Subjects & Themes

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Branches

By Mark Truscott

Winner of the 2020 Nelson Ball Prize

Careful attention reveals that, even in moments that seem insignificant, our minds are constantly navigating disjunctions among registers of experience. Our intellect silently reminds our eyes that the car that appears to be moving between ... Read more

Breath, Like Water

By Norah Bowman

"Look, I come from a line of angry women. / I am not in love with mountains, or rivers, or poetry. / I am in love with Mountain. "

 

In Breath, Like Water: An Anticolonial Romance the narrator, a settler-colonial hiker, grapples with her attachment to the Okanagan Mountain alongside ... Read more

Brine

By Mallory Amirault

Mallory Amirault's debut collection Brine is an ambitious land-metaphor; merging history and imagination, it's a work of poetry that doubles as a prose novel. Subtly unfolding character-led intimacies, it acts as an interruption to long-standing Maritime coloniality. Amirault ... Read more

buckled into the sky

By Adele Graf

Why do we travel the world to discover where home really is? Even if we find it in the place we started from, is it ever really the same? In buckled into the sky, Adele Graf routes our search for home through ancestors in their own country and family who settled abroad.  

Yet ... Read more

Building on River

By Jean Van Loon

This narrative in verse builds on known facts to imagine the life of John Rudolphus Booth, who arrived in roughhouse Bytown in the early 1850s with a wife, a child, and carpenter’s tools bought on credit. In the growing new capital of Canada, he built a storied empire on the ... Read more

Buoyancy Control

By Adrienne Gruber

Buoyancy Control, the latest collection of poems from Vancouverite Adrienne Gruber, explores themes of sexuality, sexual identity, and queerness, while confronting the feelings of loss and longing found in relationships, and the chance glimpse into a new life, while still recovering ... Read more

By Hand

By John Reibetanz

Poems that examine the creative achievements of the human hand, from cave art to contemporary photography.

John Reibetanz's twelfth collection, By Hand, begins with an epigraph from Lewis Mumford: "Until modern times, apart from the esoteric knowledge of the priests, philosophers, ... Read more

Cage of Light

By Ned Baeck

Cage of Light holds together many narrative strands. It traces an environment of familial violence into adulthood. It witnesses the filter of addiction in life and love; it considers what sustains and protects, what constricts and harms, and the fluidity of these things. It ... Read more

calling down the sky

By Rosanna Deerchild

"Calling Down the Sky" is a compelling poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post-generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal residential school confinements in the 1960s when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in ... Read more

Cane Fire

By Shani Mootoo

From internationally celebrated writer and visual artist Shani Mootoo comes Cane | Fire, an immersive and vivid collection that marks a long-awaited return to poetry.

Throughout this evocative, sensual collection, akin to a poetic memoir, past and present are in conversation ... Read more