Essays

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Listening to the Bees

By Mark Winston & Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world?

Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect ... Read more

Locations of Grief

Edited by Catherine Owen

Exploring the landscapes of death and grief, this collection takes the reader through a series of essays, drawn together from twenty-four Canadian writers that reach across different ages, ethnicities and gender identities as they share their thoughts, struggles and journeys ... Read more

Love of the Salish Sea Islands

Edited by Mona Fertig
Introduction by Gail Sjuberg

A treasury of writing celebrating the beauty, community, and importance of our archipelagos.

Forty skilled island writers share their love of the many islands in the Salish Sea off British Columbia’s coast through passionate, eclectic and reflective–new and previously unpublished–essays, ... Read more

Malled

By Kit Dobson

Generally Kit Dobson hates malls. But he is fascinated by them, by their place in our society, by how we interact with them and how they end up in our books, movies and art. In Getting Malled, the author explores malls and the shopping that occurs in and around them from one ... Read more

Mortal Distractions

By Pauline Holdstock

Engaged and entirely engaging, her acerbic wit tempered by grace and good humour, Holdstock writes about war; about the conundrum of being Canadian; about reading in all its forms and, centrally, about the vocation, vexations and triumphs of writing in a time when the lessons ... Read more

My Beloved Wager

By Erín Moure
Edited by Smaro Kamboureli
Photographs by Erín Moure

My Beloved Wager gathers essays by noted poet and translator Erín Moure, and records a quarter century of writing practice emerging from a city of exhilarating poetic and translatory possibility: Montreal. In her essays and linguistic-sculptural interventions on what poetry ... Read more

My Favourite Crime

By Deni Ellis Béchard

My Favourite Crime ranges across the world and over a wide array of contemporary issues. Divided into five sections, all united by a recurring consideration of how writing helps transform our understanding of our family, of ourselves, and of the world, the book addresses such ... Read more

Nilling

By Lisa Robertson

Nilling is a sequence of 6 loosely linked prose essays about noise, pornography, the codex, melancholy, Lucretius, folds, cities and related aporias: in short, these are essays on reading. Lisa Robertson applies an acute eye to the subject of reading and writing—two elemental ... Read more

Nothing that Is, The

By Johanna Skibsrud

Rather than making "something" out of "nothing," what follows is an endeavour to express the potential of language and thought to encounter what is infinitely beyond both yet to be imagined.

In The Nothing That Is, Johanna Skibsrud gathers essays about the very concept of "nothing. ... Read more

Now is the Winter

Edited by Jamie Dopp & Richard Harrison

Editors Jamie Dopp and Richard Harrison have put together a wide-ranging collection of essays that examine all aspects of Canada's beloved sport. From its mythical beginning on a frozen northern pond to its evolution into a sport for mass consumption, with many fascinating stops ... Read more