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Entering Sappho

By Sarah Dowling
Categories: Poetry

Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, you come to a road sign: Entering Sappho. Nothing remains of the town, just trash at the side of the highway and thick, wet bush. Can Sappho’s breathless eroticism ...

Swivelmount

By Ken Babstock
Categories: Poetry

Swivelmount’s concerns – the collapse of subject and world, eros and law, knowledge and bafflement – gain new urgency as Babstock fiercely reimagines and reassembles the remnants into a viable order. ...

Word Problems

By Ian Williams
Categories: Poetry

Math textbooks ask questions with easy answers: Billy has five nickels, Jane gets to the train first, etc. In Word Problems, Ian Williams tries to force poetry to offer us such unambiguous answers, slotting ...

Avant Desire

The definitive survey of an essential feminist poet.

In June 2019, Nicole Brossard was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Trust. Rarely has a prize been so richly deserved. ...

POP

By Simina Banu
Categories: Poetry

Softening concrete poetry with humour and tenderness, POP takes an uncommon perspective on modern poetic traditions, combining deft lyricism with visual poems for a playful romp.

POP rummages through the ...

The Tower

By Paul Legault
Categories: Poetry

W. B. Yeats meets Gregg Araki at a gay bar.

The Tower is a "translation" of W. B. Yeats's The Tower—an homage and reinvention of the poet’s greatest work. Whereas Yeats’s book contended with his ...

National Gallery

By Jonathan Ball
Categories: Poetry

A poetic collage of art in the modern world: from Rilkean elegies for an iPhone to a meditation on Melville's classicJonathan Ball's fourth poetry book, the first in seven years, swirls chaos and confession ...

This is the Emergency Present

By Vincent Page
Categories: Poetry

Poems about modern romance by a modern romanticMoving through a human landscape that exists both in the past and present, the speaker/speakers in This is the Emergency Present attempt to unearth an understanding ...

Vulgar Mechanics

By K.B Thors
Categories: Poetry

Grappling with queerness and trauma from Alberta to Brooklyn, powering through body, sex, and gender to hit free open roadsIn Vulgar Mechanics, K. B. Thors seeks to invent new strategies for survival ...

All Day I Dream About Sirens

By Domenica Martinello
Categories: Poetry

From Homer to Starbucks, a look at sirens and mermaids and feminism and consumerism. What started as a small sequence of poems about the Starbucks logo grew to monstrous proportions after the poet fell ...