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Is This Scary?

by Jacob Scheier

A challenging exploration of mental illness and disability from Governor General?s Award winner Jacob Scheier.

Is This Scary? digs deep into internal landscapes of suffering, including depression and anxiety,...


Mere Extinction

by Evie Christie

?Christie?s audacious writing pulses with life and, yes, movement.? ? Globe and Mail

In Evie Christie?s third book mothers nurse babies as the world comes to an end, fathers hustle or drift, the pastoral and...


Intruder

by Bardia Sinaee

In Intruder, acclaimed poet Bardia Sinaee explores with vivid and precise language themes of encroachment in contemporary life.

Bemused and droll, paranoid and demagogic, Sinaee?s much-anticipated debut collection...


Selected Poems 1983–2020

by Steven Heighton

This collection of new and previously published poems by Steven Heighton, author of the Governor General’s Literary Award winner The Waking Comes Late, showcases a defining lyric poet of his generation.

Selected...


Congratulations, Rhododendrons

by Mary Germaine

In her debut collection, Congratulations, Rhododendrons, award-winning poet Mary Germaine offers love poems to an insistently unlovely world.

Through poems that speak to plastic bags and drones as much as they...


Grey All Over

by Andrea Actis

?Please stay with me, please stay here, please cause poltergeists in my stupid apartment??

Late in the evening of December 13, 2007, Andrea Actis found her father, Jeff, facedown dead in her East Vancouver apartment....


Moldovan Hotel

by Leah Horlick

Moldovan Hotel explores the intergenerational trauma of the Holocaust in Romania through a queer Jewish voice in the Diaspora.

In 2017, Leah Horlick travelled to Romania to revisit the region her Jewish ancestors...


Coconut

by Nisha Patel

In her debut collection, Canadian National Slam Champion Nisha Patel commands her formidable insight and youthful, engaged voice to relay experiences of racism, sexuality, empowerment, grief, and love. These...


mahikan ka onot

by Duncan Mercredi & Warren Cariou

mahikan ka onot collects the finest work of accomplished Indigenous poet Duncan Mercredi, from his first book in 1991 to recent unpublished poems. These are poems of life on the land as well as life in the city,...


Joetry

by Mendelson Joe

?Fearless and direct, tender and loving ? the marriage of these forces is electric. In Joetry, Mendelson Joe fixes his gaze on the beauty in people, nature, work, love, deeds, words, and accountability ? the...


I Am the Big Heart

by Sarah Venart

A love story to the emotional self?this heart is tender, but it also has a savage bite.

What does it mean to be the big heart? Or to hope to be the big heart? Or to fail to be that big heart? How far can a...


Phillis

by Alison Clarke

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book of poetry. In 1773, her book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published to international acclaim. Wheatley was presented...


footlights

by Pearl Pirie

Inside the phobic and the crushing we trudge through the wreckage, the slippage, and the comic, in our search for joy. The beauty in these poems is an amalgam, like a gathering storm, of the meteorological and...


The Cyborg Anthology

by Lindsay B-e

Poems written by Cyborgs in the future ? this collection melds sci-fi and poetry, human and machine.

The Cyborg Anthology takes place in a future where there was a thriving world of Robots and Cyborgs living...


The Sparrow

by A.F. Moritz

A. F. Moritz has been called “one of the best poets of his generation” by John Hollander and “a true poet” by Harold Bloom, who ranks him alongside Anne Carson. He is the recipient of numerous awards...


Everything You Hold Dear

by Jamie Sharpe

?Brilliant lunatic assemblage.? ? Today?s Book of Poetry on Cut-up Apologetic

From 2007 to 2016, Jamie Sharpe led an itinerant life, throughout British Columbia and the Yukon, in Sechelt, Prince George, Dawson,...


The Knowing Animals

by Emily Skov-Nielsen

Poems that sing, in various notes of female voice, the human being as an embodied, contemplative, feeling animal.

In Skov-Nielsen's thrumming debut, The Knowing Animals, our consciousness is interconnected...


Shared Universe

by Paul Vermeersch & Daniel Scott Tysdal

?An invaluable aid in this time of troubled spirits, muddled truths, and convoluted thinking.? ? Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo

Paul Vermeersch has reinvented the ?new and selected.? Bringing together the very best...


If You Discover a Fire

by Shaun Robinson

Precision-built poems that attempt CPR on their own irregular meter, on their own unreliable meaning.Vancouver poet Shaun Robinson?s If You Discover a Fire is a debut collection of poems that make a virtue of...


How to Be Happy Though Human

by Kate Camp

A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human introduces Kate Camp’s eclectic and musical poetry to international audiences...