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Mouthful of Bees

Mouthful of Bees

Shannon Quinn ISBN 9781771262712 $18.00 CDN/USA  90 pages Mouthful of Bees comes from Quinn’s own experience as someone who both provides and uses mental health and addiction services. The collection moves between personal, communal and mythical experiences of madness to obliterate the idea that recovery is a tidy or linear event. These pieces ask us […]

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Blue Suitcase — Documentary Poetics

Blue Suitcase — Documentary Poetics

Jim Nason ISBN 9781771262798 $18.00 CDN/USA  116 pages In his seventh poetry collection, poet and novelist Jim Nason, delves into the lives of the eight missing and murdered men from Toronto’s gay village in 2017. The disappearance of one man in particular, Selim Esen, compels Nason to search for a deeper understanding of the serial-killer […]

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Rare Sighting of a Guillotine on the Savannah

Michael Trussler ISBN 9781771262743 $18.00 CDN/USA  94 pages In Rare Sighting of a Guillotine on the Savannah, Michael Trussler engages with the beauty and violence manifested in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The poems here blur online reality with Zen Buddhism (relating the Japanese female anthropomorph Hatsune Miku to Basho), and explore humanity’s changing relationship […]

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A Nihilist Walks Into A Bar

A Nihilist Walks Into A Bar

Brianna Ferguson ISBN 9781771262750 $18.00 CDN/USA  102 pages A Nihilist Walks Into A Bar is the frustrated, fierce, and funny first book of a woman for whom all the old expectations of life have fallen apart. Railing against careers, religion, sex, drinking, and all the usual signposts on the road to self-fulfillment, Ferguson strips away […]

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Your Turn

Your Turn

Carole Glasser Langille ISBN 9781771262729 $18.00 CDN/USA  92 pages There are poems in Your Turn that are political, outward-looking, recording inequities; others revisit literary and visual artists and other sections contain more intimate, personal poems whose theme might be summarized as the double self. Whether poems speak to those no longer here or the poet’s […]

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Constrictor

Constrictor

Nathaniel G. Moore ISBN 9781771262781 $18.00 CDN/USA  70 pages Constrictor piles shock on top of shock until all one can feel is the places where ones nerves are twitching liked downed Hydro wires. A long poem outlining the trauma and resolution of teenage sexual abuse acts as the centre piece for a collection which examines […]

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Repointing the Bricks

Jacqueline Bourque ISBN 9781771262736 $18.00 CDN/USA 84 pages Repointing the Bricks inhabits and is inhabited. Examining the lasting impression that birthplace can have on those who eventually find refuge elsewhere, Jacqueline Bourque writes from multiple locations – both geographical and bodily – in pursuit of identity. Confident that home is often experienced as addition and […]

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The Twisted Gardens/Les jardins tordus

The Twisted Gardens/Les jardins tordus

Ollivier Dyens ISBN 9781771262767 $18.00 CDN/USA 70 pages The Twisted Gardens/Les jardins tordus is the exploration of an inverted creation, not that of the light that was, but that of the darkness in which everything exists. It is a journey through a territory of birth and viscera, animals and desire, spirits and metal. Written simultaneously […]

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Changing Residence—New and Selected Poems

Changing Residence—New and Selected Poems

Corrado Paina ISBN 9781771262774 $20.00 CDN/USA 140 pages Changing Residence documents the conflicts and resolutions of a restless writer who has spent a lifetime traveling the world to document what he finds there. Raised in Italy, with its old-world perspective, and settled in Canada amid the babel of its grand multicultural experiment, Paina’s poetry, over […]

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