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  • The Lays of Marie de France

    The Lays of Marie de France

    The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were ...

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  • The Last Temptation of Bond

    The Last Temptation of Bond

    you can't stop it. everyone's expendable, James. everyone's replaceable. even you. especially you. In a penetrating, violent, sexy, and often hilarious apocalypse, a world-famous superspy meets his...

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  • Re:Zoom

    Re:Zoom

    – Re:Zoom – a book of no return. How can we return? We resume, but never from where we left off. We continue from some other place.

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  • Office Tower Tales (The)

    Office Tower Tales (The)

    In this ambitious long poem, Alice Major exemplifies the redemptive force of story. Through the light-hearted interplay of such literary touchstones as Chaucer, The Thousand and One Nights, and Gre...

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  • Wells

    Wells

    Jenna Butler draws on her own experiences of her grandmother's disappearance into senile dementia to reassemble a sensual world in longpoem form that positively crackles with imagery and rhythm. Id...

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  • Clarity of Distance

    Clarity of Distance

    Someone once asked Ayesha Chatterjee what idiom she wrote in. She still doesn’t know what the answer to that is, but the poems in this collection attempt to address the issue behind that question: ...

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  • Narcissus Unfolding

    Narcissus Unfolding

    The poems in Narcissus Unfolding are the force of life going on. Narcissus is a love poem – a poem to the love that goes on in the life of the people a loved one leaves behind, a poem of love to th...

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  • Learning to Count

    Learning to Count

    In Learning to Count, Douglas Burnet Smith explores the counterpoint between everyday, often innocent, experiences and the darker elegiac tones of history. The lyricism of Tuscany’s sublime skies m...

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  • Falling Blues

    Falling Blues

    Falling Blues sings about edges and air, about fear, about letting go, jumping, plunging. The poems chart some of the many ways we have of falling in and out (of love, of lines), of falling for and...

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  • Standoff Terrain

    Standoff Terrain

    Standoff Terrain takes its inspiration from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. It is a book of love poems for losers, and since almost everybody has lost at love… well, this book is probably for you. In the...

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  • Children of Ararat

    Children of Ararat

    Keith Garebian’s most personal book to date, Children of Ararat, is the poignant recollection of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It is part of the Dektet 2010. Children of Ararat is made up of 56 p...

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  • [sic]

    [sic]

    [sic] thus written, error mine. Sic to incite to attack, especially as a command to a dog: “Sic ‘em!” Siccingpoetry on you. That’s sick, as in, awesome. Or ill and sickly. Either way, the (gendered...

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  • Forgetting the Holocaust

    Forgetting the Holocaust

    In Forgetting the Holocaust, Ron Charach reflects on his life as a Jew raised in post-Holocaust Canada. Charach’s poems look back on a life of accomplishment and reflect, sometimes with broad come...

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  • Confessions of an Empty Purse

    Confessions of an Empty Purse

    Confessions of an Empty Purse is a poetic transmemoir of passion and fear, laughter, nightmares and dysphoria, preservation, degradation, dreams and pride … and it really happened. I was – am – there.

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  • Autopsy of a Turvy World

    Autopsy of a Turvy World

    Sheri-D Wilson, winner of the 2005 WGA Stephan G Stephansson award for best book of poetry, presents a scalpel-sharp view of 21st century afflictions such as noise pollution, airport security, and ...

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  • Fallacies of Motion

    Fallacies of Motion

    These poems were taken from a diary of poems and sketches kept over forty years. In retrospect they have a repeating pattern of awareness and lack of awareness, of uncomfortably being in society an...

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  • Yes.

    Yes.

    “Witness” is a fine word to describe Rosemary Griebel’s attitude to life, to writing. Not just witness in the sense of one who sees what anyone in the same place would see, but witness in the relig...

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  • kiyam

    kiyam

    Through poems that move between the two languages, McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language, and English, âkayâsîmowin. Written to honour her...

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  • Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe

    Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe

    Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe transports you into the “now” of metaphysical possibility, to fly between solitude and wild abandon, from Buddha blink to cosmic flare. At once organ...

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  • Continuations 2

    Continuations 2

    "Most long poems contain lyric occasions. Here is an amazingly sustained lyric that contains traces of other commodities." -Robert Kroetsch Sheila Murphy and Douglas Barbour extend their singular p...

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  • Personals

    Personals

    These are not love poems. These are almost-love poems. Jittery, plaintive, and fresh, Personals is voiced through a startling variety of speakers who continually rev themselves up to the challenge ...

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  • dear Hermes...

    dear Hermes...

    By turns joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Michelle Smith's debut collection of poems showcases a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Smith's limpid and humane ...

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  • The Metabolism of Desire

    The Metabolism of Desire

    The fact that Cavlacanti’s friend, Dante Alighieri, was a supremely fine poet ought not blind us to Cavalcanti’s own, rather different excellence. Both men were attracted to the dolce stil nuovo, t...

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  • The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

    The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

    With wit and cunning, Noble's poems insinuate themselves into the mediations of "we use language" / "language uses us," into the objectification of "mind," into the struggles and cracking of system...

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  • ex nihilo

    ex nihilo

    The possibility that the present is a continued struggle against nihilism, marked by the will to create, offers important questions about identity and heritage: what does it mean to exist in the pr...

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  • Musing

    Musing

    Musing is a book of sonnets. Working within the framework of a classic poetic form, Jonathan Locke Hart embarks on an extended meditation on our rootedness in landscape and in the past. As sonnets,...

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  • Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophe 1. Rhet. A figure of speech, by which a speaker or writer suddenly stops in his discourse, and turns to address pointedly some person or thing, either present or absent; an exclamatory a...

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  • Praha

    Praha

    Prompted by renowned poet E.D. Blodgett's deep love for and intimate experience of Prague, Praha is a poetic homage to the legendary city's vital spirit. As they build on one another, the poems in ...

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  • Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Award-winning poet Susan McCaslin exercises the profound mother-daughter trauma forged in the Demeter-Persephone myth with unapologetic modernity. This sequence takes on a novel life all its own: H...

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  • Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

    Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

    Crafting wings out of wax and poems from the underground, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea is a dreamlike voyage through poetic narrative format, blurring the line between poetry and fiction. Exploring ...

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  • Kat Among the Tigers

    Kat Among the Tigers

    Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punct...

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  • Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Gospel according to Clarence Thomas: A Libretto

    Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, “The Gospel according to Clarence Thomas” is less about Clarence Thomas than it is about the devastating reign of the Bush administration...

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  • Here Is Where We Disembark

    Here Is Where We Disembark

    With her remarkable debut collection, Yukon poet Clea Roberts proffers a perceptive & ecological reading of the Canadian North's past & present. Roberts deftly draws out the moments that comprise a...

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  • The dust of just beginning

    The dust of just beginning

    Don Kerr knows prairie culture better than most?he knows it from the inside out. He has made us aware of ourselves through his numerous volumes of poetry, his fiction, his many plays, his histories...

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  • Measure of Paris (The)

    Measure of Paris (The)

    Paris remains one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured, both by its lovers and by it...

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  • Windfall Apples

    Windfall Apples

    The venerable tanka and her upstart cousin kyoka mingle with Kerouac’s American pop haiku in five-liner imagist poems and linked sequences. In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west...

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  • Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    The Hornbooks of Rita K, Robert Kroetsch's first volume of new poetry in more than a decade, is a brilliant collection of mysterious fragments. Where has Rita gone and who is reconstructing her oeu...

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  • Too Bad

    Too Bad

    A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait. Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart ...

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  • Memory's Daughter

    Memory's Daughter

    This is a daughter’s poetic homage to her parents, both elegy and celebration, that explores the transformations wrought by history, biology, and the alchemy of love. In Greek myth, the daughters o...

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