Cover Collage: Lonely Hearts

February 3, 2015

It's Valentine's month (that's right: now you feel surly for a whole month) and we've rounded up covers with everyone's favourite Valentines-ey trope: the heart. In our defense, many of them are biology-style hearts. We're sticking to our ventricles on this one.

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It's Valentine's month (that's right: now you feel surly for a whole month) and we've rounded up covers with everyone's favourite Valentines-ey trope: the heart. In our defense, many of them are biology-style hearts. We're sticking to our ventricles on this one.

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The Domino Heart
by Matthew Edison (Playwrights Canada Press)

This heart-wrenching (get it?) play follows characters Cara, Mortimer, and Lucas, all affected in different ways by an impending heart transplant.

 

Caribbean Blues and Love's Geneaology
by Dannabang Kuwabong (TSAR Publications, now Mawenzi House)

These two books of poetry each examine love: the first through the African diaspora from Africa to the Carribean, and the second through the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Playing with Matches
by Suri Rosen (ECW Press)

Rosen's YA novel features Raina, a ne'er do well teen sent to live with her strict aunt, where she discovers her hidden talent: matchmaking her classmates.

 

Fear of Fighting
by Stacey May Fowles (Invisible Publishing)

Set in Toronto, this story of a young woman trying to overcome the mediocrity of her daily life is beautifully illustrated by Marlena Zuber.

 

Blind in One Eye
by Mary Kay Ross (Inanna Publications)

Recently both a divorcee and empty-nester, Claire accepts a teaching position in Mexico, where the new landscape – and her new love – takes her in directions she could not have previously imagined.

 

The Emperor's Sofa
by Greg Santos (DC Books)

Greg Santos' poetry collection defines the nostalgia – KD and other junk food, the snooze button – that Generation-Yers hold to, in the face of growing older.

 

Is That You This is Me
by Elspeth Bradbury (Goose Lane Editions)

This is not so much a poetry collection as a collaboration with artist Kathy Hooper, where the two "compare notes" and record, in their own forms, when coincidences arise.

 

Lousy Explorers
by Laisha Rosnau (Nightwood Editions)

This poetry collection examines new territory – whether it be physical or mental – in all its honesty and emotion.

 

Posh Lust
by Louis Cabri (New Star Books)

With raw beef heart photographs emblazoned on the cover, what could Posh Lust be but pure experimentation, pure imagination, pure fun?

 

What Stirs
by Margaret Christakos (Coach House Books)

In this collection, poet Margaret Christakos examines our primal need to attach in the wake of an increasingly digital, and isolate, age.


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