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Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems

Jim Smith ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-45-6 $16.95 CDN 150 pp Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems by Jim Smith brings together brand-new work and selections from poetry published between 1979 and 1998. Smith, as always, writes from the front, where the personal and the political face off. His new work adds Nibbles the dog, Canadian […]

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Another Name for Bridge

Suzanne Hancock ISBN 1-894469-22-4 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 72 pp Suzanne Hancock’s debut collection of poems seeks to explore seemingly disparate things: family bonds, self deceit, lost desire, and the final days of Descartes’ life. With precision and urgent honesty these poems take us from an apple orchard in summer, to a Dutch slaughterhouse, to […]

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Aesthetics Lesson

Christopher Doda ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-35-7 $16.95 CDN $12.95 US 68 pp Ranging in form from elegy to satire to metaphysics to blues, Christopher Doda’s latest book, Aesthetics Lesson, is an exciting meditation on art and power. His poems investigate the ‘unnamed cities of light’ created by the artist, reflecting and dissecting how the creative impulse […]

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At the Gates of the Theme Park

Peter Norman ISBN 978-1-894469-46-3 $16.95 CDN / US 70 pp In Peter Norman’s exciting debut collection, the poet stands, awed and perhaps a tad scared, at the brink of a loud, swirling, thrilling world. Its mysteries and its upheavals spark amusement, sadness and occasionally anger. Whether navigating love and loss, facing the trauma of modern […]

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Among Ruins

Christopher Doda ISBN 1-894469-04-6 $14.95 CDN 72 pp “Among Ruins is an intriguing mixture of the fantastic and the frighteningly real. These poems, tinged with the irony of life and politics, convey a dark and powerful mythic undertone that speaks not only to the reader but to the reader’s soul. This is a haunting and […]

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A Love Supreme

Kent Nussey ISBN 1-894469-11-9 Omar Snow is a struggling musicologist trying to finish a book of jazz biographies about Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. When he reaches the Coltrane section strange things start happening around him and to him. Coltrane’s music, or some other new urgency in Omar’s life, triggers a series of […]

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A Beggar’s Loom

Matt Santataresa ISBN 1-894469-07-0 $14.95 CDN 56 pp In the poems of A Beggar’s Loom, Matt Santateresa reaches deeply into place and time to bring us stories from the past: General Wolfe scaling the ramparts of Quebec City gives way to Baudelaire writing to his mulatto lover, Jeanne Duvall. One hundred years later, Shoemaker and […]

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