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Boat

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

From the author of The Baudelaire Fractal, a poetry classic, with new work

In 2004, boldly original poet Lisa Robertson published a chapbook, Rousseau’s Boat, poems culled from years of notebooks that ...

Whitemud Walking

By Matthew James Weigel
Categories: Poetry

An Indigenous resistance historiography, poetry that interrogates the colonial violence of the archive

Whitemud Walking is about the land Matthew Weigel was born on and the institutions that occupy that ...

After Beowulf

By Nicole Markotic
Categories: Poetry

hwæt, another Beowulf translation? Not exactly…

Welcome to Denmark’s Heorot Hall, where King Hrothgar invites to his banquet table everyone but Grendel, Saxon’s cradle-made monster. Dissing this ...

Heady Bloom

By Andrew Faulkner
Categories: Poetry

A buddy-cop dramedy starring a bottle of Advil and a headache that won’t quit

Imagine you’re standing in a room, and someone on the other side of the door won’t stop knocking – ever. Welcome to ...

Ink Earl

By Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry

ink earl takes the popular subgenre of erasure poetry to its illogical conclusion.

Starting with ad copy that extols the iconic Pink Pearl eraser, Holbrook erases and erases, revealing more and more. ...

Masses on Radar

By David O’Meara
Categories: Poetry

Words like radio waves, bouncing off the spectres of mortality, middle age, and the mundane.

Arriving at middle age was a decisive experience for David O’Meara, standing equidistant to the past and ...

Because The Sun

By Sarah Burgoyne
Categories: Poetry

Camus’s Meursault and Thelma and Louise meet up under the blazing sun.

Vexed by the ‘unremarkable star’ that ‘presses’ Camus’s Meursault to commit murder, Because the Sun considers the blazing ...

Exhibitionist

By Molly Cross-Blanchard
Categories: Poetry

Smart, raunchy poems that are sorry-not-sorry.

“Sticky, sad, and sultry, Exhibitionist is a merry-go-round circling back to the tender, awkward parts of ourselves. Molly Cross-Blanchard allows her poems ...

Word Problems

By Ian Williams
Categories: Poetry

From Ian Williams, author of Reproduction, winner of the Giller Prize and a June 2020 Indie Next Great Read

Frustrated by how tough the issues of our time are to solve – racial inequality, our pernicious ...

Entering Sappho

By Sarah Dowling
Categories: Poetry

An abandoned town named for the classical lesbian leads to questions about history and settlement.

Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, you come to a road sign: Entering Sappho. Nothing remains of ...