Place as Character

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A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl

In poems that could double as paintings, M. Travis Lane harnesses the brush strokes of language to form a bridge between the artist and natural world in A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl. This is … 88 View

An Unorthodox Guide to Wildlife

Katie Vautour’s extraordinary debut collection is an eclectic examination of the space where humans and animals meet, where migratory patterns encounter commercial flights, and birds appear … 84 View

Blowing Grass Empire

A storyteller above all else, Mark Lavorato’s poems are penned in a clear, poignant, and relatable voice. His mostly narrative vignettes choose to hide things in plain sight, and are buoyed … 72 View

Dear Current Occupant

A Memoir

Dear Current Occupant is a creative nonfiction memoir about home and belonging set in the 80s and 90s of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Using a variety of forms including letters, essays … 133 View

Devil in the Woods

D.A. Lockhart’s stunning and subversive fourth collection gives us the words, thoughts, and experiences of an Anishinaabe guy from Central Ontario and the manner in which he interacts with … 80 View

Don’t Honk Twice

A Prince Edward County Anthology

Prince Edward County is a place of stories—of farming equipment gone awry, Horn Trips, unruly vineyards, Meat Rolls, and more. These are the stories you’re likely to hear over a beer … ; 185 View

Full Circle

Full Circle brings together poetry written across decades by one of Newfoundland’s best-loved writers. Balanced on the sharpest edge of life, yet caught in the ruthless pull of aging and … 80 View

Lands and Forests

Escaping government-sanctioned flooding, obsessing over camera-equipped drones, violently mourning a lost brother, discovering a new passion in fencing, watching a wildfire consume a whole town: … 225 View

New And Collected Poems

For almost fifty years, Tom Dawe has stood as one of the most respected and admired poets in Newfoundland. This definitive, necessary collection spans five decades of poetic achievement, … 396 View

Nitisanak

Lindsay Nixon’s nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around … 202 View

Otolith

Otolith — the ear stone — is a series of bones that help us to orient ourselves in space. In Otolith, Emily Nilsen attempts a similar feat in poetry: to turn the reader’s … 96 View

Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names

In this artfully crafted collection, Soraya Mariam Peerbaye leaps onto the stage with aplomb. She examines how naming expresses our relationship with each other and the natural world and how … 99 View

River Woman

Governor General’s Award–winning Métis poet and acclaimed novelist Katherena Vermette’s second collection, river woman, explores her relationship to nature — its … 114 View

The Book of Festus

Festus wakes inside a myth—on a wharf in Halifax, Nova Scotia— and recalls nothing but a bicycle. As he looks for it, he thinks the city’s thoughts. Upon a sidewalk over a … 112 View

The Unpublished City

Volume I: Anthology

Curated by Dionne Brand, this anthology features the work of 18 emerging Toronto talents: 73 View

The Unpublished City

Volume II: The Lived City, The Imagined City

Co-edited by Phoebe Wang, Canisia Lubrin & Dionne Brand Orient yourself in the city with these nineteen works of creative non-fiction that offer a different, more multifarious wayfinding. In … ; ; 89 View