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Eunoia

By Christian Bök
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize (2002)

The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally means ‘beautiful thinking,’ is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the ...

Joy Is So Exhausting

By Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry

Joyfully melding knowing humour and torqued-up wordplay, Holbrook’s second collection is a comic fusion of the experimental and the experiential, the procedural and the lyric. Punch lines become sucker ...

The Certainty Dream

By Kate Hall
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2010 A. M. Klein Poetry Prize

Shortlisted for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize

Descartes asked, How can I know that I am not now dreaming? The Certainty Dream poses similar questions through poetry, ...

Prismatic Publics

Edited by Kate Eichhorn, & Heather Milne
Categories: Poetry

Nicole Brossard, Margaret Christakos, Susan Holbrook, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Karen Mac Cormack, Daphne Marlatt, Erín Moure, M. NourbeSe Philip, Sina Queyras, Lisa Robertson, Gail Scott, Nathalie Stephens, ...

The Hayflick Limit

By Matthew Tierney
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

To be human is to cope with knowing. In the early sixties, Leonard Hayflick determined that healthy cells can divide only a finite number of times. ...

Expressway

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry

This poem resembles urban sprawl. This poem resembles the freedom to charge a fee. The fee occurs in the gaps. It is an event. It is not without ...

Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

Verses, essays, confessions, reports, translations, drafts, treatises, laments and utopias, 1995–2007. Collected by Elisa Sampedrin.

Lisa Robertson writes poems that mine the past – its ideas, its ...

The Laundromat Essay

By Kyle Buckley
Categories: Poetry

A difference between us bridged my fondness for a street that ran through the kitchen. It was evenly lined with the trees that line those kinds of streets. That autumn we had to gather the leaves from ...

Crabwise to the Hounds

By Jeramy Dodds
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry

 

Nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Gerald Lampert Award.

 

With cameos by jackalopes, Glenn Gould, homemade spaceships and Carl Linnaeus, these ...

What Stirs

By Margaret Christakos
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the 2009 Pat Lowther Award

Surreptitious breasts of the brain's inside, crammed with
reptilian lights, uv or incandescent, zoom lens for the purpose of
petalled heights. Sherry-Mary saw ...