Social Justice Literature

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A thin fire runs through me

How is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in. Each line a strip of skin torn from me. In A thin fire runs through me, Kim Trainor interrogates what it means to exist, to … 88 View
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Above Discovery

A couple coping with a recent loss are tasked with taking stock of a late biology enthusiast’s hoard. A support worker dedicated to rehabilitating young women suffering from, among other … 121 View

All the Gold Hurts My Mouth

Winner, 2017 ReLit Award Katherine Leyton’s fresh and vibrant debut collection takes on the sexual politics of the twenty-first century, boldly holding up a mirror to the male gaze and … 64 View
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All the Shining People

Stories

Twelve exquisitely written stories depicting the search for human connection and the attempt to fit in far from home. All the Shining People explores migration, diaspora, and belonging within … 256 View
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Coconut

Poems

In her debut collection, Canadian National Slam Champion Nisha Patel commands her formidable insight and youthful, engaged voice to relay experiences of racism, sexuality, empowerment, grief, and … 108 View

even this page is white

As a writer, musician, performance artist, and filmmaker, Vivek Shraya has, over the course of the last few years, established herself as a tour de force artist of the highest order. … 117 View

I Hope We Choose Love

A Trans Girl's Notes From the End of the World

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of … 156 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
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Myself a Paperclip

Leaving a drawer open in here is like leaving your fly undone is like letting a scab hang off a healing wound. In Myself A Paperclip, Finlay sketches the internal self and the external whir of … 80 View

Refuse

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
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Selvage

Selvage is a work of salvaging and selving, of salvaging a self from disparate elements. Fragments from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the language of trees talking to one another … 105 View
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Smog Mother

The strongest collection yet from a poet writing at the height of his powers. In Smog Mother, John Wall Barger asks: What is a poet without a home? Over and over he finds answers in the joy of … 104 View
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Sun Compass

In this debut collection of poetry, sparse text resonates and creates an impactful presence as the poet unpacks past trauma. Divided into four parts, this essential collection delves into the … 104 View
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Vox Humana

Poems

Vox Humana (Latin for “human voice”) is driven by a sense of political urgency to probe the ethics of agency in a world that actively resists the participation of some voices over … 110 View
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You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations

Conceived as an archive of wisdom written by a disabled man for his children, You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations gives voice to the experience of living in an ableist society: … 80 View
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At the Bottom of the Garden

From: All the Shining People

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