Canadian Identity

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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

Caribou Run

At one moment, a pure abstraction; at the next, an incontrovertible presence of hooves, antlers, and fur. The beating heart of this assured debut by Richard Kelly Kemick is the Porcupine caribou … 96 View

Dust or Fire

Is this life a route or a destination? Alyda Faber’s assured début examines the ties that bind us to one another and to the Earth we inhabit, and asks the question, What is left of us … 112 View
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Entre Rive and Shore

“I used to think this was a book about a disguise, but now I know that it’s a book about translation.” According to Cormier family lore, Pierrot Cormier escaped a British prison … 104 View

Escape Velocity

Winner, E.J. Pratt Poetry Award Carmelita McGrath’s Escape Velocity — the long awaited follow-up to her Atlantic Poetry Prize-winning collection To the New World — culls … 96 View

Eyehill

A remarkable debut collection, Kelly Cooper’s Eyehill provides a multi-hued portrait of a small prairie town. Too small to support a high school or a drugstore, Eyehill is populated by men … 224 View

Holy Wild

In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans woman in expansive lyric poems. She holds up the Indigenous trans body as a … 144 View

how the gods pour tea

This new collection by Lynn Davies, her first in eight years, abounds in departures: words and communities die, trout-lilies and passengers vanish, even the King and Queen of Fairies disappear. … 88 View

My Conversations with Canadians

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn’t possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. … 170 View
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Quiet Night Think

Poems & Essays

“Quiet Night Think is a stunning work.” — Madeleine Thien, author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing “One function of the poet at any time is to discover by his own thought and … 101 View
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Rump + Flank

rump + flank explores the body in nature’s many incarnations: human, animal, plant, microbe, even chemical. The result is a fantastical poetic work that sheds light on what … 96 View

Shared Universe

New and Selected Poems 1995-2020

“An invaluable aid in this time of troubled spirits, muddled truths, and convoluted thinking.” — Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo Paul Vermeersch has reinvented the “new and … 244 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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Something’s Burning

Following on the heels of her critically acclaimed first collection Hot Town and Other Stories, an examination of relationships within communities continues in this new collection of short … 352 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 Drunken, Lovely Bird

Winner, American Independent Publishers Poetry Prize Sue Sinclair writes in a lyrical tradition that subverts the stereotype of "Canadian women’s" poetry while still playing with … 92 View