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The Poetic Edda

Translated by Jeramy Dodds
Categories: Poetry

Gods, giants, violence, the undead, theft, trolls, dwarves, aphorisms, unrequited love, Valkyries, heroes, kidnapping, dragons, the creation of the cosmos and a giant wolf are just some of the elements ...

DOWN

By Sarah Dowling
Categories: Poetry

How can we carve private spaces from discarded publics?

DOWN takes junk language – with cameos by Frank O’Hara, Frank Ocean, Aaliyah and the Temptations – and distresses it, building sonically dense ...

On Malice

By Ken Babstock
Categories: Poetry

The fairground screamed. The mountains
and valley were gone. The fire was gone
too. The hanging ‘because’

 

was gone too. The men were away
and my heart already dead
and the fairground monkey dead ...

Cinema of the Present

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

What if the cinema of the present were a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured together and gradually accumulating colour? Would the seams afford a new sensibility around ...

Janey's Arcadia

By Rachel Zolf
Categories: Poetry

It is true Canada is not exactly a Utopia, Ltd.,
for there is hard work and a rough, raw, erudite wail
against the postmodern loss of meaning and emotion to be done
before comfort or affluence are built. ...

Broom Broom

By Brecken Hancock
Categories: Poetry

Nothing slips by Brecken Hancock’s deft ear as she seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgangers, the Kraken and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. The ...

MxT

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas acclaimed poet Sina Queyras posits as a way to measure grief. These poems mourn the dead by turning memories ...

School

By Jen Currin
Categories: Poetry

At times a call to action and at others an intimate conversation between friends, Currin’s sensual and surreal poems speak to the political upheavals and environmental catastrophes of our time. School ...

Decomp

By Jordan Scott, & Stephen Collis
Categories: Poetry

In the summer of 2009, poets Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott traveled to five distinct ecosystems in British Columbia, leaving a single copy of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species to decay for a ...

A Pretty Sight

By David O'Meara
Categories: Poetry

Like the rhapsodists, the storytellers of ancient Greece, A Pretty Sight shapes voices of the past and present into a stitched song lifted and sounded toward the next century. Haunted by 'time's frame ...