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Good Want

By Domenica Martinello
Categories: Poetry

What if poetry and prayer are the same: intimate and inconclusive, hopeful and useless, a private communion that hooks you to the thrashing, imperfect world?

Good Want entertains the notion that perhaps ...

I Will Get Up Off Of

By Simina Banu
Categories: Poetry

Overthinking simple actions leads to overwhelming poems about what one can lean on if promised help doesn’t help

 

I Will Get Up Off Of is a book about trying to leave a chair. How does anyone ever leave ...

Continuity Errors

By Catriona Wright
Categories: Poetry

CBC BOOKS CANADIAN POETRY COLLECTIONS TO WATCH FOR IN SPRING 2023

Feminist poems both serious and absurd that question our obsession with productivity instead of with care.

Continuity Errors questions ...

The Animal in the Room

By Meghan Kemp-Gee
Categories: Poetry

Deer with binoculars, wolves with resumes: bioengineered poetry that unsettles truth, fact, and history.

Animals are strange testing grounds for thinking about subjectivity, language, the body — really, ...

Test Piece

By Sheryda Warrener
Categories: Poetry

FINALIST FOR THE 2023 DOROTHY LIVESAY POETRY PRIZE

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, ...

Boat

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

LONGLISTED FOR THE PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD

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 ...

After Beowulf

By Nicole Markotic
Categories: Poetry

CBC BOOKS BEST CANADIAN POETRY BOOKS OF 2022
LONGLISTED FOR THE RAYMOND SOUSTER AWARD

hwæt, another Beowulf translation? Not exactly…

Welcome to Denmark’s Heorot Hall, where King Hrothgar invites to ...

Ink Earl

By Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the ReLit 2022 Poetry Award

ink earl takes the popular subgenre of erasure poetry to its illogical conclusion.

Starting with ad copy that extols the iconic Pink Pearl eraser, Holbrook erases ...

Because The Sun

By Sarah Burgoyne
Categories: Poetry

Camus’s Meursault and Thelma and Louise meet up under the blazing sun.

Vexed by the ‘unremarkable star’ that ‘presses’ Camus’s Meursault to commit murder, Because the Sun considers the blazing ...

Exhibitionist

By Molly Cross-Blanchard
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the ReLit 2022 Poetry Award

Smart, raunchy poems that are sorry-not-sorry.

 

One minute she’s drying her underwear on the corner of your mirror, the next she’s asking the sky to swallow ...