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Avant Desire

The definitive survey of an essential feminist poet.

In June 2019, Nicole Brossard was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Trust. Rarely has a prize been so richly deserved. ...

POP

By Simina Banu
Categories: Poetry

Softening concrete poetry with humour and tenderness, POP takes an uncommon perspective on modern poetic traditions, combining deft lyricism with visual poems for a playful romp.

POP rummages through the ...

All Day I Dream About Sirens

By Domenica Martinello
Categories: Poetry

From Homer to Starbucks, a look at sirens and mermaids and feminism and consumerism. What started as a small sequence of poems about the Starbucks logo grew to monstrous proportions after the poet fell ...

Obits.

By Tess Liem
Categories: Poetry

Can poems mourn the unmourned?In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are represented only as statistics. She considers victims of mass ...

Lances All Alike

By Suzanne Zelazo
Categories: Poetry

Modernist poet-painters Mina Loy and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven had many friends in common (including Djuna Barnes and Marcel Duchamp), yet there is no record that the two ever met. Their non-relationship ...

Common Place

By Sarah Pinder
Categories: Poetry

Common Place explores the stories of shifting, resilient bodies and landscapes bound by systems of capital and power. From thin threads of text messages across borders to encounters with strangers in the ...

Feel Happier in 9 Seconds

By Linda Besner
Categories: Poetry

I learned the secret of serenity
by waterboarding daffodils.
My Buddha is landfill.
My mantra choked
from a bluebird’s neck.
It’s ruthless, the pursuit
of happiness. Eighteen
seconds have elapsed.

This collection ...

In on the Great Joke

By Laura Broadbent
Categories: Poetry

In a blend of essayistic poetics, Broadbent wields alchemy, translation and necromancy to bring readers In on the Great Joke.

What do you get when you cross Lao Tzu and an application for a university ...

3 Summers

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

A grappling with time, form and embodiment.

Recite your poem to your aunt.
I threw myself to the ground.
Where were you in the night?
In a school among the pines.
What was the meaning of the dream?

Organs, ...

Magyarazni

By Helen Hajnoczky
Categories: Poetry

The word "magyarázni" (pronounced MUG-yar-az-knee) means ‘to explain’ in Hungarian, but translates literally as ‘make it Hungarian. ’ This faux-Hungarian language primer, written in direct ...