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Spring preview 2015: short fiction & poetry


Spanning more than three decades, and three previous volumes, The Tongues of Earth: New and Selected Poems (Coteau Books) provides a comprehensive overview of the work of poet Mark Abley. New poems adjoin earlier work, much of it appearing in new revisions.

Time, dreams, and the “treasurehouse” of the past inform My Shoes Are Killing Me (Biblioasis), the new collection from Montreal poet Robyn Sarah.

Following the 2009 volume in the Essential Poets series from the Porcupine’s Quill comes a brand-new collection of poems from Governor General’s Literary Award winner Don Coles. A Serious Call contains 14 poems that explore the effects of time and language on human relationships.

Beloved B.C. poet Lorna Crozier returns with The Wrong Cat (M&S), a new collection of lyrics about the ways animals view humans, whether dogs go to heaven, and other matters both quotidian and profound.