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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 address, invites ...

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 ...

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 ...

MxT

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Poetry

Winner of the 2014 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas acclaimed poet Sina Queyras posits as a way to measure grief. These poems mourn the dead by turning memories ...

White Piano

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Robert Majzels & Erin Moure
Categories: Poetry

language I'll say yes
from the top of my rib cage
language will you come
out and unearth the salt the certitude

Between the verbs quivering and streaming, White Piano unfolds its variations like musical ...

Prismatic Publics

Edited by Kate Eichhorn & Heather Milne
Categories: Poetry

Nicole Brossard, Margaret Christakos, Susan Holbrook, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Karen Mac Cormack, Daphne Marlatt, Erín Moure, M. NourbeSe Philip, Sina Queyras, Lisa Robertson, Gail Scott, Nathalie Stephens, ...

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 a ...

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 for ...