Books tagged: Places

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I'd Write the Sea Like a Parlour Game

By Alison Dyer

***2019 E. J. Pratt Poetry Award WINNER******2018 J. M. Abraham Poetry Prize FINALIST***

Richly imagined and evocative, I’d Write the Sea like a Parlour Game explores the diversity and resilience that inhabit life at the margins, from tuckamore trails to the streets of a coastal ... Read more

Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay

By Shane L. Koyczan
Illustrated by Joseph M. Sánchez & Jim Logan
By (artist) Kent Monkman
Photographs by Nadya Kwandibens

Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the ... Read more

let us not think of them as barbarians

By Peter Midgley

Finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry at the 2020 Alberta Literary Awards!
Peter Midgley's let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold ... Read more

Lost Cosmonauts, The

By Ken Hunt

Fraught with fatal mishaps and disastrous near misses, the missions of the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States defined an era and exemplified the global socio-political conflict of the Cold War. The Lost Cosmonauts by Ken Hunt is an elegy to humanity's fledgling ... Read more

Lost Lagoon / Lost in Thought

By Betsy Warland

After moving to Vancouver's West End in 2014, The Human is drawn to a small body of water called Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Daytime visits, with a surprising array of wildlife, are quietly revelatory; but so is suddenly waking in the night when owl hoots, or geese startle ... Read more

Lullabies in the Real World

By Meredith Quartermain

Meredith Quartermain’s Lullabies in the Real World is a sequence of poems about a train journey from West Coast to East Coast that invokes a patchwork of regions, voices and histories. Her language zings with train rhythms as she unfolds a complex conversation with poets such ... Read more


By Hugh Thomas

Drawing on the patterns of words, speech, and identity we encounter in the wider world—subway ads in Mexico City, a Dutch-Japanese phrase book, multi-lingual airplane safety instructions, one of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities—the poems in Hugh Thomas’s Maze playfully ... Read more

Mister Blackhurst

By Louis-Philippe Hébert
Translated by Ardeth Neale

In this poetry collection, the author takes an astonishing look into the heart of the afterworld and questions the circle of life as we know it. Mister Blackhurst miraculously regains consciousness on his hospital bed but he realizes that the world around him is no longer under ... Read more