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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…

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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 writers'…

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…

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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…

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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…

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets: Raymond Souster Award The follow up to The Sentinel , winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, A. F. Moritz's The New Measures is a bold collection of fiery, passionate,…

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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Boxing the Compass is a poetry collection of mid-life reassessments that also makes room for the martyrdom of Saint Polycarp, tone-deaf church choirs, the last of the Newfoundland whalers, and vividly remembered Portuguese fishermen. Spiritually searching and…