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A Difficult Beauty

By David Groulx

David Groulx's latest collection offers his readers a handful of poems as cutting and brilliant as glass shards, offering glimpses of the anger, pain and lost beauties of his ancestors. These poems cut deep with their clear-eyed honesty, their stripped away pain and suffering. ... Read more

A False Paradise

By Brian Rigg

Paradise found: a stunning new voice. Moths, wasps, and toads. Designer drugs, glass eyes, stray bullets, and tea-bagging. Africville, dreads, and ghetto palms. This is a false paradise. Brian Rigg’s lush and linguistically sensuous debut collection shimmers with poetry reminiscent ... Read more

A Few Words Will Do

By Lionel Kearns

These brief but concentrated pieces of literary work seem at first simple in their approach and straightforward in their intent: designed to be read easily and then to be carried away in our memories. As if they were ours. But when one person writes ?this is what happened, this ... Read more

a fist made and then un-made

By matt robinson

a fist made and then un-made

A Generous Latitude

By Lenea Grace

 

Lenea Grace’s debut collection maps a series of relationships within a greater exploration of Canadiana, barreling through shield and crag, river and slag. A Generous Latitude is not afraid of beer, bears, internal rhyme, David Hasselhoff, sediment, or sentiment. It does, ... Read more

A Ghost in Waterloo Station

By Bert Almon

The poems in A Ghost in Waterloo Station take the everyday world as their point of departure, but the place of arrival is never the shore you started from. Vivid invocations and meditations on childhood, art, and travel bring together places and people as likeable and unexpected ... Read more

A Hamburger in a Gallery

By Stuart Ross

Stuart Ross's eighth collection delivers a gallery of emotionally charged poetry experiments along with a series of philosoph¬ical meditations on the aesthetically contrived and sometimes downright quirky processes followed to generate the poems in this book. A Hamburger in ... Read more

A Haunting Sun

By Brenda Schmidt

These elegant lyrical poems are inspired by the fictional character of Flin Flon in J.E. Preston Muddock’s 1905 novel The Sunless City, and the beautiful environs of the town bearing his name. Language becomes a canvas upon which nature and a nameless human longing are entwined ... 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

A Map of Rain Days

By Jennifer Hosein

A Map of Rain Days invites us into the liminal between the nights and the too-bright days. The author navigates a life felt full on, inhabiting all its beauty and shadows the slap-tumble of sex, the mean streets of the suburbs, the swill and gore of youth. Interwoven into this ... Read more