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Divide and Rule

By Walid Bitar
Categories: Poetry

In Divide and Rule, Walid Bitar delivers a sequence of dramatic monologues, variations on the theme of power, each in rhymed quatrains. Though the pieces grow out of Bitar’s personal experiences over ...

Li'l Bastard

By David McGimpsey
Categories: Poetry

Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Poetry

 

David McGimpsey's fifth collection of poems takes to new levels the melding of the deeply personal and the culturally popular that drove his ...

Hypotheticals

By Leigh Kotsilidis
Categories: Poetry

For a long time, people have looked to science as a way to understand their own lives. But while science has proven itself a useful metaphor, it has just as often been exposed as being as fallible as ...

Croak

By Jenny Sampirisi
Categories: Poetry

Croak is a frog-and-girl opera in three parts, played out like a YouTube mashup of mid-century cartoons, all set to a contemporary pop song. It parades, mutilates and reacquaints Kermit the Frog with ...

A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People

By Gabe Foreman
Categories: Poetry

People who rely on stereotypes are often vilified. But really, is there a better way to classify people? There are some taxonimical difficulties, though. Exactly how many types of people are there? What ...

The Brave Never Write Poetry

By Daniel Jones
Categories: Poetry

First published in 1985, when Daniel Jones was just 26, The Brave Never Write Poetry, the poet/critic/novelist's lone collection of poems, was a cult hit, turning 'poetry' on its head before its author ...

Match

By Helen Guri
Categories: Poetry

Finalist for the 2012 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

 

Robert Brand has given up on real women. Relationships just haven't ever worked out well for him. He has, however, found a (somewhat problematic) ...

Indexical Elegies

By Jon Paul Fiorentino
Categories: Poetry

Jon Paul Fiorentino's new collection is a whip-smart poetic investigation of anxiety in all its many manifestations. Anxiety caused by geography, anxieties of influence and looming worries about loss ...

Porcupinity of the Stars, The

By Gary Barwin
Categories: Poetry

Poet and musician Gary Barwin both continues and extends the alchemical collision of language, imaginative flight and quiet beauty that have made him unique among contemporary poets. As the Utne Reader ...

Clockfire

By Jonathan Ball
Categories: Poetry

Jonathan Ball’s Clock?re is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience ...