Subjects & Themes

Accessible editions from the eBooks for Everyone Collection

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Accretion

By Irfan Ali

An extraordinary debut set in Toronto, unfurling against the backdrop of an ancient Persian love story. The story of Layla and Majnun, made immortal by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi in the 12th century, has been retold thousands of times, in thousands of different ways, throughout ... Read more

All the Names Between

By Julia McCarthy

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

Bones

By Tyler Pennock

Poems about a young two-spirit Indigenous man moving through shadow and trauma toward strength and awareness. Bones, Tyler Pennock’s wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness ... Read more

Cries from the Ark

By Dan MacIsaac

A pitch-perfect debutand a call to act in the service of Earth through radiant attention. Humankind, at present, has breached floodgates that have only been breached before in ancient stories of angry gods, or so far back on geologic and biological timelines as to seem more ... Read more

Hard Light

By Michael Crummey
Introduction by Lisa Moore

On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fifth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of Hard Light features a new Introduction by Lisa Moore, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and ... Read more

Here Is Where We Disembark

By Clea Roberts

With her remarkable debut collection, Yukon poet Clea Roberts proffers a perceptive & ecological reading of the Canadian North’s past & present. Roberts deftly draws out the moments that comprise a cycle of seasons, paying as much attention to the natural—the winter moon’s ... Read more

How to Avoid Huge Ships

By Julie Bruck

Both “grave and brave, serious and hilarious”—new poems from a Governor General’s Award–winning poet.

I Am the Big Heart

By Sarah Venart

A love story to the emotional self—this heart is tender, but it also has a savage bite.

 

What does it mean to be the big heart? Or to hope to be the big heart? Or to fail to be that big heart? How far can a heart stretch? How does being a parent stretch it further? How does ... Read more

Inquiries

By Michelle Porter

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD****LONGLISTED FOR THE MIRAMICHI READER'S 'THE VERY BEST!' BOOK AWARD**
In poems that risk the comingling of anger and elegy, poetry and documentation, humour and the dark spectre of poverty, Michelle Porter’s Inquiries oscillates ... Read more

Mowing

By Marlene Cookshaw

An award-winning poet’s day-book of poems, where both bounty and loss are tenderly assigned value. Marlene Cookshaw, in her first collection of poetry in more than a decade, invites her readers to partake in a long-anticipated harvest that comes in many forms. Whether she’s ... Read more