Parenthood

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After Birth

A poetic primer on mothering and motherhood, After Birth is unflinching in its celebration of new life. Proffering poems that are both alchemical and personal, Elizabeth Ross taps into … 88 View
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Almost Beauty

New and Selected Poems

Sue Sinclair has been praised for her "crisp, lyrical poems imbued with subtle, subtextual philosophic musings" (Globe and Mail). She has been described as a poet who "writes her … 224 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

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

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
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Good Mom on Paper

Writers on Creativity and Motherhood

The experience of motherhood is monumental, yet rarely discussed in connection with literary or creative life. How do we navigate the twin devotions of love and art? How does motherhood disrupt … ; 226 View
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Grey All Over

Late in the evening of December 13, 2007, Andrea Actis found her father, Jeff, facedown dead in her East Vancouver apartment. So began her passage through grief, self-reckoning, and graduate … 176 View
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Hell Light Flesh

In her second collection of poetry, Hell Light Flesh, Klara du Plessis returns with a Dantesque trilogy on family, punishment, and the ferocity and brilliance of creation. Hell Light Flesh drops … 120 View
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I am the Big Heart

What does it mean to be the big heart? Or to hope to be the big heart? Or to fail to be that big heart? How far can a heart stretch? How does being a parent stretch it further? How does a heart … 112 View

In This House Are Many Women and Other Poems

Sheree Fitch’s best-selling adult poetry collection explores the shadows that never penetrate the sunlit world of her children’s books. With over 5,000 copies sold of the first … 138 View

Inquiries

Poems

In poems that risk the comingling of anger and elegy, poetry and documentation, humour and the dark spectre of poverty, Michelle Porter’s Inquiries oscillates at its edges, and amplifies … 66 View

Love in the Chthulucene (Cthulhucene)

In a collection grappling with #MeToo, climate change and political turmoil, Natalee Caple strives to discover a way forward in charged times. These poems look to acknowledge struggle, to … 113 View
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Lunar Tides

Poems

Expansive and enveloping, Webb-Campbell’s collection asks, “Who am I in relation to the moon?” These poems explore the primordial connections between love, grief, and water, … 96 View
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Mere Extinction

Poems

In Evie Christie’s third book mothers nurse babies as the world comes to an end, fathers hustle or drift, the pastoral and the present collide, violence, love, and death gently fill the … 61 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
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Poisonous If Eaten Raw

In this experimental long poem sequence, Alyda Faber transforms the portrait poem into runic shapes, ice shelved, sculpted, louvered on a winter shoreline. Twenty years after her mother’s … 104 View