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Human Resources

By Rachel Zolf
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

 

Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and ‘plain language’ collide in the writing ...

Touch to Affliction

By Nathalie Stephens
Categories: Poetry

From the ruins of poetry, fiction and philosophy comes Touch To Affliction, a meditation on the notion of homeland, on patrie and the inhumanity that arises from it.

This is a text obsessed with ruins: ...

Lemon Hound

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Poetry

2007 Winner of the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award

 

If you open your mouth, ache. If you don’t open your mouth, swelter. If you open your mouth but hold your breath, ether. If you look ...

The Theory of the Loser Class

By Jon Paul Fiorentino
Categories: Poetry

We are all entitled to our own hyperbole,
especially you.

Montreal has made a fool of me
for the second last time.

I’m not suggesting we’re all losers
I’m insisting upon it.

In the early nineties, ...

Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists

By a. rawlings
Illustrated by Matt Ceolin
Categories: Poetry

Book, or laboratory? Reader, or specimen?

Wide slumber for lepidopterists is a poetic fantasia, a disorienting yet compelling dreamscape of butterflies and caterpillars and killing jars, where the waking ...

Nerve Squall

By Sylvia Legris
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize

Sonic
congestion.

Purgatorial
traffic jam: corkscrewing

countercochlearwise
the only way out.

Nerve Squall is a field guide like no other, a surreal handbook to a ...

Sooner

By Margaret Christakos
Categories: Poetry

Eschewing prevailing poetic fashion, Sooner reimagines poetry as a kind of cubist fascination, at times even a fascination with fascination itself.

In Sooner, Christakos’s most tender, lucent book to ...

Portable Altamont

By Brian Joseph Davis
Categories: Poetry

Deliciously wicked satires about local and international celebrities, the poems in Portable Altamont evince an irrepressible grasp of the zeitgeist, its machinations and manipulations, its possibilities ...

American Standard/Canada Dry

By Stephen Cain
Categories: Poetry

With Canada/US relations in the proverbial toilet (American Standard, of course), Stephen Cain’s third book blenderizes ‘pop’ culture, politics and poetry to befuddle the border.

From the Howl-like ...

The Refrigerator Memory

By Shannon Bramer
Categories: Poetry

The Refrigerator Memory is an exuberant, strangely funny celebration of sadness.

With fable-like miniature stories and short lyric poems, Shannon Bramer creates a world littered with stolen pears and ...