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Poetry

By Alice Major

Memory’s Daughter is former Edmonton poet laureate Alice Major’s eighth collection and the follow-up to her Pat Lowther Award–winning Office Tower Tales. The book’s 85 poems cover ground that will be familiar to Major’s readers: ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Fraser Sutherland

Taking its name from Philosophie des Als Ob, which Hans Vaihinger published in 1911, Fraser Sutherland’s latest poetry collection draws on the German philosopher’s notion of the unknowable nature of reality and the theory that ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Michael Lista

There aren’t many Canadian books of poetry that are anticipated with quite so much excitement as Michael Lista’s debut, which has been the talk of the town for some time. But the book outpaces the ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Suzanne Hancock

Cast from Bells is Montreal-based poet Suzanne Hancock’s second collection. In it, she blends historical poems about bells – their forging, their transformation into weaponry, and the melting down of those weapons to cast them ... Read More »

June 9, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Suzanne Buffam

The Irrationalist is Chicago-based expat Suzanne Buffam’s second collection, following her Gerald Lampert Award–winning debut, Past Imperfect. The book’s title plays on a snippet from Aristotle’s Poetics: “it is exclusively the irrational upon which the ... Read More »

April 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Ian Williams

The letters on the cover of Ian Williams’ debut collection are all white except for one “u” and one “i,” both of which are red. This is because the poems in the book are chiefly ... Read More »

April 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Stephen Rowe

Never More There is Newfoundland-based school teacher Stephen Rowe’s first collection of poems. In many ways, it is a typical debut, featuring poems of family history, quotidian observations, formal experiments, and nods to literary models ... Read More »

February 25, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry