Winner, 2017 ReLit Award
Katherine Leyton's fresh and vibrant debut collection takes on the sexual politics of the twenty-first century, boldly holding up a mirror to the male gaze and interrogating the nature of images and illusions.
Confronting the forces of mass communication ... Read more
All the Lifters is a searing exploration of female sexuality told in a new hyper-charged poetic language. Spanning from childhood to adulthood, Esther Mazakian captures the intensity of obsession and desire in a distinctive voice that singes across the page as quickly as thought, ... Read more
Poems that form an eloquent, searching contemplation of ?the warp and weft of being and nonbeing. ?
All the Names Between is Nova Scotia poet Julia McCarthy?s meditative and crackling-with-dark-energy third collection. From her observation of ?long-horned beetles. .. rearranging ... Read more
Poems that form an eloquent, searching contemplation of “the warp and weft of being and nonbeing. ”
All the Names Between is Nova Scotia poet Julia McCarthy’s meditative and crackling-with-dark-energy third collection. From her observation of “long-horned beetles. .. ... Read more
"So what if I left language by the pier. Metaphor’s a raft," declares Andrew DuBois as he leads readers through a fractured past and present — from "slummy memories of streets" to a "a charnelhouse (?) of possible clowns" — defamiliarizing, critiquing, and satirizing a ... Read more
By Holly Nelson
Holly Nelson's skill as a storyteller is presented clearly and unmistakably in her poetry. Travelling through her manuscript, we encounter old women, young mothers, dogs and dragonflies, as her verse invites us to rediscover the preciousness of our humanity. A prairie blizzard ... Read more
Marita Dachsel's debut collection is a visceral exploration of the moments of life that stand out in the pages of a family album and the intervals of memory. She playfully and poignantly documents first crushes, first times, weddings and trips across town, across water, and ... Read more
By Nisa Malli
Rooted in the indescribability and disembodiment of pain, Nisa Mallis Allodynia looks outward to space and the future of humankind, as well as inward to the body. In Pain Log, a suite of body-horror poems, she explores illness as a haunting or possession: At home, my ... Read more
By Sue Sinclair
Sue Sinclair has been praised for her "crisp, lyrical poems imbued with subtle, subtextual philosophic musings" (Globe and Mail). She has been described as a poet who "writes her way to a new understanding of the world and carries her readers with her" (Journal of Canadian Poetry ... Read more