beaulieu

beaulieu pushes the limits of poetry and poetics, challenging the status quo of the genre and the politics of language itself.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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ISBN 13: 9780889225398 | Rights: WORLD

Friendly FireFront Cover
Friendly Fire
By Danielle LaFrance

Comprising experimental poetry and prose, Friendly + Fire interrogates the male subjective experience of war and the gendered implications of camaraderie or “brotherhood” while aligning the seriousness of a war target with the frivolities of gossip.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010183 | Rights: WORLD

From the PoplarsFront Cover
From the Poplars
By Cecily Nicholson

From the Poplars is the poetic outcome of archival research, and of listening to the land and the stories of a place. It is a meditation on an unmarked, twenty-seven and a half acres of land held as government property: a monument to colonial plunder on the waterfront of a city, like many cities, built upon erasures. From an emplaced poet and resident of New Westminster, this text contributes to present narratives on decolonization. It is an honouring of river and riparian density, and a witness to resilience, tempering a silence that inevitably will be heard.


$16.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889228566 | Rights: WORLD

full-metal indigiqueerFront Cover
full-metal indigiqueer
By Joshua Whitehead

Short-listed 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry

Short-listed 2018 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

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

This poetry collection 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.


$18.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011876 | Rights: WORLD

Get Me Out of HereFront Cover
Get Me Out of Here
By Sachiko Murakami

Why is it often so difficult to stay present in the moment? Poet Sachiko Murakami asked this question in an open call on the Internet, and in airports across the globe, from YVR (Vancouver) to RKV (Reykjavik), people in transit stopped to note in only one sentence their impressions of things, events, people, and feelings. The poems that result from this experiment in crowd-sourcing content search departures and arrivals for a handhold on the fleeting present. Working within and wriggling out of the formal constraint of fourteen lines, Get Me Out of Here explores what poems need to do to stay when the mind is begging to leave.


$16.95 | 80 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229259 | Rights: WORLD

giftsFront Cover
gifts
By rob mclennan

Unifying this book is the persona of the lover: as an intimate; as an interruption of the determinative self; as an unattainable weightlessness; and as the gravitational pull of the landscape itself.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226050 | Rights: WORLD

GlengarryFront Cover
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.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226623 | Rights: WORLD

Going HomeFront Cover
Going Home
By Ken Norris

The whole manufactured unreality of our world falls away in these poems, leading us both toward and away from being “at home” in the present.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225732 | Rights: WORLD

Ground WaterFront Cover
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

Investigates the elements of the spiritual topography of the twentieth century and closely examines the conventional symbology passed on to the poet / map-maker by his ancestors.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224650 | Rights: WORLD

Gypsy GuitarFront Cover
Gypsy Guitar
By David W. McFadden

One hundred poems of love and betrayal—all in the unmistakable McFadden style.


$18.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
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ISBN 13: 9780889222502 | Rights: WORLD

harvestFront Cover
harvest
By rob mclennan

What is harvested here are the signifiers for journeys: tickets, postcards, letters—recording unseemly haste, enforced idleness, losing one’s way, and sometimes finding it again.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224551 | Rights: WORLD

Hotel MontrealFront Cover
Hotel Montreal
By Ken Norris

Selections from 19 groundbreaking books of poetry that draw together the very best of Norris’s lyric poetry from a 25-year period, while offering the reader an indispensible panoramic view of the work of a poet at the height of his creative powers.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224568 | Rights: WORLD

Human TissueFront Cover
Human Tissue
By Weyman Chan

These poems try to get along with each other – but can’t. Alienation arises from all the failed language-registers of our technocratic society, which continue to defy our powers of decryption. What’s a monster to do? A recurring motif throughout the book is the overarching empty universal space surrounding life’s not-knowing. If we think too hard on it – why the statistical fluke that puts us here on this ball of dirt – we’ll have a stroke. Instead, read these poems.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229815 | Rights: WORLD

hypodermFront Cover
hypoderm
By Weyman Chan

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, not a sentimental fabrication of the rapture (rupture) of our “end times.”


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226371 | Rights: WORLD

I. Another. The Space BetweenFront Cover
I. Another. The Space Between
By Jamie Reid

This selection draws from brilliantly impressionist early poems, a middle period of poetry relating to the author’s activist politics, and contemporary work suspended between the poles of the political and the lyrical, between the confrontation of the world of human affairs and the undeniable beauty of the earth and nature—the simple delight taken in life itself—with a clear understanding that the use of the word “natural” is almost always ideologically determined.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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Injun
By Jordan Abel

Winner 2017 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize

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 uses erasure, pastiche, and a focused poetics to create a visually striking response to the western genre.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229778 | Rights: WORLD

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inkorrect thots
By bill bissett

Winner 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

When bill bissett thinks “inkorrect thots” anything can happen.


$17.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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Inspecting Nostalgia
By Ralph 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…


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 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 head-waters of the Nass River in the Damdochax Valley – and meanwhile coming to terms with a poetry that “is lived” on the rugged streets of Prince George.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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Intertidal
By Daphne Marlatt
Edited by Susan Holbrook

Intertidal is the definitive oeuvre of Daphne Marlatt’s poetry exploring the city, feminism, and the environment.


$49.95 | 608 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011784 | Rights: WORLD

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is a door
By Fred Wah

Winner 2010 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

is a door uses 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, travel, investigation documentary.


$17.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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Kerrisdale Elegies
By George Bowering

Bowering responds to Rilke’s Duino Elegies. In the intertextuality of these two great works can be found post-modern writing that is self-aware, where the other is discovered in the process of the writer writing.


$18.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225909 | Rights: WORLD

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Last Scattering Surfaces
By Gil McElroy

These poems map out zones of interaction which took place in the “surface of last scattering”—the first formation of matter in the universe.


$16.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225756 | Rights: WORLD

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Limbinal
By Oana Avasilichioaei

Limbinal, as its hybrid title suggests, speaks in the porous space between a limb’s articulations and a liminal border. Formally diverse, the pieces in Limbinal intersect prose fragments with incantatory dialogues, poetic footnotes with photographic phrases, rebellious translations with liquid transpositions.


$16.95 | 136 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229242 | Rights: WORLD

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Limbo Road
By Ken Norris

Limbo Road —as divorce journal, meditation, travel poem—chronicles the search for the new beloved.


$34.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889224018 | Rights: WORLD

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Liquidities
By Daphne Marlatt

Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now gathers many of the poems from Daphne Marlatt’s 1972 Vancouver Poems, somewhat revised or in some cases substantially revised, and follows them with “Liquidities,” a series of recent poems about Vancouver’s incessant deconstruction and reconstruction, its quick transformations both on the ground and in urban imagining.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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Love and Savagery
By Des Walsh

This book of poems is a sustained adoration of the beloved that echoes the work of the troubadours. The unnamed Irish woman of this collection “the complicated jewel of the Burren Peninsula,” leads the narrator on a spiritual quest from the streets of St John’s to the seeminingly impenetrable evergreen thickets of Ireland. Recently released as a feature film, Love and Savagery is a lyrical story of impossible love. On the twentieth anniversary of its first publication and the astonishing occasion of its release as a feature film, Talon has published a new edition of Love and Savagery, celebrating the transformation of the essence of such a finely crafted book of poetry into a film that pays homage to its literary roots.


$16.95 | 56 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
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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.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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Memewars
By Adeena Karasick

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

Mêmewars is a book writing against itself.


$16.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
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ISBN 13: 9780889223448 | Rights: WORLD

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My Darling Nellie Grey
By George Bowering

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

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


$39.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
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narrativ enigma / rumours uv hurricane
By bill bissett

Through narrative, non-narrative, sound, song, meditation, metaphysical, spiritual, political and visual poems, bissett explores the fragility and incompletion of all narratives.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889225077 | Rights: WORLD

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News & Smoke
By Sharon Thesen

A compact and beautifully designed collection, nicely fleshed out with a broad selection of poems previously published only in journals and periodicals, not to mention its tantalizing sampling of new fare. Many will discover plenty to admire in News and Smoke.
Toronto Star


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224179 | Rights: WORLD

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Noise from the Laundry
By Weyman Chan

Weyman Chan’s poems elaborate his singular and solitary work on the renaissance of the contemporary lyric form.


$17.95 | 104 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889226265 | Rights: WORLD

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NonZero Definitions
By Gil McElroy

The language of poetics emerges into the light of the purely formalist and luminous “definitions” of things and their movements as they engage in the ceaseless metamorphosis of replication in all of their endlessly unfolding possibilities.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889224995 | Rights: WORLD

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northern wild roses / deth interrupts th dansing
By bill bissett

His rejection of the limiting conventions of written language has allowed bissett to foreground the appearance of any linguistic event as a living performance.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225329 | Rights: WORLD

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novel
By bill bissett

Famous and celebrated since the 1960s for pushing the boundaries of language and representation in the creation of image as a site of both content and context, the world’s leading sound, visual, concrete and performance poet, bill bissett, describes this book as “a novel with connekting pomes n essays.”


$17.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226715 | Rights: WORLD

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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. The final section is a sequence of poems in memory of Stephen Collis’s departed sister, Gail Tulloch, becoming a way for the poet to read back into the elemental heart of absence and loss—the “material” of the books displacing, and in some way recovering, how language holds the materiality of the physical world.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226326 | Rights: WORLD

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Once in Blockadia
By Stephen Collis

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


$18.95 | 148 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010152 | Rights: WORLD

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Ordinary Time
By Gil McElroy

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


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226753 | Rights: WORLD

Pacific WindowsFront Cover
Pacific Windows
By Roy K. Kiyooka
Edited by Roy Miki

Winner 1997 Association of Asian Americal Studies Poetry Award

The most important poetic works of Roy Kiyooka.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9780889223783 | Rights: WORLD

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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.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229235 | Rights: WORLD

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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. This unique poetry wants to be spoken (aloud).


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229112 | Rights: WORLD

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Peacock Blue
By Phyllis Webb
Edited by John F. Hulcoop

Peacock Blue compiles in a single volume all of Webb’s published, unpublished, and uncollected works from a writing career that spanned fifty years.


$45.00 | 512 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229129 | Rights: WORLD

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Pell Mell
By Robin Blaser

Pell Mell, the middle voice, the syntax meeting its astonishments in its forward stride looking backwards, imagining an image nation where the heart is always torn—to pieces possessed by the other(s). A book so sure of itself that Blaser can begin, after the act of said-and-done, a series called Great…


$17.95 | 120 pages | Pub. Date: 2009
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ISBN 13: 9780889226012 | Rights: WORLD

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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 deliciously comic interrogation of the socio-political events towering around us like so many boxes we need constantly to imagine our way out of, is counterpoised in this collection by a recurring dream of a future locked in a global war.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
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ISBN 13: 9780889224643 | Rights: WORLD

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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.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
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ISBN 13: 9780889222854 | Rights: WORLD

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Post-Prairie
Edited by Jon Paul Fiorentino & Robert Kroetsch

25 individual talents come together in this groundbreaking collection for a rare literary event: the transition of a cultural identity primarily rooted in place to one that is rooted in a rapidly fragmenting, technology-based globalization.


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225237 | Rights: WORLD

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Pound @ Guntánamo
By Clint Burnham

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 in conditions of wartime. The title implies an analogy between Ezra Pound, imprisoned at Pisa after World War II, and the inhabitants of the military or CIA prisons at Guantánamo Bay.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9780889229792 | Rights: WORLD

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Prairie Harbour
By Garry Morse

In this contrapuntal follow-up to Governor General’s Award finalist Discovery Passages, Garry Thomas Morse traces multiple lines of his mixed ancestry. Set around the vigilantly maintained border/lines that mark the relatively “unsung” decline of natural prairie life, this unromantic “wrecklogue” radiates outward from a new real-estate development in Regina, Saskatchewan.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229402 | Rights: WORLD

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Prison Industrial Complex Explodes
By Mercedes Eng

Short-listed 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.


$17.95 | 112 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011814 | Rights: WORLD

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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, British Columbia. Bringing her own perspective as an immigrant and as a woman, Marlatt illuminates the life of this forgotten female artist whose work is a testament to the struggle of the female artist, and the search for a sense of belonging.


$19.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
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ISBN 13: 9781772010169 | Rights: WORLD

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Rebuild
By Sachiko Murakami

Murakami approaches the urban centre through its inhabitants’ greatest passion: real estate, where the drive to own is coupled with the practice of tearing down and rebuilding. Rebuild engraves itself on the absence at the city’s centre, with its vacant civic square and its bulldozed public spaces. The poems crumble in the time it takes to turn the page, words flaking from the line like the rain-damaged stucco of a leaky condominium.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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ISBN 13: 9780889226708 | Rights: WORLD

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Reveries of a Solitary Biker
By Catriona Strang

After Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire, translated as Reveries of the Solitary Walker (or A Solitary Walker). Biking around Vancouver, Strang returned to several issues of lifelong interest, her own version of Rousseau’s obsessions. Reveries of a Solitary Biker collects her poetic responses.


$16.95 | 88 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011807 | Rights: WORLD

Rom ComFront Cover
Rom Com
By Dina Del Bucchia & Daniel Zomparelli

Commended 2015 Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada

Two cool people passionately co-authored this 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 expressions (Love Actually), the poems in Rom Com trace the attempt to deconstruct as well as engage in dialogue with romantic comedy films and the pop culture, celebrities, and tropes that have come to be associated with them.


$17.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229600 | Rights: WORLD

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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
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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
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889223875 | Rights: WORLD

ScreeFront Cover
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889222021 | Rights: WORLD

Selected WritingFront Cover
Selected Writing
By Daphne Marlatt

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


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1980
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889221765 | Rights: WORLD

Singed WingsFront Cover
Singed Wings
By Lola Lemire Tostevin

Lola Lemire Tostevin’s Singed Wings peers into the interior world of Camille Claudel, whose intimate understanding of her subjects, from young girl to old woman, captured quite a different power. Tostevin allocates a place in which a writer facing her own aging process can take the experience to the limits by giving it new shapes in language.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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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
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ISBN 13: 9780889229785 | Rights: WORLD

SpecksFront Cover
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
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ISBN 13: 9780889226883 | Rights: WORLD

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

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


$15.95 | 64 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
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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
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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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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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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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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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The Collected Books of Artie Gold
By Arite Gold
Edited by Ken Norris Norris & Endre Farkas

Born in 1947, Artie Gold appeared like a supernova within the constellation of Montreal Anglophone poets in the late 1960s. Intensely devoted to poetry, having already discovered the work of Frank O’Hara, John Wieners, and Jack Spicer in his teens, six books of his poems were published in each of the years 1974–79. Daunted by asthma, complicated by rapidly proliferating allergies and emphysema, he increasingly retreated from the world. At the urging of his friends, a Selected Poems was published in 1992, but only one further book appeared in print in 2003. Artie left the world on St. Valentine’s Day, 2007. His eight published books of poetry collected here shine like a beacon of Northern Lights across the literary landscape of the late twentieth century.


$29.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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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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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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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 a member of the influential Kootenay School of Writing (KSW) collective, co-director of Writing magazine, artist-in-residence at the Western Front in the 1980s, and served as a chair of the Vancouver New Music Society. Edited by Catriona Strang – who co-authored Busted, Cold Trip, and Light Sweet Crude with Shaw – The Gorge collects a range of Shaw’s prolific writing with a focus on her collaborations and poetry.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 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…


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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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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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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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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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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The New Long Poem Anthology (Second Edition)
Edited by Sharon Thesen

Features the work of Blaser, Bowering, Brand, Carson, Derksen, Dudek, Dewdney, Friesen, Hartog, Kiyooka, Kroetsch, Marlatt, McCaffery, McFadden, McKay, McKinnon, Mouré, Nichol, Ondaatje, Robertson, Stanley, Tostevin, Villemaire, Wah and Webb.


$39.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2001 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
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The Place of Scraps
By Jordan Abel

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

Short-listed 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Jordan Abel’s The Place of Scraps explores the relationship between First Nations cultures and ethnography. Marius Barbeau – an early 20th century ethnographer who studied First Nations cultures, including Abel’s ancestral Nisga’a Nation – believed that First Nations cultures were about to disappear completely. Through poetic erasure techniques, Abel carves out new and unexpected understandings of Barbeau’s writing.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
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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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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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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
work.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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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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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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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 the book is built, “sets out to explore / what happens / to humans when they are reduced / to things by other humans.”


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

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

An adaptation of Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy, most notably those of Plato. Theogony tells of the first generations of the gods and Works and Days examines the twofold role of competition in life, what Hesiod calls “the bad strife” and “the good strife” and how they affect our daily struggles.


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

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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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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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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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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 a sentence, but “a word in pieces, plastered, faster,” which “crumbles” on the page into strange and luminous syntactical patterns that create new and better pathways for meaning.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 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 21st century.


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

timeFront Cover
time
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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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

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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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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 remember patterns, history, possibility and solidarity. Triage attempts an ordered, critical response to the surges of overlapping ­manufactured crises that perpetuate the conditions and symptoms of our public and private disentitlements.


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

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Un/inhabited
By Jordan Abel
Contributions by Kathleen Ritter

Long-listed 2015 One of 15 best CanLit covers of 2015 (CBC Books)

Award-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel’s second collection of poetry, Un/inhabited, 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 in their entirety ninety-one western novels found on the website Project Gutenberg, an online…


$24.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889229228 | Rights: WORLD

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Vermeer's Light
By George Bowering

Vermeer’s Light, much of it written while Bowering was “in office” as Canada’s first Poet Laureate, constitutes an extraordinary gesture of generosity from a poet to his readership who has so honoured him.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225657 | Rights: WORLD

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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 the Peace and Ambassador bridges and through the Fleetway tunnel, above and beneath Great Lake rivers between nation states.


$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011821 | Rights: WORLD

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what's left
By rob mclennan

Presents us with cues and clues to the poet’s compositional strategies.


$16.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
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ISBN 13: 9780889224988 | Rights: WORLD

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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. Each reader reads his or her own poem and encodes it for another. What communication crosses out, these poems try to find. They might ask “What is reading?” while at the same time “Who are you?”


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2014
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ISBN 13: 9780889229082 | Rights: WORLD