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Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition

by Christian Bök

The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally means ‘beautiful thinking,’ is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l’Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle),...

Fifteen Dogs

by André|| Alexis

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance

by Emily Horne & Tim Maly

Forty years after Foucault's Discipline and Punish, The Inspection House beguilingly explores the surveillance that defines modern life.

On Malice

by Ken Babstock

A long poem from Griffin-winning Ken Babstock, On Malice is a bad mist, a digitized weather front trying to watch the surveillance from inside it, and to sit vigil at our convalescence as an alien witness.

Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else

by David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

Cinema of the Present

by Lisa Robertson

A 25-frames-per-second look at the kinetic, cinematic self by a master poet.

Darkness, Then a Blown Kiss

by Golda Fried

These stories are diary shreds of young women who are in school but things happen anyway. Girls with their hears open like agar petri dishes. The setting could be Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, a Gothic castle...

Broom Broom

by Brecken Hancock

From haikus on Alzheimer's to an epic history of bathtubs, Broom Broom will sweep you somewhere surprising.

Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story

by Geoff Pevere

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, no Canadian band rocked harder, louder or to more hardcore fans than Hamilton, Ontario's own Teenage Head. Although usually lumped in the dubiously inevitable 'punk rock' category...

A God in Need of Help

by Sean Dixon

Four men carry a painting over a mountain: a play about faith and mystery during The Enlightenment.

The Stonehenge Letters

by Harry Karlinsky

The archives of a secret competition, sponsored by Alfred Nobel, to "solve" Stonehenge - as compelling as the monument itself.


by Élise Turcotte & Rhonda Mullins

A mysterious suicide in Montreal leads the grieving Ana and her son back to 1978 Jonestown in this haunting translation.


by Jen Currin

The surreal meets the political in Currin's new collection, global in scope and intimate in purpose.


by André|| Alexis

A master novelist turns his hand to questions of faith - and talking sheep.

The Brave Never Write Poetry

by Daniel Jones

First published in 1985, when Daniel Jones was just twenty-six, The Brave Never Write Poetry, the poet/critic/novelist's lone collection of poems, was a cult hit, turning 'poetry' on its head before its author...


by Suzette Mayr

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize! A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And although he felt terribly alone, his suicide changes everyone around him.

The Shimmering Beast

by Steve Reinke

Steve Reinke is one of the most intriguing artists we've got; his scope is enormous, his imagination absolutely singular. His video art — The Hundred Videos, Anthology of American Folk Song, Anal Masturbation...

Needs Improvement

by Jon Paul Fiorentino

Poetic experiments that include rewriting of teaching material, verse influenced by city mottos, diagrams and more.


by Margaret Christakos

Poems chronicling the contemporary self's fluctuating desire between near-obliterating connectedness and panoptical self-surveillance in the social media age.

A Pretty Sight

by David O'Meara

David O'Meara finds defiance amid decay and oblivion, with guest appearances from Sid Vicious, Socrates, and Sophie Scholl.