Thanks to 49th Shelf for compiling their wonderful list of the New Generation of Canadian Poets who published first books since 2000!! Brick Books has published 21 first books and I thought it would be fun to highlight these. One quick note - Goran Simic had published extensively before moving to Canada in 1995 -- Brick Books published his first poetry collection in Canada in 2000 so we include Immigrant Blues in our list. And we also include Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei, a first book by the writing group Pain Not Bread (composed of Roo Borson, Kim Maltman and Andy Patton). Enjoy!!
And it is November 2014 now and I am adding 4 books to this list - first books by Joanna Lilley, Susan Paddon, Kate Cayley and Arleen Paré. Lake of Two Mountains by Arleen Paré is her first full poetry collection; her first book Paper Trail contained a mixture of poetry and prose.