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A More Perfect [

By Jimmy McInnes

Iconic political speeches are some of the best remembered and most repeated passages in contemporary English language. Especially in the United States of America, what child doesn't know Abraham Lincoln's "Fourscore and seven years ago..." or Roosevelt's "The only thing we have ... Read more

A Nice Place to Visit

By Sky Gilbert

It’s difficult to describe A Nice Place to Visit. Some will say it’s not a book of poetry at all ? but that’s just because it’s funny and has reviews of bad movies and advice on things like love. Also, it’s a kind of travelogue: you get to go to Costa Rica and look ... Read more

A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth

By Stephanie Bolster

Shortlisted for the 2012 Pat Lowther Memorial AwardAn ambivalent zoo-tour, an open-eyed meander through a landscape of made and contained things. A Page from The Wonders of Life on Earth is a book with a coherent vision of nature -- constructed or framed, both in the present ... Read more

A Painted Elephant

By Jill Hartman

A Painted Elephant tells a tale of love – unrequited, of course, like all the best stories. Our Juliet? A lonely Indian elephant, newly arrived at the Calgary Zoo from Holland, with a penchant for moonlight escapes. Her Romeo? The wooden Maytag Man statue on Calgary's 9th Street, ... Read more

A Peeled Wand

By Anne Szumigalski

A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski,/I> offers a succinct, authoritative overview of the work of one of Canada's most remarkable and original poets., bringing some of her finest poems back into print.

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