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Pigeon

by Karen Solie

|April 1, 2009

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Karen Solie launched to prominence with her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine (2001), finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of many other awards and citations. She continued her upward trajectory with Modern and Normal (2005), and is now…

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…

Ashland

by Gil Adamson

|April 1, 2011

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An assemblage of vivid prose-poetry, both gripping and furious, this collection navigates a macabre tour of nightmares, perverse secrets, and death-focused mythologies. Creating a world awash in violence and history, a landscape of gunslingers, madwomen, ghosts,…

Tenderman

by Tim Bowling

|August 31, 2011

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"I grew up in a blue-collar town ten minutes down the road from a white-collar town. And I've spent most of my life uncomfortable in both places." With these opening words, accomplished poet Tim Bowling outlines the central tension that acts as a vital force in…
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Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award Marooned in the shiftless, unnamed space between a map of the world and a world of false maps, the poems in Methodist Hatchet cling to what's necessary from each, while attempting to…
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The Irrationalist is the acclaimed follow-up to the award-winning poetry collection, Past Imperfect, from one of Canada's best poets. At once whimsical and heartbreaking, these eccentric lyrics investigate the shifting grounds of knowledge while refusing to take…

Paradoxides

by Don Mckay

|March 20, 2012

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Multi-award-winning poet Don McKay returns with a startling collection of new poems, his first since his Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, Strike/Slip   Don McKay is known, among other things, as Canada's foremost poet of the natural world. Readers have…
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Melanie Siebert’s stunning debut collection travels remote northern rivers, as well as two of Canada’s most threatened rivers, the Athabasca and the North Saskatchewan. These rivers push the poems into a contemplation of loss and into the terrain of…
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Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize (2002) The word 'eunoia,' which literally means 'beautiful thinking,' is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l'Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), a French…

Li'l Bastard

by David Mcgimpsey

|October 15, 2011

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Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Poetry David McGimpsey's fifth collection of poems takes to new levels the melding of the deeply personal and the culturally popular that drove his acclaimed book Sitcom (nominated for the A. M. Klein Prize for…
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The first new collection of poetry from Roo Borson since her highly acclaimed collection Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida , winner of three major prizes, including the Griffin Poetry Prize.   Roo Borson's new collection continues the exploration of…

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.…