Urban Literature

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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

Bi-gishkoziitwin biidaanzhed biidaabang

Bi-gishkoziitwin Biidaanzhed Biidaabang, an Ojibwa translation of Rising with a Distant Dawn, is a powerful and moving poetry collection which stretches across the boundaries of skin colour, … 80 View
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Democratically Applied Machine

Robert Colman’s third book of poetry, Democratically Applied Machine, is a back-to-basics approach to creation. In poems that inhabit both industrial and domestic landscapes, Colman traces … 80 View

Hear and Foretell

Hear and Foretell is a compelling poetry collection with a spotlight on urban Aboriginal life in Canada. The poems illustrate deep spiritual transformations and understandings of the ever-present … 96 View
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Horrible Dance

A brilliant poetic debut about gender-based violence that dismantles received definitions of both gender and violence, Horrible Dance is an accomplished addition to transfeminist thought and … 72 View

Players

Staged in an urban dreamscape, Players fuses popular culture with narratives about hand-to-hand combat, how to hustle, and high art. Taking lyrical cues from hip-hop, Nyman’s poetry bends … 96 View
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Rafael Has Pretty Eyes

Stories

"You go through life convinced you’re going to get diabetes like your old man and one day you choke to death on chicken gristle, and the autopsy shows your blood sugars were … 254 View

Safe Words

From a student’s confrontation with a teenage streaker, to a company man’s complete undoing at his summer party, Michelle Brown’s Safe Words finds rich darkness in happy … 72 View

Shut Up You’re Pretty

Stories

In Téa Mutonji’s disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of … 138 View

Smaller Hours

Stately and majestic, yet scuffed with wear and disillusion, the poems of Smaller Hours mount the sky like columns and fora of some archaic ruin. Through these ancient halls, Kevin Shaw tracks … 80 View

Soft Power

Lyrical yet shot through with experimental and political veins, the poems in Soft Power are engaged with both the here-and-now of a world on the brink and the hope of something better, a planet … 88 View
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Swollening

A tender debut poetry collection that examines the queer, sick body as a reaction to an ill world and asks it how to move on toward hope. Jason Purcell’s debut collection of poems rests at … 113 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

These are not the potatoes of my youth

Shortlisted, Trillium Book Award for Poetry and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award In this confessional debut collection, Matthew Walsh meanders through their childhood in rural Nova Scotia, later … 96 View

Things Are Good Now

Stories

Set in East Africa, the Middle East, Canada, and the U.S., Things Are Good Now examines the weight of the migrant experience on the human psyche. In Djamila Ibrahim’s powerful story … 258 View