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children of air india

children of air india

by Saklikar, Renée Sarojini

children of air india is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma. The work is animated by a proposition: that violence, both personal and collective, produces continuing sonar, an echolocation that finds us, even when we choose to be unaware or indifferent...

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Err

Err

by Rhodes, Shane

Sex, booze, war and wordplay collide loquaciously in Err, the latest collection from innovative and accomplished poet Shane Rhodes. Equally amusing and stunning with his joyful manipulation of language and his stark portrayals of disease and oppression, Rhodes tackles everything from AIDS to martinis with style, wit and clarity...

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False Maps for Other Creatures

False Maps for Other Creatures

by MillAr, Jay

"[U]ndeniably fruitious and wild."
- Kemeny Babineau, The Danforth Review


False Maps for Other Creatures expands the taxonomy of insects, mushrooms and trees to inventive meditations on life and language...

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Forage

Forage

by Wong, Rita

Winner of the 2008 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
Finalist for the 2008 Asian American Literary Award

Rita Wong's new collection of poems explores how ecological crises relate to the injustices of our international political landscape...

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Hitch

Hitch

by Holmes, Matthew

"Matthew Holmes brings us to the end of his rope with a nuanced precision... we are not tethered by what he hitches us to, for as he writes, generously, 'the premise of tying' is, yes and ever, 'to untie.'"
-- Er�n Moure

"A solid debut distinguished by Holmes' far-ranging versatility...

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Other Poems

Other Poems

by MillAr, Jay

"I have to wonder why poets are always expected to write exactly what they wrote the last time they wrote a poem. So I wrote the poems a little differently this time. That's okay too."
- MillAr, interview published in The Danforth Review

Jay MillAr's poetry resists classification...

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perpetual

perpetual

by Wong, Rita

The power of water is the power of blood, flood and drought. Water keeps it real, keeps us real. Forgetting this, we turn the earth into a toxic dump. Remembering this, we unfurl the future as perpetual possibility.
Water is also the strength of subtlety, quietly making its way through your body. perpetual is both a gift and a warning from water...

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radiant danse uv being

radiant danse uv being

by

a blewointment book

"bill bissett is my astral twin."
--Margaret Atwood

Many of Canada's most renowned poets salute a national treasure in this poetic tribute to bill bissett. bissett has been a landmark on the Canadian literary scene since the 1960s, renowned as much for his fascinating life as for his poetics...

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then/again

then/again

by Elrick, Michelle

Michelle Elrick's then/again is a poetic account of finding home, and the meanings and moments that the concept of home can come to embody. The collection tracks the poet through a landscape of intimate places--an ancestral home in Scotland, a mother's birthplace in Salzburg, a childhood home on the West Coast--as well as the memory-warped terrain of the poet's past houses...

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The things I heard about you

The things I heard about you

by Leslie, Alex

Shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch award for innovative poetry, The things I heard about you is an exploration of precision and the unspoken, executing a process whereby vignettes and scenes break apart into fragments, rumours or suggestions of the original story. When stories decompose or self-destruct, the results vary, producing an effect of texture and syntactic transformation...

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Timely Irreverence

Timely Irreverence

by MillAr, Jay

Timely Irreverence is a collection of occasional poems that are sewn together through the inescapable intrusion of poetry itself. With circles of logic that provoke thoughtfulness, the paths of these poems are alluringly complex, and they engage through amusing points of casual living, visceral moments when poetry is permitted to intrude upon the everyday...

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Undark

Undark

by Pool, Sandy

"Later we will laugh; shake moonlight
off our clothes like ash.

For now we stare at the clock. The
day wears, tired as mechanism...

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undercurrent

undercurrent

by Wong, Rita

The water belongs to itself. undercurrent reflects on the power and sacredness of water--largely underappreciated by too many--whether it be in the form of ocean currents, the headwaters of the Fraser River or fluids in the womb...

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X

X

by Rhodes, Shane

One of the first lines of X, Shane Rhodes' sixth book of poetry, is a warning: "this book of verse demands more of verse, this book demands perversity." He goes on to write:

This book is about where I live, a place still settling, still making the land--law by law, arrest by arrest, jail by jail--its own
snow blown

Heed this warning...

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Similar Titles

  • Err
  • False Maps for Other Creatures
  • Forage
  • Hitch
  • Other Poems
  • perpetual
  • radiant danse uv being
  • then/again
  • The things I heard about you
  • Timely Irreverence
  • Undark
  • undercurrent
  • X
  • children of air india
 

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