Women Authors

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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

Museum of Kindness

By Susan Elmslie

A meditative and piercing collection that explores traumas both ordinary and out of the ordinary. Museum of Kindness, Montreal poet Susan Elmslie’s searching second collection of poetry, is a book that bravely examines “genres” familiar and hard to fathom: the school shooting, ... Read more

Red With Living

By Diane Driedger

In this compelling collection of poems and art, the colour of living is red with excitement, pain, sunsets, blood, and tropical flowers. Along the way, the poet  paints herself into the works of Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Maud Lewis. Diane Driedger confronts ... Read more

Reunion

By Deanna Young

Poems that unfold like liturgy, confronting old violence with a trembling, dignified restraint.

Sotto Voce

By Maureen Hynes

Poems that give full attention to a world in shambles, a world in which “mercy is failing. ”Maureen Hynes, in her fifth book of poetry, speaks tenderly yet vehemently about the threatened worlds that concern her. From Toronto, where she lives and walks the city’s afflicted ... Read more

The Girls with Stone Faces

By Arleen Pare

A long poem memorializing the art and lives of sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. Arleen Paré, in her first book-length poem after her Governor General Literary Award–winning Lake of Two Mountains, turns her cool, benevolent eye to the shared lives of Florence Wyle ... Read more

Wild Madder

By Brenda Leifso

Poems that stride bravely into the day-to-day, recovering the misdirected intensity at its core. Brenda Leifso’s Wild Madder is about way-finding—through those moments in which you no longer recognize where you are. It’s about not knowing—who you are anymore, how to ... Read more

Yellow Crane

By Susan Gillis

Inviting, human, capacious poems that grapple with ideas while also lightly grieving our capacity for ruin.