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POETRY / Canadian

  • Author:
    Scofield, Gregory
    Summary:

    Witness, I Am is divided into three gripping sections of new poetry from one of Canada's most recognized poets. The first part of the book, "Dangerous Sound," contains contemporary themed poems about identity and...

  • Author:
    Markotic, Nicole
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    Dulge, rageous, couth, chalant-we think of prefixes as a few letters that change a word, but what if a word is lost without one' Each prose poem in Whelmed features a word that has been unhinged from its prefix, allowing new...

  • Author:
    Panofsky, Ruth, Waddington, Miriam
    Summary:

    Miriam Waddington's verse is deceptively accessible: it is personal but never private, emotional but not confessional, thoughtful but never cerebral. The subtlety of her craft is the hallmark of a modernist poet whose work opens to...

  • Author:
    Peacock, Molly
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    In her latest collection Molly Peacock, one of Canada's most beloved poets, tells the story of her longtime psychoanalyst who returned to painting after surviving a stroke. By translating techniques of visual art into language, The...

  • Author:
    Warner, Patrick
    Summary:

    As apt to channel the confessionalism of Anne Sexton as the red-in-tooth-and-claw nature poetry of Ted Hughes, Patrick Warner's voice ranges freely from the colloquial to the baroque. Over the past fifteen years, by harboring and...

  • Author:
    Scott, Jordan
    Summary:

    bronchia think form a bombsight think periosteum singing particle falconry workpiece two lowcut hills seeking what stone is for body is herd alliterations Night & Ox is a long poem working its interruptions to a degree where it...

  • Author:
    Broadbent, Laura
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    What do you get when you cross Lao Tzu and an application for a university teaching application' What do you get when you give W. G. Sebald and Clarice Lispector the ability to speak from the afterlife' What happens if a girl...

  • Author:
    Barclay, Adele
    Summary:

    If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday...

  • Author:
    Johnson, Michael
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    From the monk who sets himself on fire in a crowded intersection of Saigon ("the familiar corded tendons of his hands, become / a bracken of ashes, a carbon twine of burnt"), to the salmon run in British Columbia ("The salmon word / for...

  • Author:
    Fu, Kim.
    Summary:

    In this debut poetry collection by award-winning author Kim Fu, incantations, mythical creatures and extreme violence illuminate small scenes of domestic life and the banal tragedies of modern love and modern death. A sharp edge of...

  • Author:
    Nicholson, Owain
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    Digsite draws on Nicholson's experience working in the Alberta oil sands and arboreal forest, taking an archaeological lens to its subject, and in this way, reimagines tens of thousands of years of human existence. These poems grow...

  • Author:
    Atwood, Margaret
    Summary:

    The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They...

  • Author:
    Sharpe, Jamie
    Summary:

    Poems that challenge the depths of perception Dazzle camouflage, at the beginning of the 20th century, was an attempt to answer the question, How do we hide those things that are too big to hide' Ships, often containing thousands...

  • Author:
    Michele, Mary Di.
    Summary:

    A masterwork from one of Canada's most important poets Referencing the post-war neorealist film by Vittorio De Sica, Mary di Michele's Bicycle Thieves commemorates her Italian past and her life in Canada through elegy and acts...

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