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Just start your engine. Go. Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porter’s prosaic—at times…

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By all accounts, the bludgeoning murder in 1949 of a taxi driverby brothers George and Rufus Hamilton was a "slug-ugly" crime. Georgeand Rue were hanged for it. Repelled and intrigued by his ancestral cousins’deeds, George Elliott Clarke uncovered a story…

Black

by George Elliott Clarke

|October 1, 2012

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Blistering with defiance, tempered with tenderness and desire, Black is a startlingly passionate collection of poems from one of Canada's most gifted writers. George Elliott Clarke combines fiery outrage with delicate confessions of love, creating a commentary…

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Whylah Falls is a mythic community in the heart of Black Nova Scotia, populated with larger-than-life characters: lovers, murderers and muses. George Elliott Clarke's sensuous narrative sings with the rhythm of blues and gospel, spinning a complex, absorbing…

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George Elliott Clarke's Québécité is a three-act multicultural romance set in modern-day Quebec. It tells the story of two interracial couples whose blossoming relationships expose the perils and possibilities of loving across racial and cultural lines.…

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In 1946, Viola Desmond was wrongfully arrested for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 2010, the Nova Scotia Government recognized this gross miscarriage of justice and posthumously granted her a free pardon. Most…

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From Toronto’s poet laureate (2012–15) comes a new book that is a tour de force in confessional verse. This autobiographical sequence in 980 lines contains 70 stanzas of “skeletal sonnets” composed, astonishingly, in one day and one…

Canticles 1

by George Elliott Clarke

|This title releases August 1, 2016

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Book I of ?The Canticles? puts into dialogue ? as dramatic monologues ? those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In this work,…

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Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet—these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke’s best work from his early poetry to his most recent,…

I & I

by George Elliott Clarke

|January 30, 2009

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In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back — meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I…

Red

by George Elliott Clarke

|April 1, 2011

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Red joins George Elliott Clarke's previous 'colouring' books? Blue and Black ?in which he displays an expansive range of poetic forms and rhetorical poses. Its poems mix the candid sexuality of pre-Christian Rome with the pop sentimentally of Italian screen…

Blue

by George Elliott Clarke

|November 1, 2011

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Marking the tenth anniversary of the publication of George Elliott Clarke's Blue , this new and revised Gaspereau Press edition reminds us why Clarke has become one of Canada's most read poets. His work is electric, alive, full of fury, beauty and truth. "I…