Poetry

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a place called No Homeland

By Kai Cheng Thom

Winner, Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers; American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book; Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature

This extraordinary poetry collection is ... Read more

A Possible Landscape

By Maureen Harris

Maureen Harris’s first volume of poetry evokes “a possible landscape,” where the stories that subtly shape us blend with the moments that we are. Here is an Eden where Eve longs for the serpent’s “green quiver,” his “sibilant caress,” where a snake tires of his ... Read more

A Pretty Sight

By David O’Meara

Like the rhapsodists, the storytellers of ancient Greece, A Pretty Sight shapes voices of the past and present into a stitched song lifted and sounded toward the next century. Haunted by ‘time's frame / that dark shape near the edge of the canvas,’ O’Meara's new book explores ... Read more

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 Samurai's Pink House

By Sonia Saikaley

The poems in A Samurai's Pink House are threaded with the transformation of the seasons from Matsuo Basho's travels to a love affair between a kabuki cross-dresser and a lonely geisha and the struggles of women in ancient and modern-day Japan. The collection takes the reader ... Read more

A Season of Mourning

By Frances Itani

Frances Itani's third book of poetry consists of two deeply moving elegiac sequences commemorating the deaths of a sister and friend. In chaste and determinedly unsentimental language, Itani takes us through the crises all must face, ignoring none of their turbulence or anguish, ... Read more

A Ship Portrait

By Harry Thurston

A Ship Portrait is a tribute to the life and art of John O’Brien, nineteenth-century painter of ships, written as what Harry Thurston calls “a novella in verse. ” Built upon two voices, O’Brien’s and the poet’s, the poem traces the painter’s life in Halifax during ... Read more

a short history of crazy bone

By Patrick Friesen

"Crazy Bone’s solitary life on the margins is at once a performance of the archetypal feminine forever at odds with patriarchal order and a libretto for the wayward, solitary, and vulnerable spirit of art, passion, and expression. ” –Sharon Thesen, author of Oyama Pink ... Read more

A Short History of Forgetting

By Paul Tyler

As first collections of poems go, Paul Tyler’s A Short History of Forgetting is remarkable for its confidence, maturity of voice and control of form. Its style ranges from the aggressive pace, short measure and muscular language of its tightly-wound object poems, to gentler, ... Read more

A Still Life

By Bernlef
Translated by Scott Rollins

Bernlef?s secret is in the way he looks at things. His attention to the ordinary, to the marginal, the so-called extra literary has not only enlarged the realm of the poetic but challenges the hierarchies and preconceived notions about what is or is not considered literary . ... Read more