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Goodbye, Ukulele

Goodbye, Ukulele

Leigh Nash ISBN 978-1-894469-50-0 $16.95 CDN / US 68 pp Leigh Nash’s first full-length poetry collection is jammed with surprises and conundrums: lovesick whales, a mermaid Virgin Mary, pumpkins tossed from windows—a litany of strange and striking questions. The poems in Goodbye, Ukulele layer stark images that yield truths, lies, and what glimmers between. Blending […]

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Flutter


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Alice Burdick ISBN 978-1-894469-41-8 $16.95 CDN 98 pp Nova Scotia poet Alice Burdick’s second major poetry collection is a cat’s cradle of startling imagistic leaps and quiet meditations. Burdick sets her lateral gaze on small-town news stories, banal occurrences, and the tiny things of a semi-rural life. In the tradition of John Ashbery or Lorine […]

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Floors of Enduring Beauty


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Steven Venright ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-33-3 $16.95 CDN $12.95 100 pp With his first full-length work since the acclaimed Spiral Agitator (2000), Steve Venright sails even further out onto uncharted literary waters. Floors of Enduring Beauty is laden with delirious extended prose poems, distorted philosophical musings, elaborate advice for instant gratification, a spoonerist narrative that rollicks […]

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First Comes Love


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Pino Coluccio ISBN 1-894469-21-6 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 72 pp In First Comes Love, Pino Coluccio takes family matters, high school angst, dead end jobs, and enduring love and turns them into poetry as catchy as a pop song. These are the kind of poems that recognize our human foibles and comment on them with […]

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Fever


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Leanne Averbach ISBN 1-894469-23-2 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 88 pp Erotic and absurdist, Leanne Averbach’s fever docu-rides a life examined through multifarious experiences. Through her iconoclastic lens, life as a former left-wing activist and trade union organizer takes shape with indelible moments spent in factories or incarcerated in jail cells. Averbach’s work contains vivid tales […]

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Emergency Hallelujah


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Jason Heroux ISBN 978-1-894469-40-1 $16.95 CDN / US 70 pp Praise for Emergency Hallelujah “Walking out your door each morning to a world not quite as you expect it, and then walking back inside each evening to a world not quite as you expect it — that’s the effect of reading Emergency Hallelujah, as though […]

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Early Works


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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-43-2 $19.95 CDN 200 pp Pier Giorgio Di Cicco’s literary rise is legendary. With incendiary energy he published 13 books between 1975 and 1986. Each new book was a startling and daring departure from the previous one and this body of work “blazed,” in Dennis Lee’s words, “one of […]

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Dog Eat Rat


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Tom Walmsley ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-42-5 Everybody wants to get to Heaven, but nobody wants to die. And in Hell, everyone is naked. Dog Eat Rat, the third novel by Tom Walmsley, one of Canada’s most uncompromising writers of plays, fiction and poetry, is the story of private investigators Trip and Ginger, who continually devise new […]

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Dog


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Catherine Owen & Joe Rosenblatt With photographs by Karen Moe ISBN 1-894469-34-8 (978-1-894469-34-0) $18.95 CDN $16.95 US 96 pp Guardian of the gates of hell, brightest star in the night sky, the dog is the saucy, swaggering, world-weary trickster whose indomitable spirit has been mythologized for millennia. In Dog, poets Catherine Owen and Joe Rosenblatt […]

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Dead Men of the Fifties


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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco ISBN 1-894469-19-4 $19.95 CDN $15.95 US 144 pp From the “endlessly inventive” mind of one of Canada’s greatest poets, comes Dead Men of the Fifties, a rollicking tour through a hopeful, headlong decade filled with jive talkin’ jazzmen, the tallest dancer in burlesque, regular folks, movie stars, and TV dogs. Following […]

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