Books tagged: Poetry
Set firmly at the end of the millennium, A Broken Bowl takes on the burden of history, with its heaped atrocities, its unimaginable sufferings. This long poem is an angry lament, a summoning of fragments, a meditation in the midst of an exhausted world. By turns lyric, satiric, ... Read more
A deeply scouring poetic account of the residential school experience, and a deeply important indictment of colonialism in Canada.
Many of the poems in Louise Halfe's Burning in This Midnight Dream were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares ... Read more
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
By Mike Barnes
Shortlisted for the 1997 Gerald Lampert AwardThe poems in Calm Jazz Sea reveal a world forever becoming and disappearing, watched over and handled gently by the compassionate intelligence of Mike Barnes. In the everyday and the ephemeral meals, drinks, weather, work, moments ... Read more
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are the stuff of legend -- why tell their story again? Chances are you don’t know the nuances -- their love story and that of their accomplices Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche; their aspirations, conflicts and prayerful natures; and ultimately ... Read more
Shortlisted for the 2003 Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book (Writers Guild of Alberta Award)In Cartography and Walking, Adam Dickinson charts his own listening -- an acute listening of eye and ear, a listening with both body and mind. "Cartography" is more than a metaphor ... Read more
Sad, witty, beautiful and difficult, the poems in this book are of, and for, both the mind and the heart. The title poem in this collection was awarded first place in the 1981 CBC Literary Competition.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 48 pages, $7. 50, 1983 Poetry