Books tagged: Family
Spanning almost two hundred years, Following Sea finds anchor in the submerged regions of the heart. With great care, Lauren Carter wades into family histories and geography, all the while charting her own territories. Carried by the ebb and flow of language, Carter's second ... Read more
Threaded through this first collection are a sweetness and a hope which linger in spite of the dark wash of loss the poems bravely reconnoitre.
Seeking out enduring moments of beauty and human connection that redeem difficult remembering, Giacometti’s Girl attests to the ... Read more
Winner of the 27th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards for Poetry
Marilyn Gear Pilling has written, “For me, to pay close attention to life, both my own and the lives of those around me – to witness and document it, find the larger meaning in it, communicate it to others – ... Read more
Swinging from post-explosion Beirut to a Parc-Extension balcony in summer, the verse and prose poems in The Good Arabs ground the reader in place, language, and the body. Peeling and rinsing radishes. Dancing as a pre-teen to Nancy Ajram. Being drenched in stares on the city ... Read more
“Bennett’s artistry lies in his ability to create poems that shatter complacency with bricks of loaded language. ” — Quill & Quire on Civil and Civic
“How are you doing, happinesswise?” This is the unifying thread, the casual-sounding but slant and penetrating ... Read more
Hard Candy / Pitch Roll Yaw is a flip book with two poetry collections facing each other. In Hard Candy Annie Lanzillotto offers poems and prose of caregiving and mourning in the relationship between the poet and her mother. Pitch Roll Yaw is organized into fourteen stations ... Read more
By Rosanna Deerchild
Translated by Solomon Ratt
"î-nitotamahk kîsik" is a poetry collection in Cree 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 these ... Read more
By Hana Shafi
It Begins With The Body by Hana Shafi explores the milestones and hurdles of a brown girl coming into her own. Shafi's poems display a raw and frank intimacy and address anxiety, unemployment, heartbreak, relationships, identity, and faith.
Accompanied by Shafi's candid illustrations ... Read more