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Cutting Room

By Sarah Pinder
Categories: Poetry

Cutting Room both describes and pushes against the anxious hum of the technologically saturated present. Sarah Pinder's poems navigate domestic and 'natural' spaces as landscapes charged with possible ...

Probably Inevitable

By Matthew Tierney
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry (2013)

If it were necessary to tell someone where I am,
I’d say the spheres of Kepler resonate like icicles.
I’d say I have loved.

These are high-energy ...

The Politics of Knives

By Jonathan Ball
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2013 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry (Manitoba Book Awards)

If David Lynch crashed into Franz Kafka in a dark alley, the result might look like The Politics of Knives. Moving from shattered ...

The Lease

By Mathew Henderson
Categories: Poetry

The lease is meaningless: a square paced
first by seismic workers, and then your father,
and then by every other man you know.

 

Distilled from his time in the Saskatchewan and Albertan oilfields, Mathew ...

New Theatre

By Susan Steudel
Categories: Poetry

New Theatre stages a lively foray into spaces geographical and utopian that calls into question the process and nature of meaning. Steudel’s coolly cerebral ‘Birch’ sequence about Vladimir Ilyich ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...