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Smoke Proofs

By Andrew Steeves

Why do we accept shoddy books? This is the question at the heart of Smoke Proofs, a collection of six essays and one interview which takes a frank look at the state of the art of literary publishing, printing and book design in Canada. Ranging from the philosophical and the ... Read more

Somewhere

Edited by Lorna Jane Harvey

An inspiring and timely collection of stories about migration, written from twenty women’s perspectives.

Somewhere is an inspiring collection of stories about migration. Written from twenty women’s perspectives, it brings a refreshing and uniting voice to this compelling ... Read more

Spar: Words in Place

By Peter Sanger

Peter Sanger’s poetry has always demonstrated his extraordinary focus and vigorous engagement with the objects that surround him. These four essays find their basis in the everyday stuff of backwoods Nova Scotia, demonstrating how a road with two names, a crooked knife, an ... Read more

The Best of Writers & Company

By Eleanor Wachtel

Eleanor Wachtel is one of the English-speaking world's most respected and sought-after interviewers. This book, celebrating her show's twenty-five year anniversary, presents her conversations with legendary authors like Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and J.M. Coetzee, who share ... Read more

The Crow Who Tampered With Time

By Lloyd Ratzlaff

The Crow Who Tampered With Time blossoms with essays that find radiance and coherence in a world (both natural and human) which formal religious dogma has forgotten. A visionary humility, and an original, engaging voice make these essays and recollections both accessible and ... Read more

The Marram Grass

By Anne Simpson

In six essays, poet and novelist Anne Simpson traces the paths of her thoughts, from observation to association, through poetry, language and metaphor, otherness and wilderness. Walking the beaches and trails near her home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Simpson studies the connections ... Read more

The Summer Book

Edited by Mona Fertig

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies. ” –Toni Morrison

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ” –Wallace Stevens

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always ... Read more

The Tree of Meaning

By Robert Bringhurst

The Tree of Meaning is a collection of thirteen lectures given by internationally-renowned poet, linguist and typographer Robert Bringhurst. Together these lectures present a superbly grounded approach to the study of language, focusing on storytelling, mythology, comparative ... Read more

This House is Condemned

By David Haskins

Shortlisted for the Kerry Schooley Award ? Hamilton Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction

This House is Condemned is equal parts elegy, portraiture and exploration of a life lived at the edge of Lake Ontario. In spare, moving prose ... Read more

Toward. Some. Air.

Edited by Amy De'Ath & Fred Wah

Toward. Some. Air. is an unprecedented collection of contemporary poetics from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Here, poet and scholar Amy De'Ath and former Parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah collect a wide range of conversations, statements, essays, profiles, ... Read more