Assdeep in Wonder is a collection of new poems that explore the idea of identity in a myriad of contexts: personal, sexual, cultural, national, literary, and poetic. The poems are raw and immediate, exploring themes of addiction, sexuality, loss, love, and wonder in equal measures. ... Read more
Jennifer Houle's debut collection, The Back Channels, reflects the effort to build a meaningful life in a rapidly changing culture, in a region afflicted, as many are, with outmigration and an economy of anxiety and hard choices. Here, where memories of a more prosperous past ... Read more
The poems, arranged chronologically, give an impressionistic account of the poet as an immigrant, in quest of her inner voice and her core self, in the new land. They reveal intense isolation, despite engagement with the so-called political, religious, and cultural disparities ... Read more
Alexandra Oliver takes us on a journey of escape from the suburbs of North America to Glasgow, Scotland. Training her eye on the locals?on the streets, by rivers, in museums, in playgrounds, in their own homes, in the ill-starred town of Lockerbie?Oliver reflects on issues of ... Read more
Lyric poems built with consummate skill by a poet at the peak of her powers.
Heaven's Thieves is a collection engaged with the big questions--What are bodies for? What does it mean to be alive? What is beauty and why does it have such power over us? What is the point of art?--and ... Read more
Winner of the 2017 Canadian Authors Award for Poetry
Finalist for the 2017 Pat Lowther Memorial Award
The Description of the World was the original title for Marco Polo's writings about his travels, but in describing the world, Polo also helped to create it. In this collection, ... Read more
A beloved poet explores why life is so rich, even at the worst of times.
Disturbing the Buddha, Barry Dempster's fifteenth collection, is disarmingly conversational and, like the best conversations, it moves between reverence and irreverence, sincerity and irony as it grapples ... Read more
"Writers, like skaters, score the blank sheet and test the edge of inclusion and exclusion.  Most of these poems begin with a word from skating and push off to another topic. Others revisit ideas of femininity, control and language as pattern, or visit the past through movement, ... Read more