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Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

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We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer,…
6 Essential Questions
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|October 1, 2015

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6 Essential Questions tells the story of Renata as she travels to Brazil to reunite with the mother who abandoned her when she was just five years old. In Rio, Renata discovers more than she bargained for in her quest to uncover the truth of who abandoned whom.…
Cover Before Striking
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|January 24, 2015

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The most common phrase in print is "cover before striking," a warning to those about to innocently strike a match to be careful not to burn their fingers. Uppal's characters in Cover Before Striking are all people pushing their lives to new levels of intensity,…
Traumatology
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|January 1, 2010

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In exploring the topic of health, this collection of poetry tackles a crucial aspect of our lives—but one that is rarely a subject of contemporary art. Playful, satirical, surreal, yet unflinchingly humane, the poems introduce men with wands to patrol their…
The Divine Economy of Salvation
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|January 14, 2003

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In an assured and sophisticated debut novel, celebrated poet Priscila Uppal crafts a dark and suspenseful tale about the crimes of youth that haunt adult life. When she is sent away to a Catholic boarding school, Angela H. finds comfort and rebellion with a group…
Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works
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|September 5, 2006

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A great storyteller, Barry Callaghan is one of the most distinctive man of letters Canada has ever produced. He is fascinated by the no-man?s land that stands between fiction and journalism. Politically and culturally engaged, he is a public scholar and acute…
On Second Thought
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|October 1, 2018

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This is no typical mid-life crisis. Poet Priscila Uppal, faced with a very serious and frightening health crisis as she turned 40, reexamined her relationship to everything in her life, including her sense of what it means to heal. Thoughtfully and playfully,…
The Exile Book of Canadian Sports Stories
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|August 24, 2018

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An impressive assemblage of Canada's best literary voices tells their stories about the wild and fascinating world of sports in this notable anthology. The 26 remarkable Canadian short stories written by authors such as Barry Callaghan, Mark Jarman, and Susanna…
Writing Creative Writing: Essays from the Field
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|May 5, 2018

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Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada's leading writers. Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative…
The Lilies
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|July 4, 2015

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This short story is taken from the collection Cover Before Striking . The most common phrase in print is “cover before striking,” a warning to those about to innocently strike a match to be careful not to burn their fingers. Uppal’s characters in Cover Before…
Sabotage
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|April 15, 2015

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Sabotage is a collection of poems that explores private and public acts of destruction, disruption, and vandalism in the 21st century. In Sabotage, several vital sites are under attack or at risk: the human body (including the brain and biological systems);…
Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother
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|September 16, 2013

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Finalist: Governor General's Literary Awards In 1977, Priscila Uppal's father drank contaminated water in Antigua and within 48 hours was a quadriplegic. Priscila was two years old. Five years later, her mother, Theresa, drained the family's bank accounts and…
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