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CanLit's Rosiest Covers

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MxT

MxT

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

Winner of the 2014 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry

MxT, or ‘Memory x Time,’ is one of the formulas acclaimed poet Sina Queyras posits as a way to measure grief. These poems mourn the dead by turning memories over and over like an old coin, by invoking other poets, by appropriating the language of technology, of instruction, of diagram, of electrical engineering, and of elegy itself. Devastating, cheeky, allusive, hallucinatory: this is Queyras at her most powerful.

'Like the central conceptual app …

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Crow's Vow, The

Crow's Vow, The

edition:Paperback

The Crow's Vow is an extraordinarily moving book-length sequence that follows the story of a marriage come undone. Organized into four seasons, the details of the failed relationship are distilled through the physical processes of nature, the buzzing life of wildflowers and birds that the speaker--a wife and mother--studies daily for clues on happiness.Intricately constructed and brimming with resourceful linguistic play, Susan Briscoe's poems are elemental odes on the end of love and its renewa …

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Liar

Liar

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

At once casting aside and reinventing the confessional mode, Liar is a booklength monument to love found, betrayed, renounced, and ultimately accepted as transformative. The white-hot immediacy of detail and scorching emotional honesty of Liar make for a compelling tour through one lover's accounting for her own actions and those of her beloved. From the delusion of ownership to the pain of estrangement, Crosbie's surgical intelligence exposes what romantics so often refuse to acknowledge: the l …

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What It Feels Like for a Girl

What It Feels Like for a Girl

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

What It Feels Like for a Girl is a book-length series of poems that tell the story of two teenage girls as they delve into the big, strange world of sex.

What It Feels Like for a Girl is about many things: the friendships girls have at the most intense times in their lives. Pornography and its “lessons” for the young woman who has never experienced sex in an unfiltered way. What sex and love have to do with each other?if anything. How confusing desire can be. How so many things in this world …

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Artificial Cherry

Artificial Cherry

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, lgbt

Finalist, Vancouver Book Award

Billeh Nickerson is one of Canada's showiest poets; colourful, witty, and wise, with undertones of sexy. By turns outlandish and poignant, Artificial Cherry heralds the return of Billeh's cheeky/sweet sensibilities. From Elvis Presley and glass eyes to phantom lovers and hockey haiku, you're never quite sure where Billeh will take you, but the outcomes are worth the ride.

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Corked

Corked

edition:Book
tagged : canadian

Catriona Strang expertly “fabricates her own reality” in poems that explore the female condition and respond to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. In a powerful and rare display of poetic ingenuity, Strang situates classical themes of existentialism, memory, time, and the role of women in two clarifying contexts: the metaphorical mailbox of Proust and the speaker’s own body, as understood in geographical and geological terms.

we need
not gulf
doubt

nor gist-pierce
our place

what …

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God of Missed Connections

God of Missed Connections

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Written in the near absence of creative works by Ukrainian Canadians of her generation, God of Missed Connections is a breakthrough collection by one of Canada's leading young poets. This book is profound, devastating, and draws on Ukraine's brave and bloody history as a means to explore the author's place in the contemporary world.

"This book explores a century of cultural assimilation in the West, an experience that is not unique to a Ukrainian-Canadian sensibility. In this book, I wanted to c …

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Sweet

Sweet

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

"The bears want not / the honey, but the bees. Carry a swarm / in your pocket to feed the beasts you meet."

Sweet is a gravity-clutched leap into personal emergency and the turbulent landscape surrounding ambivalence, including what lives in that landscape -- invited or not. Dani Couture's second collection of poetry takes the traveller from the emerald ash-borer infested trees of Essex County, Ontario, to the frozen lakes of Alaska and to points in-between. Dogged by tree-snapping winds, garbag …

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