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Yaw

By Dani Couture

YAW marks a sharp departure in tone and structure from Dani Couture's previous two acclaimed poetry collections. An almost singular narrative runs through these quiet, powerful poems, a narrative that seeks to examine how far we must go to answer the questions closest to us, ... Read more

Year of My Disappearance, The

By Carole David
Translated by Donald Winkler

Carole David's The Year of My Disappearance is a searing, surreal, darkly comic descent into a woman's psyche: as pitiless an assault on her own torments and pretences as it is on those figures lodged in her memory: lovers, strangers, her own mother, Bosch-like apparitions out ... Read more

Year Zero

By Brian Henderson

Year Zero is the time of hushed beginnings and endings, the place of naming and unnaming, where language, strange to itself, tiptoes along songlines as though following passages of Koto music. In Brian Henderson's poetry, poised and listening on this hinge of creativity, ontological ... Read more

Years, Months, and Days

By Amanda Jernigan

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST POETRY BOOK OF 2018

A transfiguration of Mennonite hymns into heartbreaking lyric poems, Years, Months, and Days is a moving “meditation on the possibility of translation. ” Bridging secular spirituality and holy reverence with the commonalities of life, ... Read more

Yellow Crane

By Susan Gillis

Inviting, human, capacious poems that grapple with ideas while also lightly grieving our capacity for ruin.

 

Yellow Crane, Susan Gillis's fourth collection of poetry, is a book of many views, many voices. A long look at the changing landscape of a Montreal neighbourhood becomes ... Read more

yes yes YES!

By Douglas Lochhead

A suite of 50 poems in the memorable lyric shorthand Lochhead coined in High Marsh Road and Midgic.

You are Enough

By Smokii Sumac

Finalist for the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English. In his debut poetry collection you are enough: love poems for the end of the world, Smokii Sumac has curated a selection of works from two years of a near daily poetry practice. What began as a sort ... Read more

You can’t bury them all

By Patrick Woodcock

A poetry that is at once harrowing, angry, and achingly beautiful

Patrick Woodcock has spent the past seven years engaging with and being shaped by the people, politics, and landscapes of the Kurdish north of Iraq, Fort Good Hope in the Northwest Territories, and Azerbaijan. ... Read more

You Cannot Turn Away

By R Cheran
Translated by Chelva Kanaganayakam

This book provides, for the first time, a bilingual edition of forty poems by R Cheran. Written over a period of three decades, the poems cover a range of experiences, including love, war, despair, hope, and diaspora. Cheran is considered one of the finest contemporary poets ... Read more

You Don't Get to Be a Saint

By Patrick Friesen

You Don’t Get to Be a Saint is a sharp-edged collage full of the echoes of human movement and voice“Patrick Friesen is one of the poets we can’t do without. ”—Dennis Lee