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The Brave Never Write Poetry

By Daniel Jones
Categories: Poetry

First published in 1985, when Daniel Jones was just 26, The Brave Never Write Poetry, the poet/critic/novelist's lone collection of poems, was a cult hit, turning 'poetry' on its head before its author ...

Match

By Helen Guri
Categories: Poetry

Finalist for the 2012 Trillium Book Award for Poetry

 

Robert Brand has given up on real women. Relationships just haven't ever worked out well for him. He has, however, found a (somewhat problematic) ...

Porcupinity of the Stars, The

By Gary Barwin
Categories: Poetry

Poet and musician Gary Barwin both continues and extends the alchemical collision of language, imaginative flight and quiet beauty that have made him unique among contemporary poets. As the Utne Reader ...

Clockfire

By Jonathan Ball
Categories: Poetry

Jonathan Ball’s Clock?re is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience ...

Indexical Elegies

By Jon Paul Fiorentino
Categories: Poetry

Jon Paul Fiorentino's new collection is a whip-smart poetic investigation of anxiety in all its many manifestations. Anxiety caused by geography, anxieties of influence and looming worries about loss ...

Rhapsodomancy

Reading is slow, and writing is slower. Words are old-fashioned. Why not consider the communication of the future? In 1837, Sir Isaac Pitman began a sixty-year obsession with producing a system of shorthand ...

The Inquisition Yours

By Jen Currin
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
A finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and the Lambda Literary Award

In her ambitious follow-up to Hagiography, acclaimed poet Jen Currin continues ...

Neighbour Procedure

By Rachel Zolf
Categories: Poetry

Rachel Zolf’s powerful follow-up to the Trillium Award-winning Human Resources is a virtuoso polyvocal correspondence with the daily news, ancient scripture and contemporary theory that puts the ongoing ...

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 ...