Books tagged: Death

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The Book of Malcolm

By Fraser Sutherland
Foreword by Carmine Starnino
Afterword by John Pepall

A father reflects on the rich life of his son, who died suddenly at twenty-six after living with schizophrenia.

On the morning of Boxing Day 2009, the poet Fraser Sutherland and his wife found their son, Malcolm, dead in his bedroom in their house. He was twenty-six and had ... Read more

The Day-Breakers

By Michael Fraser

A CBC Best Poetry Book of 2022

Saturated with locutions lifted from the late 19th century, The Day-Breakers deeply conceives of what African Canadian soldiers experienced before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War.

"It is not wise to waste the life ... Read more

The Examined Life

By Luciano Iacobelli

A collection of poems, concrete poems and illustrations, The Examined Life unearths the lyricism buried deep in the language and ideas of western philosophy. It tinkers with that lyricism, bends it, crafts it into a multi-shaped, multi-voiced dynamic poetry that succeeds in capturing ... Read more

The Hammer of Witches

By Kelly Rose Pflug-Back

Spanning centuries, The Hammer of Witches reaches from present-day urban dystopias and the unlikely enchantments that they harbour, to medieval Norway, where the first Christian king waged war on the country's gender-nonconforming wizards. Macabre imagery, speculative themes, ... Read more

The Haunted Hand

By Louise Dupré
Translated by Donald Winkler

A woman has her cat euthanized, a decision that causes her to become aware of her ability to kill. She writes, hand haunted by history, and returns to the forgotten memory of the time when her ancestors were animals. By writing, she tries to understand the psyche and its obvious ... Read more

The Light Streamed Beneath It

By Shawn Hitchins


A Publishers Weekly Notable Book
49th Shelf Recommended Read

A modern gay memoir exploring love, death, pain, and community that will resonate long after the last page.

“This is an embodied story of love, loss, and recovery — raw, candid, and filled with a sense of awe ... Read more

The Massacre Confirmed Our Worst Suspicions

By W. Bruce MacDonald

The poems in The Massacre Confirmed Our Worst Suspicions were written over a 25-year period between about 1993 and 2018. They were written as they came to me. Where they came from I have no idea. Something strikes me, bugs me for a period of time, and gets written as a kind of ... Read more

The Narrow Cabinet

By Asa Boxer

From old school dispensation to Zombie apocalypse: on change, loss and rapid transformations.

The Narrow Cabinet is a book about change, loss and the struggle to understand what the hell is going on in a world experiencing such rapid transformations. The movement is from (a) ... Read more