Breakwater Books

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Al Pittman

Collected Poems

The definitive Pittman collection. From the publication of his first collection, The Elusive Resurrection, in 1966, to his death in 2001 at the age of sixty-one, Al Pittman stood as one of the … 376 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

Best Kind

New Writing Made in Newfoundland

In Best Kind, editor and essayist Robert Finley introduces twelve of the most exciting essay writers currently working in Newfoundland. Highlighting a varied and electrifying range of new voices, … 184 View

Four-Letter Words

Chad Pelley’s Four-Letter Words, his collection of award-winning short stories, presents us with characters haunted by one four-letter word or another: love, hate, lust, or loss. A father … 168 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

geo•logics

Stephen Rowe’s geo•logics—his highly anticipated follow-up to Never More There—binds the impermanent to the permanent. With both an inquiry into loss and an inquiry into … 72 View

I’d Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game

Richly imagined and evocative, I’d Write the Sea like a Parlour Game explores the diversity and resilience that inhabit life at the margins, from tuckamore trails to the streets of a … 75 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
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Narrow Cradle

In Narrow Cradle, Wade Kearley explores the midlife encounter with mortality and the ways we strive to resist, deny, cheat, and even bargain with it. Grounded in both traditional and modern … 112 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

Racket

New Writing Made in Newfoundland

In Racket, editor and acclaimed fiction writer Lisa Moore introduces us to ten of the most exciting new writers currently at work in Newfoundland. Featuring a diverse range of previously … 184 View

Send More Tourists, The Last Ones Were Delicious

With birth, death, contemplation, and close calls, Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious explores how we respond to the weight of social expectations. From the hidden pressures … 258 View

Soak

This collection focuses on physical experience and contemplates the beauty of everyday life – the objects, the stories, and the people that drift in and out. It finds the extraordinary in … 64 View

The Cuffer Anthology, Volume VII

A Collection of Short Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador

Now in its eighth year, the Cuffer Prize is sponsored by The Telegram and Creative Book Publishing in St. John’s. It showcases some of the best short fiction from Newfoundland and Labrador … 152 View

This Ramshackle Tabernacle

This Ramshackle Tabernacle is a collection of short stories set in and around the fictional villages of St. Lola and St. Olga in northeastern Ontario. Whether reflecting on the broken lives of … 216 View

Too Unspeakable For Words

Stories

Nancy comes of age in a British colonial school in 1950s St. John’s; Georgina discovers women’s liberation in a humorous evocation of the 1960s; Jamie returns to the resettled outport … 160 View