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Then Now

By Daphne Marlatt

Then Now is a book about memory, family, catastrophe, immigration, and colonialism prompted by the discovery of letters written by Marlatt’s father, Arthur Buckle. Buckle, a young chartered accountant, left England in the early 1930s to join a British accounting firm in multiracial ... Read more

still

By Anahita Jamali Rad

still, Anahita Jamali Rad’s anticipated second book of poetry, is about alienated interiority. It begins with a body, with materiality that slowly morphs, extends, spills, and oozes. A self-withdrawn, hidden presence: silent inactivity, affective and extractive capitalism, ... Read more

One and Half of You

By Leanne Dunic

One and Half of You is a poetic memoir by a talented multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer. This hybrid work, which will extend to a musical component, begins with the author’s growing up biracial on rural Vancouver Island. Not fitting in at school, she turns for comfort ... Read more

A History of the Theories of Rain

By Stephen Collis

“Can you walk away from a climate?” Maybe. But “in the future / everyone will have their fifteen minutes of blame. ” A History of the Theories of Rain explores the strange effect our current sense of impending doom has on our relation to time, approaching the unfolding ... Read more

This Radiant Life

By Chantal Neveu
Translated by Erín Moure

In this stunning long poem, Chantal Neveu draws from the lexicons of science, art, revolution and corporeal movement to forge intense and extended rhythms that invoke the elements and spaces making up our world. This is poetry capable of holding life and death, solidarity and ... Read more

Propositions and Prayers

By Lise Downe

Propositions and Prayers, Lise Downe's first book of poetry in nine years, is a collection in two parts: "Propositions" is a series of short poems-as-possibilities, structured by the compression of images and voices to convey an urgency through degrees of incoherence; "Prayers" ... Read more

Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay

By Shane L. Koyczan
By (artist) Kent Monkman
Photographs by Nadya Kwandibens
Illustrated by Joseph M. Sánchez & Jim Logan

Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely with any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so ... Read more

I Am the Big Heart

By Sarah Venart

A love story to the emotional self--this heart is tender, but it also has a savage bite.

 

What does it mean to be the big heart? Or to hope to be the big heart? Or to fail to be that big heart? How far can a heart stretch? How does being a parent stretch it further? How does ... Read more

To the Men Who Write Goodbye Letters

By Gianna Patriarca

The poems in The Men Who Write Good-bye Letters explore and make sense of the choices made when we "end" things, or when things end without our permission, whether it be the end of a life, the end of a romance, or the result of an unexpected tragedy. These poems are a poet's ... Read more

Festival of All Souls

By Jean Eng

Festival of All Souls explores the experience of an Asian woman born in Canada. Although neither fully rooted in one or the other, the influence of two different cultures allows heritage, gender and values to nonetheless, enrich a personal vision. The title refers to an Asian ... Read more