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New Generation of Canadian Poets

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Great Canadian Poets who have published their first books since 2000, as selected by Canadian readers.

Goodbye, Ukulele

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Leigh Nash's first full-length poetry collection is jammed with surprises and conundrums: lovesick whales, a mermaid Virgin Mary, pumpkins tossed from windowsÑa litany of strange and striking questions. The poems in Goodbye, Ukulele layer stark images that yield truths, lies, and what glimmers between. Blending crisp language, an often humorous absurdity, and a lush darkness, Nash's poems evoke 'Silver thick with years of tarnish. A bloody heart with one bite missing.' Turn any page in this boo …

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The Irrationalist

The Irrationalist

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

The Irrationalist is the acclaimed follow-up to the award-winning poetry collection, Past Imperfect, from one of Canada's best poets. At once whimsical and heartbreaking, these eccentric lyrics investigate the shifting grounds of knowledge while refusing to take any authority -- be it Epictetus, Therese de Lisieux, Nicolaus Copernicus, Ma Yuan, or the fugitive spectre of self, to name only a few of the volume's dramatis personae -- too seriously. Here one inhabits a world on the eve of extinctio …

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Love Songs For A Tender God

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian
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The Laundromat Essay

The Laundromat Essay

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

A difference between us bridged my fondness for a street that ran through the kitchen. It was evenly lined with the trees that line those kinds of streets. That autumn we had to gather the leaves from the floor. They fell when you quietly pulled down the shelves from inside the cabinets.

‘I know the owner of the laundromat,’ reflects the narrator of this extended poem, ‘but can’t remember his name, which could be for many reasons.’ The laundromat is across the street from his apartment. …

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Mammoth

Mammoth

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

Larissa Andrusyshyn's début collection confronts loss and mourning by exploring the lyric science behind keeping things alive in a world where technology is at work reviving extinct species. Through strikingly innovative uses of metaphor, personification, and surrealistic leaps of narrative imagination, this exciting and wide-ranging collection of poems about family and memory in the context of human bio-intervention pushes our thinking about the relationship between parts (fragments, shards, t …

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Mourner's Book of Albums, The

Mourner's Book of Albums, The

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Daniel Scott Tysdal follows up his first award-winning collection of poetry with The Mournerâ??s Book of Albums, an emotionally striking and formally ambitious exploration of the elegiac tradition and the twenty-first-century attitude to remembrance and grief. Encountering a wide range of arresting eventsâ??from a best friendâ??s suicide to the war in Afghanistan, from improvised memorials to the plastinated corpses of Body Worldsâ??these innovative poems survey the forces and forms that sha …

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Night Gears

Night Gears

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

From the "whittled towns" towns of Saskatchewan to the song of the "red-breasted delivery truck," Bren Simmers uses her unique ability to draw connections between rural and urban, between the divine and the absurd, to create dazzling poetry. In Night Gears Simmers' first collection, her lines demand the reader's attention, whether she is cataloguing roadkill on a trip to the arctic, revelling in the intensity of a thunderstorm at a fire lookout, or unfolding the silent pain of small-town life.

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Nights, Also, The

Nights, Also, The

edition:Paperback

Anna Swansonâ??s poetry leads you through a life that tries to deal with a misunderstood illness, a gradual acceptance of oneâ??s sexuality, and a sometimes onerous relationship with nature. Her writing is as honest as it is complex, and it attempts to reconcile an identity that has been distorted by illness through a profound analysis of memory and individual meaning. With poems that run the gamut from fearful to the absurd, that are at once deep and pithy, Anna Swanson proves in The Nights, …

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