Goose Lane Editions

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All the People Are Pregnant

"So what if I left language by the pier. Metaphor’s a raft," declares Andrew DuBois as he leads readers through a fractured past and present — from "slummy memories of … 80 View


An on-the-scene report of a childhood abroad. A child’s vision of real-world events made real (and unreal) by the presence of his father. Memories of snow falling on Quebec City’s … 96 View

Different Beasts


Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Speculative Fiction A bear runs amok in a luxury hotel. A daily swim at the local pool becomes a question of life or death. The champion of a border wall … 210 View

English Lessons and Other Stories

The new reader’s guide edition of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s literary debut features the fifteen stories from the original collection, an interview with the author, an original afterword, … 216 View

Everyone at This Party

In Tanja Bartel’s riveting poetry debut, the bucolic Vancouver suburbs clash with the interpersonal. The reader dips into the lives of individuals whose day-to-day is anything but peaceful, … 80 View

Hour of the Crab

Patricia Robertson’s new collection of short fiction, Hour of the Crab, is a work of insight and mastery, each story demonstrating an original vision, intriguing characters, and … 248 View


Shortlisted, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize Four years ago, Ali Blythe arrived with Twoism, a remarkable debut collection, every line shimmering with life and shivering with erotically charged … 72 View

In the Vicinity of Riches

The richness of memory is a curse and a gift. Twisting and turning against the soul-sicknesses of late-capitalism, Chris Hutchinson’s new collection of poems scrolls through myriad moods … 96 View

Knife Party at the Hotel Europa

Shortlisted, Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction, New Brunswick Book Award for Fiction, and Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award One of Canada’s literary treasures, Mark Anthony … 288 View

Life on Mars

Long-Shortlisted, 2018 Relit Award (Short Story Category) Shortlisted, 2017 Danuta Gleed Literary Award A 49th Shelf Top Fiction Book of 2017 A middle-aged sportswriter gets a new lease on life … 296 View

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


Otolith — the ear stone — is a series of bones that help us to orient ourselves in space. In Otolith, Emily Nilsen attempts a similar feat in poetry: to turn the reader’s … 96 View

Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names

In this artfully crafted collection, Soraya Mariam Peerbaye leaps onto the stage with aplomb. She examines how naming expresses our relationship with each other and the natural world and how … 99 View

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


"Polari," from the Italian "polare" ("to talk") is a coded language, originating in the UK and dating as far back as the 16th century. Overheard in outdoor markets, … 128 View

Ritual Lights

On "A Girl Like This Might Have Loved Glenn Gould": "The poem sits up at its greasy-spoon counter and recounts its tale, a kind of cryptic plain-speech, an inverted code, all the … 88 View