news | Tuesday August 31, 2021

New Poetry Hot Off the Press

We are so pleased to announce that Dale Martin Smith‘s Flying Red Horse and ryan fitzpatrick‘s Coast Mountain Foot are hot off the press!

Flying Red Horse dwells on fatherhood and masculinity, the conditions of whiteness that pressure them, global surveillance, and climate change. It draws attention to the spectacle and surveillance governing Canada and the United States. It asks where individuals stand in relation to the global technological power of connectivity and disconnection that disturbs contemporary social relations. Without seeking resolution, in both verse and essay, it puts these issues into lyric correspondence.

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Coast Mountain Foot keens its ear to the energies that connect cities, refracting the gesture of George Bowering’s 1968 classic Rocky Mountain Foot. Occasioned by fitzpatrick’s own move from Calgary to Vancouver in 2011, the book writes through the messy perspectives of the two cities as they bleed into one another – the energy in one city’s streets suddenly appearing in the other – and engages with the urban and its intimacies through careful listening. The book’s interlaced serial poetics is anchored by a series of lyric poems written in moments of transit – walking the streets, riding the bus, pausing in coffee shop windows. In these moments of reflection, fitzpatrick pinpoints his relationship to urban transformation.

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The launch party for both these titles will be on October 2 at The Great Escape Bookstore in Toronto. Find out more info here.

We are so excited for you to read these two highly anticipated poetry collections!

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