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Poetry, of course!

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outskirts

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A powerful diptych juxtaposing our rootedness in family love with a report from the precipice of planetary disintegration.

Sue Goyette's outskirts is a tour de force. Its originality lies in Goyette's refusal of despair, her conviction that the connections among people, their conversation, curiosity, empathy and awe, can help us see a way forward. Her aim is to find energy in human love, a way to walk the darkness rather than hide from it. This book will name you, and frighten you; make you laugh …

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Bones in Their Wings

Bones in Their Wings

A Series of Ghazals
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Credo

Credo

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The elegance, verbal felicitousness, and subtle crafting that were the signature qualities of Carmine Starnino's debut, The New World, are once again on display in his second book, Credo. Whether the subject is a passport, a clothesline, an antique goblet, prayer, or archaic English words, Starnino exercises an arresting mixture of wit and wordplay that rejoices in its own resources, its own cadence and diction. Credo places Starnino in the forefront of a new generation of Canadian poets.

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A Lover's Quarrel

A Lover's Quarrel

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More outspoken criticism from one of the 'attack dogs of Canadian Literature'.

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Secrets of Weather & Hope

Secrets of Weather & Hope

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Cumulus

These are the carriers.
Their large, mild bodies make us think
of domesticity, of milk. Mammalian
they hold the rain in their bellies, a generous
temperament. They too are susceptible
to time, but more graceful than us.
Unafraid, they will let go
when they must. They breathe
more deeply and know something
of sadness. Their bodies are sympathetic.
Rain is what they know best and least.

Sue Sinclair’s poems speak from that precise place where our perception of the world and our c …

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Questions About the Stars

Questions About the Stars

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With Questions About The Stars Sarah sustains and extends her reputation as one of our finest poets, one in whom music, craft and attention occur together in chambers of live air.

"The cool delight of her poetry is to turn those subjects of routine fogetfulness into words that quiver in the heart...Sarah knows the language: its pressure points, its traditions, its crevices. Trained as a musician, she also understands flow and timing, when to sing and when to keep silent." --Mark Abley, The Gazett …

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Whistle for Jellyfish

Whistle for Jellyfish

Foreword by Stephanie Bolster
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Whistle for Jellyfish is a poetry collection written by six award-winning poets - Sylvia Adams, Brock Currie, Gill Foss, Glenn Kletke, Barbara Myers, and Margaret Malloch Zielinski. Their decision to write a collection of travel poems was based on a desire to share experiences in a way that would preserve their distinctive voices and relate all aspects of travel, from anticipation and pleasure through deterrents, hardships and imbroglios to revelations and the varied features – elegiac, eulogi …

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Loop

Loop

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By the author of Light Falls Through You and the novel Canterbury Beach

In Loop, Anne Simpson explores the power, and the anguish, of many different modes of return – retrieval, revision, the covering of old ground with eyes wider and thoughts reconditioned by difficult wisdom. These poems occur at that place where a focused, compassionate vision comes to inhabit language and to find the forms that will suffice: a Möbius strip poem that loops back on itself; a crown of sonnets that take us bac …

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Excerpt

A NAME, MANY NAMES
I knew you
long before I saw you,
one thing inside another
making itself up. Lightly,
snow fell, kept falling
the night you were born —
like those prayers tied
to branches by the Japanese —
scissored bits of paper,
each one a word:
a name, many names, loose
in the dark.

Later you’ll need a name
that’s door and window, roof
and bed. You’ll need a name to foil
the thief that comes
to live in your heart. But now
you need a name so diaphanous
and small
it takes its shape from air.

Anne Simpson is the author of three books of poetry, Light Falls Through You, winner of the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize; Loop, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize; and, most recently, Quick. She is also the author of a novel, Canterbury Beach. She lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where she helped establish the Writing Centre at St. Francis Xavier University.

A Word about the Poem by Anne Simpson
I wrote “Name, Many Names” after the birth of my first child.  Snow was falling that night; it was a delicate, shimmering thing in the darkness. Visiting hours were over at the hospital, and even my husband had gone home. I was half-asleep, thinking about what it is to name a child, and I realized that I wanted my son to have one name for the world, and another name that was not for the world at all, but something else — a hidden name. 

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