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[Squelch Procedures]

By MLA Chernoff

In [SQUELCH PROCEDURES], MLA Chernoff contemplates the ways that trauma, poverty, and strict gender norms rupture the concept of childhood. The tension of multiple meanings in the word "squelch" acts as a guide to Chernoff's unique voice, which uses language to swaddle intrusive ... Read more

#postdildo

By Danielle LaFrance

After a carnal encounter with garbage in 2016, some room emerged for Danielle LaFrance to air her dildos. In #postdildo she thinks and writes through the limitlessness and limitations of sexuality, communication, and desire. Focusing on the dildo as sexual object and social ... Read more

29 leads to love

By Salimah Valiani

In a world barely beginning to recognize itself as dazzlingly multihued, the erupting ecocide is teaching that while no accounting of complexity is complete, change is true and the sky, singular.

We are of parts fundamentally interconnected and overlapping.

If we choose it, ... Read more

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

Acquired Community

By Jane Byers

Jane Byers' Acquired Community is both a collection of narrative poems about seminal moments in North American lesbian and gay history, mostly post-World War II, and a series of first person poems that act as a touchstone to compare the narrator's coming out experience within ... Read more

Ardour

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Angela Carr

something like wait for me
in the braille of scars
tonight can i suggest a little punctuation
circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment
a pause that transforms
light and breath  
into language and threshold of fire

Even as vowels tremble in danger and worldly destruction repeats ... Read more

Autowar

By Assiyah Jamilla Touré

2022 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Longlist * 2022 ReLit Awards Longlist

A visceral, vital, unblinking debut collection of poems exploring kinesthetic memory and longing, inherited violence, and the body as a geographical site.

We're often told that we are given only what we ... Read more

Avant Desire

By Nicole Brossard
Edited by Sina Queyras, Genevieve Robichaud, and Erin Wunker

The definitive survey of an essential feminist poet.

In June 2019, Nicole Brossard was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Trust. Rarely has a prize been so richly deserved. For five decades she has been writing ground-breaking poetry, fiction, and ... Read more

awâsis – kinky and dishevelled

By Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer

A gender-fluid trickster character leaps from Cree stories to inhabit this racous and rebellious new work by award-winning poet Louise Bernice Halfe.

There are no pronouns in Cree for gender; awâsis (which means illuminated child) reveals herself through shape-shifting, adopting ... Read more

awâsis — kinky and dishevelled

By Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer

Winner of the 2022 SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski * 2022 High Plains Book Awards Finalist * 2022 Raymond Souster Award Shortlist * 2022 Pat Lowther Memorial Award Longlist * 2022/2023 First Nation Communities Read Awards Longlist

A gender-fluid trickster character ... Read more