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Ossuaries

by Dionne Brand

|March 30, 2010

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Dionne Brand’s hypnotic, urgent long poem – her first book of poetry in four years, is about the bones of fading cultures and ideas, about the living museums of spectacle where these bones are found. At the centre of Ossuaries is the narrative of…

1996

by Sara Peters

|April 13, 2013

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Sara Peters' visionary debut collection is a book about obsessions - about desire, violence, sex, beauty, and cruelty, about how they lace through our days, leaving us changed. In these startling poems of mystery and terror, we meet remarkable characters…

The Chimney Stone

by Rob Winger

|September 28, 2010

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In this eagerly anticipated follow-up to his award-winning, critically lauded debut, Rob Winger's sophomore collection, The Chimney Stone , bends the contemporary lyric into startling new shapes. Concentrating on a splendid mess of headlines, wars, politics,…

Crawlspace

by John Pass

|May 26, 2011

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The poems in crawlspace , John Pass's first volume of poetry since he won the Governor General's Literary Award in 2006, work within the narrowing passages imposed upon us by the inevitable strictures and limitations of living and experience: aging, love and…

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From twirling tassels to dead playmates Archive of the Undressed is a sharp, darkly comic look at the image of women in a society between changing sexual mores. Jeanette Lynes brings her iconic style to these poems, fearlessly critiquing attitudes towards women,…

Night Gears

by Bren Simmers

|September 1, 2010

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From the "whittled towns" towns of Saskatchewan to the song of the "red-breasted delivery truck," Bren Simmers uses her unique ability to draw connections between rural and urban, between the divine and the absurd, to create dazzling poetry. In Night Gears…

Winter Sport: Poems

by Priscila Uppal

|September 14, 2010

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Have you ever wondered what a luge poem or snowboarding poem or hockey poem would look like? In this collection by celebrated poet Priscila Uppal, who was the poet-in-residence for Canadian Athletes Now during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, physical and…

The Certainty Dream

by Kate Hall

|October 15, 2009

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Winner of the 2010 A. M. Klein Poetry Prize Shortlisted for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize Descartes asked, How can I know that I am not now dreaming? The Certainty Dream poses similar questions through poetry, but without the trappings of traditional philosophy.…

Lookout

by John Steffler

|March 16, 2010

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The first collection of new poems in more than a decade from one of Canada’s most respected poets   The poems in John Steffler’s new collection are enlivened by the same muscular acts of attention that characterize his earlier books. As always,…

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Detailing a point of view that is both contentious and genial—somewhere between the outlooks of Archie Bunker and Dale Peck—the wide-ranging poems in this honest collection ponder questions concerning art, history, and psychology while reveling in the…