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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Blert

By Jordan Scott
Categories: Poetry

You monsoon across the alphabet, croon turbulence, and whisper:
A is for alligator, against the Mississippi marooned on
my gums. Gumbo thrums from lips and you drizzle glossary,
soak into S like your ...

Troubled

By RM Vaughan
Categories: Poetry

People fall in love with their therapists all the time. It's called transference.

Troubled is brutally honest and erotically frank, a no-holds-barred confession of a patient/psychiatrist relationship gone ...

Hagiography

By Jen Currin
Categories: Poetry

Jen Currin’s acclaimed debut collection, The Sleep of Four Cities, announced the arrival of a fully formed, arresting new talent, and the poems in her new collection, Hagiography, see her trademark ...

The Alphabet Game

By bp Nichol
Edited by Lori Emerson, & Darren Wershler-Henry
Categories: Poetry

A member of the sound-poetry collective, The Four Horsemen, winner of a Governor General's Award for Poetry and writer of Fraggle Rock, bpNichol was one of Canada's most important poets.

All of Nichol's ...

The Work of Days

By Sarah Lang
Categories: Poetry

With the prisms of varied vocabularies refracting detail and language, Sarah Lang illuminates the intricacies of communication, of the moments and gaps between action and reaction, and, as she does, announces ...

Sitcom

By David McGimpsey
Categories: Poetry

Implicating extremes from Coriolanus to Karen Carpenter, David McGimpsey’s Sitcom is both serious poetry and a work of comedy. Mischievous, generous and side-splittingly funny, this collection of wry ...

Notebook of Roses and Civilization

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Robert Majzels
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

Shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for Translation

 

The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under ...