Recommended Reading List
Fall 2014 Poetry
Download list
Please login or register to use this feature.

Fall 2014 Poetry

By 49thShelf
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
These new collections of poetry are appearing this fall from Canadian publishers across the country.
Leak

Leak

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Welcome to Kate Hargreaves' Leak, where the relationship between language and the body lives in the bumps and bruises that in turn become new ways of understanding the borders and leaks of our everyday existence. In Leak, bodies lose pieces and fall apart, while words slip out of place and letters drop away. Emergency room signage becomes incomprehensible, the census requests bodily measurements, a cyclist confuses oil with her own blood. This visceral deconstruction of the body and its multipl …

More Info
Angular Unconformity

Angular Unconformity

Collected Poems 1970-2014
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

Angular unconformity: a discordant surface of contact between the deposits of two episodes of sedimentation in which the older, underlying strata have undergone folding, uplift, and erosion before the deposition of the younger sediments, so that the younger strata truncate the older.

— Michael Allaby, ed., A Dictionary of Earth Sciences, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

Angular Unconformity shows us a life's work in cross-section, a restless and humane intelligence, ever searching …

More Info
Washita

Washita

New Poems
edition:Paperback
tagged :

"Lane is a poet more of the individual, hard-hitting poem; like physical blows, he wields his pieces like small threats of intense beauty."
--Globe and Mail

Following the success of his award-winning memoir There is a Season (2004) and his bestselling novel Red Dog, Red Dog (2008), Patrick Lane felt his celebrated poetry career might be at an end and published his Collected Poems in 2011. But the process of revisiting his collected poetic works rekindled his first love and launched him on a new p …

More Info
DOWN

DOWN

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

How can we carve private spaces from discarded publics?

DOWN takes junk language – with cameos by Frank O’Hara, Frank Ocean, Aaliyah and the Temptations – and distresses it, building sonically dense poems that are caught between the poignancy and flatness of their source texts. Disorientation and defamiliarization yank fresh feeling from banal sentiments in this playful collection.

‘I’ve believed in Dowling’s poems for a long time with you. Or maybe you’re just now catching up to how …

More Info
orient

orient

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Orient is the third collection from one of Western Canada's most accomplished poets. Composed mainly of three long poems--an extended meditation on the connection between man and fish, the lament of a big-souled cowboy poet looking up from rock bottom, and a historical envisioning of an intimate relationship between a pioneer and a powerful crone--Orient leaps, sings, burrows down, and orients the reader within its rich ecosystem. The appeal of these poems lies partly in their blend of humility …

More Info
Subduction Zone

Subduction Zone

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian, nature

Subduction Zone is a book of meditations on empire -- the desires and agendas of empire, and empire's detritus. From a sweeping panorama of imperial landscapes both classical and modern, it carries us into the troubled natural beauty of the world. Its third and final sequence brings Canadians home, to the manifestations of global technocracy in northwest BC.Whether contemplating rain forests in the Visayan Islands or Edward Burtynsky's photographs, these poems gaze unflinchingly at the exploitat …

More Info
Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something

Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something — Paul Vermeersch’s fifth collection of poetry — is, as its title suggests, a lyrical meditation on written language and the end of civilization. It combines centos, glosas, erasures, text collage, and other forms to imagine a post-apocalyptic literature built, or rebuilt, from the rubble of the texts that came before.

More Info
Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue

The Collected Poems
edition:Book
also available: Book
tagged : canadian

When Phyllis Webb published Wilson’s Bowl in 1980, Northrop Frye hailed it as “a landmark in Canadian literature”: landmark, an event that marks a turning point in something (in this case, Canadian literature); and an instantly recognized feature of a landscape (in this case, the landscape of Canadian poetry). Wilson’s Bowl was Webb’s fifth volume of poetry. Three more followed and then she fell silent, turning from literature to abstract painting.
Peacock Blue compiles in a single v …

More Info
comments powered by Disqus

There are two ways to make a reading list

This way:

  1. Click the "Create a New List" button just above this panel.
  2. Add as many books as you wish using the built-in search on the list edit page.

Or that way:

  1. Go to any book page.
  2. In the right-hand column, click on "Add to List." A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. From the drop-down menu, either add your book to a list you have already created or create a new list.
  4. View and edit your lists anytime on your profile page.
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...