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New Generation of Pedlar Press Poets

By Pedlar Press
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First books of poetry, published in 2000 or later
Hydrologos

Hydrologos

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Hydrologos is one long poem composed in five suites and a coda, and spoken through masks. It is a poem about a specific passion, the one that always follows love: sorrow. At the poem’s centre is the original lyric elegy, the myth of Orpheus, but re-imagined from the perspective of Eurydike. What happens to a human being under the geologic pressure of passion? — One calls out, and the world’s response is silence. The work of sorrowing, one learns, is the work — the endless work — of lis …

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Good Meat

Good Meat

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Good Meat is a collection of mostly observational poems that revolve around food -- more specifically, the varying complex relationships we have with the things we eat. In these poems, food feeds both disease and celebration, sometimes in the same breath. Whether we are eating out of necessity or pure desire, these poems have something to say about our most internal -- and often inexplicable -- impulses.

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Pale Red Footprints

Pale Red Footprints

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The poems of Pale Red Footprints were inspired by found journal material belonging to the poet's grandfather, a French Canadian who lived within the landscapes of northern Ontario, Alberta and the southwestern United States in 1930s poverty and later prosperity, through inescapable hardship and choices which shaped not only his life but the lives of generations to come.

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On Every Stone

On Every Stone

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Rachel Vigier's debut collection is a book of poems about disappearance. The poems are based on the grief enacted through the unsolved disappearance of the poet's sister and Vigier's witnessing of the sudden disappearance of thousands of ordinary people during the terrorist attacks on New York City. This remarkable first work is written from the wrenching uncertainty of shadowy loss and explores both what is missing and what remains.

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This Woman Alphabetical
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Winner of the Archibald Lampman Award
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Small Arguments
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Winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry
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