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Pizza Cultura

Mark Cirillo ISBN 978-1-77126-168-5 $30.00 CDN/USA 170 pages No one knows exactly how or when it happened. But someone in 18th century Naples took the common flatbread and topped it with a New World vegetable, the tomato. A few years later Raffaele Esposito, wanting to impress the queen, added mozzarella and basil and an Italian […]

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The Better Monsters

Puneet Dutt ISBN 978-1-77126-156-2 $17.00 CDN/USA 68 pages   If a book can be a mirror, The Better Monsters reflects what we see in ourselves and in each other. Replete with compelling protagonists and cross-referencing multiple identities, Puneet Dutt’s poems masterfully negotiate the cultural complexities of politics, violence, and war in the new century, and […]

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Mechanics of a Gaze

Branka Petrovic ISBN 978-1-77126-152-4 $17.00 CDN/USA 110 pages Branka Petrovic’s sophisticated debut collection delves into the life and work of Austrian painter Gustav Klimt, exploring his muses, the male gaze, and the eroticized female body. The poems take as their starting point various objects from Klimt’s estate (photographs, paintings, sketches) and the 400 or so […]

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Walking

Nelson Ball ISBN 978-1-77126-164-7 $17.00 CDN/USA 120 pages   In his first full-length collection since winning the prestigious bpNichol Chapbook Award for Small Waterways, and since the release of the landmark Certain Details: The Poetry of Nelson Ball, our most astute observer of nature, people, and the manmade returns with a new book that continues […]

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Lemons

Kasia Jaronczyk ISBN 978-1-77126-140-1 $20.00 CDN/USA 134 pages In the linked stories of Kasia Jaronczyk’s Lemons, the lives of Basia and her family are seen through a kaleidoscopic lens that follows them over twenty years from communist Poland, to their new home in Canada, then back to Poland, to make sense of everything that has happened […]

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Whatever, Iceberg

Tara-Michelle Ziniuk ISBN 978-1-77126-137-1 $17.00 CDN/USA 88 pages “What if love existed but you didn’t have your notification settings turned on?” This is the first question Tara-Michelle Ziniuk asks in Whatever, Iceberg. The answer is a raucous portrait of love gone wrong (and sometimes right) in the Internet age. These are poems that capture the nervous […]

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Glutton for Punishment

ISBN 978-1-77126-148-7 $17.00 CDN/USA 96 pages In Glutton for Punishment, Christopher Doda updates an ancient poetic form for the 21st century. The glosa is an old metrical form from the royal Spanish court system where a poet takes four lines from another poet and uses them to create a new forty-line poem (four ten-line stanzas where […]

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Spit on the Devil

Samantha Bernstein ISBN 978-1-77126-144-9 $17.00 CDN/USA 104 pages How do the words we use shape our thoughts and actions? Can poems disrupt passivity, or is art one of its conduits? Spit on the Devil is a lyrical evocation of these questions and a searing interrogation of progressive sentiments during a time of regressive politics. Combining outrage […]

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Yes or Nope

Meaghan Strimas ISBN 978-1-77126-125-8 $17.00 CDN/USA 64 pages Winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry (2017) Funny and frank, playful and unpredictable, frequently outrageous and undeniably smart—Meaghan Strimas’s poems explore the lives of girls, women, and a few bad men who maybe wish they were a little better. Strimas tackles the darkest and most disturbing […]

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All Of Us Reticent, Here, Together

Stephen Brockwell ISBN 978-1-77126-129-6 $17.00 CDN/USA 96 pages Families guard the unsaid. Neighbours listen over the fence and whisper. Technobabble, journalese, and the relentless sloganeering of politics strip-mine our last great cultural resource: words. Amid the detritus of that site, Stephen Brockwell’s All of Us Reticent, Here, Together stakes out a reclamation zone, prospecting for an […]

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