Books tagged: Places

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How to Hold a Pebble

By Jaspreet Singh


How to Hold a Pebble—Jaspreet Singh’s second collection of poems—locates humans in the Anthropocene, while also warning against the danger of a single story. These pages present intimate engagements with memory, place, language, migration; with enchantment, uncanniness, ... Read more

I Am a Body of Land

By Shannon Webb-Campbell
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Finalist for the 2019 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry

Edited, with an introduction by multiple award-winning writer, elder, and activist Lee Maracle.

If poetry is a place to question, I Am a Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell is an attempt to explore a relationship to poetic ... Read more

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

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


By Carellin Brooks

Rhodes Scholar and poet Carellin Brooks explores the regimens of academia and the discoveries of her own body through various BDSM sexual practices. In poetry that's breathless, elliptical, and haunting, Learned asks who is the learner, and what is learned, whether in the penultimate ... Read more

let us not think of them as barbarians

By Peter Midgley

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 into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. Gradually, the poems assemble ... 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


By Sarah de Leeuw

In Lot, award-winning poet and essayist Sarah de Leeuw returns to the landscape of her early girlhood to consider the racial complexities of colonial violence in those spaces. Following loosely as a companion to Skeena (Caitlin Press, 2015), Lot is written entirely of couplets, ... Read more