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The Chat with David Bateman

by Trevor Corkum

Acclaimed writer David Bateman has just released his fabulous debut novel, DR SAD (University of Calgary Press). It follows the life of Stephen, a poet …

Launchpad: knot body, by Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch

by Kerry Clare

"Readers may sit and ruminate on the sharp and sensual inquiry offered by each individual letter, or read cover-to-cover and be present to the gorgeously-engaged, …

2020 Poetry Delights

by Pearl Pirie

A list by the author of new collection footlights. These books turn and explore, question and listen.

All New Animal Acts

Essays, Stretchers, Poems

by (author) Don McKay

TreeTalk-ing or, "How I Became a Serial Poetry Monogamist"

by Ariel Gordon

"I knew I wanted to do more than just sit in a booth, eating chicken and waffles, and writing. It had to do something that was ever-so-slightly performative, …

Everybody’s Martyrology

by (author) Frank Davey

William Blake

Modernity and Disaster

edited by Tilottama Rajan & Joel Faflak

Filling the Gaps, Minding the Gaps: the Unconventional (Mostly) Small Town Girls of CanLit

by Robin Durnford

An amazing recommended reading list by Robin Durnford, whose new poetry collection is Gaptoothed.

Most Anticipated: Our 2020 Fall Poetry Preview

by 49th Shelf Staff

Our Fall Preview continues with poetry, an intriguing selection of debuts, collected works, and excellent new releases.

The Chat with Cicely Belle Blain

This week on the Chat, we’re in conversation with Cicely Belle Blain, author of the forthcoming poetry collection Burning Sugar (VS. Books/Arsenal …

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