Books tagged: Places

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Homesickness is a Forgotten Art

By Joël Pourbaix
Translated by Donald Winkler

"Homesickness Is a Forgotten Art" is a compelling poetry collection that resonates with the echoes of a subtle presence. Open and attuned to what is, the poems portray complex reflections of deep human emotions and contradictions. Joël Pourbaix is curious about the world and ... Read more

how the gods pour tea

By Lynn Davies

This new collection by Lynn Davies, her first in eight years, abounds in departures: words and communities die, trout-lilies and passengers vanish, even the King and Queen of Fairies disappear.

In poem after poem, Davies's powerful imagination blends observation and fancy, passion ... Read more

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

If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display

By Nick Thran

Essays, stories and poems on the interior lives of bookstores.

Nick Thran’s volume of essays, stories and poems is a quietly powerful meditation on a life of reading, writing and bookselling. Thran, who returned to bookselling when he moved with his family to Fredericton, ... 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 Nadine Ltaif
Edited by Christine Tipper

Nadine Ltaif's poems reflect deeply on the meaning of life, of regrets and the irrepressible determination to continue living. The poet takes us to Carthage; to Andalusia to contemplate its history of Moors, wars and religion; to India where women?s lives, past and present, ... Read more