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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...