Books tagged: Poetry

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Botero's Beautiful Horses

By Jan Conn

“Do we want love / each and every day of our lives?” Jan Conn asks in a poem called “Michoacán. ” “You bet your ass,” she answers. The poems of Botero’s Beautiful Horses are charged with otherness, bright with the exhilaration and danger of transformation. Many ... Read more

bp: beginnings

By bp Nichol
Edited by Stephen Cain

While bpNichol (1944-1988) has attained iconic status in Canadian literature in recent years, particularly through his lifelong poem The Martyrology and his work in visual and sound poetry, there are numerous early "fugitive" sequences that are often referred to in critical ... Read more

Broken Bowl, A

By Patrick Friesen

Set firmly at the end of the millennium, A Broken Bowl takes on the burden of history, with its heaped atrocities, its unimaginable sufferings. This long poem is an angry lament, a summoning of fragments, a meditation in the midst of an exhausted world. By turns lyric, satiric, ... Read more

Burning in This Midnight Dream

By Louise Halfe

A deeply scouring poetic account of the residential school experience, and a deeply important indictment of colonialism in Canada.

Many of the poems in Louise Halfe's Burning in This Midnight Dream were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares ... Read more

By Hand

By John Reibetanz

Poems that examine the creative achievements of the human hand, from cave art to contemporary photography.


John Reibetanz's twelfth collection, By Hand, begins with an epigraph from Lewis Mumford: "Until modern times, apart from the esoteric knowledge of the priests, philosophers, ... Read more

Calm Jazz Sea

By Mike Barnes

Shortlisted for the 1997 Gerald Lampert AwardThe poems in Calm Jazz Sea reveal a world forever becoming and disappearing, watched over and handled gently by the compassionate intelligence of Mike Barnes. In the everyday and the ephemeral meals, drinks, weather, work, moments ... Read more


By Carolyn Smart

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are the stuff of legend -- why tell their story again? Chances are you don’t know the nuances -- their love story and that of their accomplices Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche; their aspirations, conflicts and prayerful natures; and ultimately ... Read more