Poetry

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A Really Good Brown Girl

By Marilyn Dumont
Introduction by Lee Maracle

On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and ... Read more

A Really Good Brown Girl

By Marilyn Dumont

Now Available in a New Edition ? A Really Good Brown Girl: Brick Books Classics 4, ISBN 9781771313438 - published in 2015 by Brick Books.

Marilyn Dumont's Metis heritage offers her challenges that few of us welcome. Here she turns them to opportunities: in a voice that is fierce, ... Read more

Accretion

By Irfan Ali

An extraordinary debut set in Toronto, unfurling against the backdrop of an ancient Persian love story. The story of Layla and Majnun, made immortal by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi in the 12th century, has been retold thousands of times, in thousands of different ways, throughout ... Read more

All the Names Between

By Julia McCarthy

Poems that form an eloquent, searching contemplation of “the warp and weft of being and nonbeing. ”

All the Names Between is Nova Scotia poet Julia McCarthy’s meditative and crackling-with-dark-energy third collection. From her observation of “long-horned beetles. .. ... Read more

Blue Sonoma

By Jane Munro

In Blue Sonoma, award-winning poet Jane Munro draws on her well-honed talents to address what Eliot called "the gifts reserved for age. " A beloved partner’s crossing into Alzheimer’s is at the heart of this book, and his "battered blue Sonoma" is an evocation of numerous ... Read more

Bones

By Tyler Pennock

Poems about a young two-spirit Indigenous man moving through shadow and trauma toward strength and awareness. Bones, Tyler Pennock’s wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness ... Read more

Broken Dawn Blessings

By Adam Sol

 

Trillium Book Award–winning poet Adam Sol’s newest collection is made up of poems that are loosely linked to the traditional Jewish morning prayers, the Birkhot haShachar, which try to find moments of blessing in the midst of personal and public pain, shame, and worry

How ... Read more

Burning in This Midnight Dream

By Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer

A deeply scouring poetic account of the residential school experience, and a deeply important indictment of colonialism in Canada.

Many of the poems in Louise Halfe's Burning in This Midnight Dream were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares ... Read more

Cries from the Ark

By Dan MacIsaac

A pitch-perfect debutand a call to act in the service of Earth through radiant attention. Humankind, at present, has breached floodgates that have only been breached before in ancient stories of angry gods, or so far back on geologic and biological timelines as to seem more ... Read more

Devil in the Woods

By D.A. Lockhart

A collection of letter and prayer poems in which an Indigenous speaker engages with non-Indigenous famous Canadians. D. A. Lockhart’s stunning and subversive fourth collection gives us the words, thoughts, and experiences of an Anishinaabe guy from Central Ontario and the ... Read more