Poetry

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By Al Rempel & Peter Morin

A dozen poems each by emerging BC poets Elza, Morin, Rempel & Yawnghwe. Also poetry drafts, interviews, poetics and translations into French,Thai, Bulgarian and Tahltan. Excellent for teachers of poetry.

97 Positions of the Heart

By Jaik Josephson
Illustrated by Erin Josephson-Laidlaw

Elizabeth Smart, author of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945), has been heralded as a complicated and passion fuelled artist who dared to live in disregard of the burdensome expectations for women in the first half of the last century. 97 Positions of the Heart ... Read more

A Bee Garden

By Marilyn Gear Pilling

At the heart of this luminous collection, Pilling's fifth, is a searing sequence of poems tracing a family's grief at the suicide of a girl on the threshhold of womanhood: daughter, sister, niece, about-to-be-aunt. Yet in these, as in all of the poems, what comes through is ... Read more

A Book of Riddlu

By John Reibetanz

These "riddlu" are a lighthearted but heartfelt attempt to combine two poetic forms that demand extreme concision and that value the suggestive power of metaphor: the riddle and the haiku. ... Both have different strengths - the quick thinking of the riddle (a lifesaver for ... Read more

a cappella

By Anne McKay

These poems employ the short lyric as it derives from the haiku tradition. Through progressions of image clusters, anne mckay captures states of experience that elude the conscious mind: "but young / was there / . . . and heat / hung with scarlet hurry / and gates forgotten ... Read more

A Cemetery for Holes

In A Cemetery for Holes, poetic language bends and breaks, resists and reforms under the stress of family trauma. Consensual reality shifts with nonconsensual harm. It is this history of violence which is ultimately confronted, fought against, and overcome. While engaged in ... Read more

A Clearing

By Louise Carson

A Clearing is a meditation of the everyday -- both the joys and the losses observed in the natural world as they so closely mirror day-to-day human experience. There is a mystical edge to these poems that opens to deeper understanding of simple desire juxtaposed with the hard ... Read more

A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People

By Gabe Foreman

People who rely on stereotypes are often vilified. But really, is there a better way to classify people? There are some taxonimical difficulties, though. Exactly how many types of people are there? What behaviours are characteristic of each particular group? How do you know ... Read more

A Dark Boat

By Patrick Friesen

'A Dark Boat', a new collection of poetry by Patrick Friesen, is heavily influenced by 'cante jondo' (Spanish "deep song", or flamenco) and 'fado' (Portuguese songs of longing). Friesen approaches music as a method of weaving his poems with both Spanish and Portuguese aspects ... Read more