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  • Author:
    Pelman, Barbara
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    “All the world is a narrow bridge,” states Rabbi Nachman of Bresnov. “The important thing is not to be afraid at all.” These poems, Barbara Pelman’s third collection, explore bridges both real and metaphoric: the bridge connecting...

  • Author:
    Lei, Yi.
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    Yi Lei published her poem "A Single Woman's Bedroom" in 1987, when cohabitation before marriage was a punishable crime in China. She was met with major critical acclaim―and with outrage―for her frank embrace of women...

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    Mort, Valzhyna
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    In her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history. With shocking, unforgettable lyric force, Valzhyna Mort's Music for the Dead and Resurrected confronts...

  • Author:
    Brossard, Nicole
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    Nicole Brossard’s Museum of Bone and Water delivers sensual and provocative investigations of the human body — our physical and spiritual museums of identity and desire — that pulse and surprise at every turn. In this collection,...

  • Author:
    Paquin, Éric-Guy
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    Dérouté par des amours fuyantes, le poète s’investit dans une topographie du corps masculin. Il délaisse ses jardins et ses rêves étoilés, parcourt des lieux de rencontres, tant virtuels que réels. Bains vapeurs, voyages, sites Internet...

  • Author:
    Scheier, Jacob
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    Both chronicle and confrontation, the poems of Jacob Scheier’s debut work out and through notions of loss. As the death of a young man’s mother instigates and informs these investigations, the realities of romantic failures become...

  • Author:
    Cook, Meira
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    Shortlisted for the 2016 ReLit Award

    Dazzling collection of masques from Manitoba Book of the Year– and Walrus Poetry Prize–winning author.

    Monologue Dogs is a series of contemporary dramatic monologues. Every “...

  • Author:
    Rees, Alasdair
    Summary:

    Dans ce recueil, l'écologie que l'auteur partage avec nous est à la fois celle de l'intérieur de l'être et celle du monde extérieur. Dans cette rencontre de la physique et de la philosophie sont décortiqués avec soin le processus de la...

  • Author:
    Warner, Patrick
    Summary:

    How does the embrace of levity -- that warm, human voice, perceptive of its own limits -- find its way to the listener in today's shattered world? By blind burrowing? Heat fluctuations in loam and subsoil? Instinct and luck? Much like...

  • Author:
    Horlick, Leah
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    Moldovan Hotel explores the intergenerational trauma of the Holocaust in Romania through a queer Jewish voice in the Diaspora. In 2017, Leah Horlick travelled to Romania to revisit the region her Jewish ancestors fled. What she...

  • Author:
    Brême, David, Halus, Eva
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    Le recueil de poèmes à « deux voix » Mirages et réalité introduit un havre de sérénité méditative et de contemplation. Il se lit comme un traité de paix avec le monde. Sans choc ni secousse, sans un mot plus haut que l'autre, les...

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    Illustrator Roge visited a school in Mingan, an Innu village in northeastern Quebec. He spent a few days taking the time to photograph each child. Once he returned home to his studio, brush in hand, he revisited the eyes of these...

  • Author:
    Liebich, Rayya
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    This poetry collection travels through a daughter's childhood memories in Montreal, her mother's homeland of Lebanon, and the dark realities of grief across borders. Min Hayati uncovers the well of sorrow and the depth of love...

  • Author:
    Tierney, Matthew
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    Think Kierkegaard in a spacesuit, Kubrik in a Left Bank café. Like the neutrino observatory of its title, Midday at the Super-Kamiokande seeks "glimpses of the obscure" to carve out meaning, alternately a resistance to...

  • Author:
    Babstock, Ken
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    Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Trillium Book Award Marooned in the shiftless, unnamed space between a map of the world and a world of false maps, the poems in Methodist Hatchet cling to what’s necessary from each,...

  • Author:
    Babstock, Ken
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    Mean is a stunning exploration of the threshold and divide between our primeval origins and the meanness of our everyday lives. In this collection, the pastoral collides with the concrete terrain of motorbikes, prisons, and chainlink to...

  • Author:
    Thomas, Hugh
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    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, multilingual airplane safety instructions, one of Italo Calvino's invisible cities--...

  • Author:
    Giovanni, Nikki
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    In this profound book of poetry, Nikki Giovanni celebrates her loved ones and unapologetically declares her pride in her Black heritage, while exploring the enduring impact of the twin sins of racism and white nationalism. Giovanni...

  • Author:
    Mercredi, Duncan
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    mahikan ka onot collects the finest work of accomplished Indigenous poet Duncan Mercredi, from his first book in 1991 to recent unpublished poems. These are poems of life on the land as well as life in the city, vibrant with the rhythms...

  • Author:
    Charlebois, Éric
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    Entre le doute et l’espoir, entre l’effroi et le désir, entre la densité et l’intensité, il y a tout le confort de l’incertitude. L’argile et le marbre y cisaillent l’éther. Le tu et le je y sculptent un nous en quête de socle. Chaque...

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