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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 ...

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 address, invites ...

Whelmed

By Nicole Markotic
Categories: Poetry

What might a word lose – or gain – without its prefix?

Each prose poem in Whelmed features a word that has been unhinged from its prefix, allowing new meanings – radically unfamiliar, yet uncannily ...

Throaty Wipes

By Susan Holbrook
Categories: Poetry

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD

In 1934, Gertrude Stein asked ‘What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose.’ Throaty Wipes answers this question and many more! How does ...

Ardour

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Angela Carr
Categories: Poetry

something like wait for me
in the braille of scars
tonight can i suggest a little punctuation
circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment
a pause that transforms
light and breath 
into language and threshold ...

Dear Leader

By Damian Rogers
Categories: Poetry

I'm ill-equipped
  for this. I sit
    by a fake fireplace

that frames a real flame.
  I've been crossed
    by two crows today.

'Multi-vectored, Rogers's poems hum with life and tension, ...

DOWN

By Sarah Dowling
Categories: Poetry

How can we carve private spaces from discarded publics?

DOWN takes junk language – with cameos by Frank O’Hara, Frank Ocean, Aaliyah and the Temptations – and distresses it, building sonically dense ...

Cinema of the Present

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

What if the cinema of the present were a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured together and gradually accumulating colour? Would the seams afford a new sensibility around ...