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Fire Cider Rain

By Rhiannon Ng Cheng Hin
Categories: Poetry

Poetry that navigates the science of cold waterways to consider the warmth of the poet’s Chinese-Mauritian family ties

Fire Cider Rain is about the limits to which shared cultural and geographic histories ...

Test Piece

By Sheryda Warrener
Categories: Poetry

Ways of Seeing meets Mary Ruefle in these visual-art-inflected poems

Though they started from Sheryda Warrener’s impulse to see herself more clearly, the poems in Test Piece ended up becoming more expansive ...

Surface Tension

By Derek Beaulieu
Categories: Poetry

Typography meets poetry at a Pink Floyd laser-light show

In Surface Tension, poetry is liquefied. Flowing away from meaning, letters and words gather and pool into puddles of poetry; street signs and logos ...

Boat

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

From the author of The Baudelaire Fractal, a poetry classic, with new work

In 2004, boldly original poet Lisa Robertson published a chapbook, Rousseau’s Boat, poems culled from years of notebooks that ...

Whitemud Walking

By Matthew James Weigel
Categories: Poetry

An Indigenous resistance historiography, poetry that interrogates the colonial violence of the archive

Whitemud Walking is about the land Matthew Weigel was born on and the institutions that occupy that ...

Heady Bloom

By Andrew Faulkner
Categories: Poetry

A buddy-cop dramedy starring a bottle of Advil and a headache that won’t quit

Imagine you’re standing in a room, and someone on the other side of the door won’t stop knocking – ever. Welcome to ...

Masses on Radar

By David O’Meara
Categories: Poetry

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN AWARD 2022

FINALIST FOR THE OTTAWA BOOK AWARD 2022

Words like radio waves, bouncing off the spectres of mortality, middle age, and the mundane.

Arriving at middle age ...

Swivelmount

By Ken Babstock
Categories: Poetry

Poems to read in the small hours before dawn, when the sirens start up again.

Swivelmount’s concerns – the collapse of subject and world, eros and law, knowledge and bafflement – gain new urgency ...

Word Problems

By Ian Williams
Categories: Poetry

From Ian Williams, author of Reproduction, winner of the Giller Prize and a June 2020 Indie Next Great Read

Frustrated by how tough the issues of our time are to solve – racial inequality, our pernicious ...

SKY WRI TEI NGS

By Nasser Hussain
Categories: Poetry

Poems written only from three-letter airport codes demand a new kind of passport. Every major airport has a three-letter code from the International Air Transport Association. In perhaps history's greatest-ever ...