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Somewhere Running

By Nathalie Stephens
Categories: Poetry

nathalie stephens' book, Somewhere Running, irreverently examines the tensions between two women ("the artist"), a photographer ("the eyes that watch"), and "the city." Beginning with a very simple premise--two ...

The Asthmatic Glassblower

Billeh Nickerson is a poet for our times--a witty, urbane chronicler of life through lavender-coloured glasses. His poems, full of astonishing pleasures, speak to the wonders of the world: about "the ...

Swallowing Clouds

Work by writers of Chinese-Canadian heritage have achieved international success: this includes books by Wayson Choy, SKY Lee, and Denise Chong, as well as the acclaimed anthology of Chinese-Canadian ...

Hundred Block Rock

Bud Osborn's point of reference is the street of the disenfranchised – literally, the street corners bordered by Main and Hastings on Vancouver's notorious East Side, known as "Hundred Block Rock"--the ...

49th Parallel Psalm

Wayde Compton's first poetry book: a stunning set of poems documenting the migration of blacks to Canada, specifically when the first black settlers-facing an increasingly hostile racist government-left ...

Archive For Our Times

Above all
a poem records speech:
the way it was said
between people animals birds
a poem is an archive for our times
-Dorothy Livesay, "Anything Goes"
Dorothy Livesay, who died in 1996, is considered a pioneer ...

Out of This World

Out of this World is a lively biography of Canada's "People's Poet," Milton Acorn, exploring – and exposing – his larger-than-life myths, and tracing his tragic rise and fall: from his youth in Charlottetown, ...

Ragas From the Periphery

A raga is a melodic composition in Indian classical music that imparts certain emotions. Ragas From the Periphery is a collection that uses language as its instrument.
Phinder Dulai is first and foremost ...

Tender Agencies

Tender Agencies explores the ephemeral yet tangible presence of language in our lives, and the manipulation of language and meaning; chaotic, confrontational, and laced with black humour.

Company Town

The poetic record of the last year in the life of a fictional salmon cannery on the northern coast of British Columbia: a remarkable, multi-voiced document that, in text and photographs, tells the poignant ...