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A Friend Sails in on a Poem

A charming, psychologically wise, and metaphorically piquant look at navigating craft and creativity. For the last forty-five years, the distinguished poets Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have … 168 View

All Manner of Tackle

All Manner of Tackle brings together a selection of Brian Bartlett’s literary prose from the past three decades. One of Atlantic Canada’s finest poets, Bartlett has published … 308 View

Be Scared of Everything

Horror Essays

Horror essays that read like Chuck Klosterman filtered through H. P. Lovecraft. Slinging ectoplasm, tombstones, and chainsaws with aplomb, Be Scared of Everything is a frighteningly smart … 202 View


Essays & Interviews

Blank is a collection of previously out-of-print essays and new works by one of Canada’s most important contemporary writers and thinkers. Through an engagement with her earlier work, M. … 349 View

Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

Essays on Everyday Life

Erin Wunker is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too. Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept “feminist killjoy”), Wunker brings … 217 View

Ordinary Paradise

Essays on Art and Culture

The essays in Ordinary Paradise challenge conventional wisdom and exemplify a dynamic and lively critical approach, pointing out troubling trends in contemporary appreciation of art and culture. … 252 View


CanLit in Ruins

CanLit—the commonly used short form for English Canadian Literature as a cultural formation and industry—has been at the heart of several recent public controversies. Why? Because … ; ; 221 View

The Nothing That Is

Essays on Art, Literature and Being

Rather than making “something” out of “nothing,” what follows is an endeavour to express the potential of language and thought to encounter what is infinitely beyond both … 134 View

"facing his world"

From: All Manner of Tackle

For Sure the Kittiwake: Naming, Nature, and P. K. Page – A Long Fall for Poetry: Reflections on Poetry in the Public Eye and the Private Realm through the Last Months of 1994, Including … 85 $8.50 Add

"The nothing that is"

An Ethics

From: The Nothing That Is

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A Friend Sails in on a Poem

Chapter One

From: A Friend Sails in on a Poem

Personal essays on the friendship between Phillis Levin and author Mary Peacock. 14 $1.40 Add

Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

From: Be Scared of Everything

The essay titled "Interviews with My Family Ouija Board." 8 $0.80 Add


Living in the Ruins

From: Refuse

MacGregor, Rak and Wunker discuss activism in CanLit that has emerge in light of recent controversies, such as UBCAccountable, the sexual harassment revelations at Concordia University, the … ; ; 20 $2.00 Add

Jammin’ Still

From: Blank

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Letter to My Daughter

From: Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

The author presents a note addressed to her infant daughter. 2 $0.20 Add

The Impossible Work of Translation?

From: Ordinary Paradise

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