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A Tree for Poverty

By Margaret Laurence
Introduction by Donex Xiques

Originally published in a small edition in 1954, A Tree for Poverty was Margaret Laurence`s first published book. In this new edition, Laurence`s collection of Somali poems and stories is accompanied with a discussion of her life in Africa and her in-depth investigation of the ... Read more

Against the Hard Angle

By Matt Robinson

The two sections that comprise matt robinson’s fourth full-length volume of poetry, Against the Hard Angle, though disparate in terms of form ? the first consisting primarily of a long poem; the other a collection of shorter lyrical pieces ? nonetheless share a common concern ... Read more

Ekke

By Klara du Plessis

Winner: 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Finalist: 2019 Gerald Lampert Award

How She Read

By Chantal Gibson

HOW SHE READ is a collection of genre-blurring poems about the representation of Black women, their hearts, minds and bodies, across the Canadian cultural imagination. Drawing from grade-school vocabulary spellers, literature, history, art, media and pop culture, Chantal Gibson's ... Read more

let us not think of them as barbarians

By Peter Midgley

Finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry at the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards!
Peter Midgley's let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold ... Read more

Textures

By John Eppel & Togara Muzanenhamo

In Zimbabwe, John Eppel and Togara Muzanenhamo epitomise the ideal of the poet dedicated to excellence in form as well as content. There are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets but, as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary usefully explains, poetry is "Writing that formulates ... Read more

THOU

By Aisha Sasha John

Following the successful reception of her first book, The Shining Material, comes Aisha Sasha John's THOU -- a powerful collection of two long, narrative poems exploring the social space that exists between the self and others. Using the language that connects these two states ... Read more

Unquiet Bones

By Peter Midgley

Shortlisted for the 2016 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

Peter Midgley does not shy away from politics, whether documenting efforts to uproot colonialism or the number of murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. In these dramatic and uncompromising poems, Midgley roves ... Read more

Voices From Kibuli Country

By Dannabang Kuwabong

This collection results from the author?s experiences in Hamilton, Ontario, where he has a home, and his travels to several Caribbean islands and the United States as a person of multiple locations and origins: Canadian, African, and Ghanaian. The Hamilton poems also look at ... Read more

ZOM-FAM

By Kama La Mackerel

In their debut poetry collection, Kama La Mackerel mythologizes a queer/trans narrative of and for their home island, Mauritius. Composed of expansive lyric poems, ZOM-FAM (meaning "man-woman" or "transgender" in Mauritian Kreol) is a voyage into the coming of age of a gender-creative ... Read more