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Because The Sun

By Sarah Burgoyne
Categories: Poetry

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

Obsessed with both Camus’s L’étranger and Thelma and LouiseBecause the Sun considers violence under the blazing sun. Starting ...

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 ...

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 ...

Swivelmount

By Ken Babstock
Categories: Poetry

Poems to read in the small hours before dawn, when the sirens start up again.

Swivelmount’s concerns – the collapse of subject and world, eros and law, knowledge and bafflement – gain new urgency ...

Watch Your Head

Edited by Kathryn Mockler
Categories: Literary Collections

A warning, a movement, a collection borne of protest.

In Watch Your Head, poems, stories, essays, and artwork sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Ice caps ...

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 ...

Avant Desire

The definitive survey of an essential feminist poet.

In June 2019, Nicole Brossard was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Trust. Rarely has a prize been so richly deserved. ...

POP

By Simina Banu
Categories: Poetry

Softening concrete poetry with humour and tenderness, POP takes an uncommon perspective on modern poetic traditions, combining deft lyricism with visual poems for a playful romp.

POP rummages through the ...

The Tower

By Paul Legault
Categories: Poetry

W. B. Yeats meets Gregg Araki at a gay bar.

The Tower is a "translation" of W. B. Yeats's The Tower—an homage and reinvention of the poet’s greatest work. Whereas Yeats’s book contended with his ...

Unsun

By Andrew Zawacki
Categories: Poetry

In his fifth poetry volume, American poet Andrew Zawacki expands his inquiry into the possibilities and dangers of a ‘global pastoral,’ exploring geographies alternately enhanced and flattened out ...