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Fire Cider Rain

By Rhiannon Ng Cheng Hin
Categories: Poetry

Poetry that navigates the science of cold waterways to consider the warmth of the poet’s Chinese-Mauritian family ties

Fire Cider Rain is about the limits to which shared cultural and geographic histories ...

Test Piece

By Sheryda Warrener
Categories: Poetry

Ways of Seeing meets Mary Ruefle in these visual-art-inflected poems

Though they started from Sheryda Warrener’s impulse to see herself more clearly, the poems in Test Piece ended up becoming more expansive ...

Surface Tension

By Derek Beaulieu
Categories: Poetry

Typography meets poetry at a Pink Floyd laser-light show

In Surface Tension, poetry is liquefied. Flowing away from meaning, letters and words gather and pool into puddles of poetry; street signs and logos ...

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

Shortlisted for the ReLit 2022 Poetry Award

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 ...

Masses on Radar

By David O’Meara
Categories: Poetry

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN AWARD 2022

FINALIST FOR THE OTTAWA BOOK AWARD 2022

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

Arriving at middle age ...

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 ...