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  • What We Are When We Are

    What We Are When We Are

    Kaj smo, ko sm

    Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipuš and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surr...

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  • Magnetic North

    Magnetic North

    Sea Voyage to Svalbard

    “Windburned, eyes closed, this: beneath the keening of bergs, a deeper thresh of glaciers calving, creaking with sun. Sound of earth, her bones, wide russet bowl of hips splaying open. From these s...

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  • Sharkasaurus

    Sharkasaurus

    Faith and facts collide on a Creationist themed golf course when the daughter of a widowed creationist falls for the adopted son of a gay paleontologist. Unbeknownst to the lovers a prehistoric din...

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  • Frank

    Frank

    A historical mystery set in the tragedy of the Frank Slide, one of Canada’s deadliest natural disasters. Eve Lee is in a self-destructive spiral—her big plans for a new life in Frank have not at al...

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  • Hope

    Hope

    Shame is dead, her demon father blasted back to Hell. Hope, newly born into the body of a young woman, stumbles from the battle scarred castle still filled with Shame's malevolent servants. The evi...

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  • Rain Shadow

    Rain Shadow

    Rain Shadow is a collection of poetry that explores the fraught relationship between the natural world and humans yearning to connect with something greater than themselves. The poems range through...

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  • The Comedian

    The Comedian

    Titus Maccius Plautus' career is on the decline. Once renound for bringing Greek comedies to the Roman world, now he struggles to stage a single play. Unlucky with money and unlucky in love, Plautu...

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  • Look Straight Ahead

    Look Straight Ahead

    Jeremy Knowles is a 17-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called ...

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  • The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

    The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories

    Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island” In The Left-Handed Dinner Party and Other Stories—a collection of new, delightful, distinctive short stories—everyone is missing somethin...

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  • Redemption

    Redemption

    In this sweeping saga, Yvonne Harris tells the poignant stories of Robert and Alice, two young people who join the 1846 wagon train to cross North America on their way to the West Coast. Seeking a ...

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  • This Wound is a World

    This Wound is a World

    Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky to world inside.” Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous...

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  • The Riparian

    The Riparian

    The Riparian is a dangerous shimmering chimeric space where “Things broken wash up.” “Did you expect,” a bartender asks, “a constant party here in the drowned city of the joyful damned?” Pasold str...

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  • A Tincture of Sunlight

    A Tincture of Sunlight

    This collection honours the stories about Old Man as Cree/white soldier, biologist, father, son and lover. Old Man assumes an extraordinary character as a trickster. He is mythic, enigmatic, and sy...

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  • Walking Through Turquoise

    Walking Through Turquoise

    Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat: The clumsy intricacies of relationshi...

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  • There Goes the Neighbourhood

    There Goes the Neighbourhood

    There Goes the Neighbourhood is a collection of ten dark-humoured stories that explore the urban setting and portray not only what might go on behind closed doors, but also in front. The stories ar...

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  • A Wake in the Undertow

    A Wake in the Undertow

    Rumble House Poems

    A Wake in the Undertow contains poems from the imaginations of Rich Theroux and Jess Szabo, the creative spirits behind Calgary’s Rumble House Gallery. Illustrated with drawings that emerge from “a...

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  • Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

    Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

    Eskimo, now that’s a word. White word. White word for white people to wrap around their pink tongues. Esquimaux. Spell it any way you want and it still comes out the same, skid row and all. – from ...

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  • When Big Bears Invade

    When Big Bears Invade

    Manitoba artist Nyco Rudolph and Alberta writer Alexander Finbow join creative forces to reveal the myth behind how the Benevolent Bears came to rule over us all. An illustrated children's book for...

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  • Listen. If

    Listen. If

    first snow falling slow hangs in the air a curtain drifting there thickening sight —“Winter” In this new collection, Douglas Barbour experiments with what he calls “rhythmically intense open form...

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  • Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    In 1951 two intrepid women, Phyllis and her best friend, Anne, set off on a journey from Victoria, British Columbia, to Red Deer, Alberta, and back again. Travelling first by 1927 MG Roadster to Al...

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  • The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations by Sheri-D Wilson embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Spirit of Place

    Spirit of Place

    An injured dragonfly is picked from a car grill and placed on a rock to recuperate, only to materialize at a distant trailhead to usher the hiker toward a set of ancient pictographs he might have o...

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  • Spark of Light

    Spark of Light

    Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, t...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    silent sister: the mastectomy poems

    More than a narrative of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, silent sister: the mastectomy poems bears witness to social and psychological impacts, for better or worse, of the altered body and m...

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  • Cemetery Compost

    Cemetery Compost

    By turns garrulous and gnomic, playful and foreboding, tender and raucous, these poems plumb our daily contradictions and divided natures. Treading a taut line between bemusement and despair, they ...

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  • The Bone Weir

    The Bone Weir

    Exploring the intersection of language, culture, and history, D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir is an eclectic collection that gives voice to the dead, the obscured, and the forgotten. One of the book’...

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