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The Bone Broker

Lillian Necakov ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-36-4 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 88 pp In The Bone Broker, Lillian Necakov steps into the operating room of human history to take the pulse of a troubled world. This is visceral poetry that bears witness to a “landscape haunted by centuries of rage,” in which the drama of public life […]

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The Body of my Garden

Rishma Dunlop ISBN 1-894469-08-9 $14.95 CDN 120 pp In The Body of My Garden, Rishma Dunlop takes a voyage around the heart in poems that embody the burdens and exhilaration of love. Whether recreating the paradise gardens of Moghul India, or writing an erotically charged poetry of absent lovers, Dunlop uses language in a painterly […]

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The Alphabet of the Traveler

Corrado Paina ISBN 1-894469-25-9 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 56 pp In The Alphabet of the Traveler, Corrado Paina has crafted an alphabetical meditation on the motives and concerns of an anonymous traveler who seeks to escape the bonds of time and determination. It is a book for anyone who has ever gone to a foreign […]

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The Aging Cheerleader’s Alphabet

Jeanette Lynes ISBN 1-894469-151 $14.95 CDN $12.95 US 80 pp In The Aging Cheerleader’s Alphabet, Lynes has crafted a moving portrait of a woman whose humour and chutzpah challenge a world that sees her as a relic of another age. Part nostalgia, part cultural critique with respect to women’s experience of aging, Lynes’ Cheerleader does […]

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Municipal Mind: Manifestos for the Creative City

Pier Giorgio Di Cicco ISBN 1-894469-32-1 ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-32-6 with a preface by Charles Landry In Municipal Mind, Toronto’s Poet Laureate offers a blueprint for building sustainable cities in a global era, predicated on city soul. By weaving bold and savvy strategies for urban creativity and civic prosperity, together with a reasoned appeal for mutual […]

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Hoarse Legend

Corrado Paina ISBN 1-894469-02-X CD Included: 25 min. $15.95 CDN 56 pp In Hoarse Legend, Corrado Paina plunges into the maelstrom of language and race to bring back an evocative report of what is found there. His poems are an incisive critique of a culture that fears difference, yet the cities he describes are splendid […]

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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

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

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

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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