Category: Poetry

Admission Requirements

March 28, 2017 | 96 pages
A debut collection from a startling new voice in Canadian poetry. The poems of Admission Requirements attempt to discover what is required of us when we cut across our material and psychic geographies. Simultaneously full and empty of its origins, the self is continually taxed of any certainties... More Info

Thing Is

March 28, 2017 | 96 pages
A startling and hip new collection of poetry from a dual American/Canadian citizen who's already making waves on the literary scene. Suzannah Showler's bracing, intense second collection is equal parts cultural critique and phenomenological investigation. Building on the enlightened skepticism of... More Info

Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar

March 28, 2017 | 112 pages
A captivating and poignant new collection of poetry from Griffin Poetry Prize winner Roo Borson that probes some of our most important questions. After Roo Borson's two previous collections -- Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida and Rain; road; an open boat -- set the seasons in motion, focusing... More Info

HUMAN MISUNDERSTANDING

February 1, 2017 | 88 pages
Human Misunderstanding is the latest work by award-winning poet Kathy Mac. The first of the book s three long poems compares a fictional child soldier (a hero) with a real child soldier (a victim). The second juxtaposes eighteenth century philosophy with one person s search for another in downtown... More Info

Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals

Fence Books | March 15, 2016 | 96 pages
The daily, the locale, the un-exceptionalized; love of dog, wife, self-improvement, and keen sight keeping steady pace with notation's distancing.  More Info

Stressed, Unstressed

William Collins | December 29, 2016 | 224 pages
In this little book is one of the oldest of all remedies for stress: the reading of poetry. Intended to help you endure some of your stressful moments and painful experiences, these poems tell us we are not alone. Returned again and again over the centuries by great imaginations are love and death... More Info

Poems in the Manner Of

Scribner | March 7, 2017 | 160 pages
Poems in the Manner Of is an illuminating journey through centuries of writers who continue to influence new work today, including that of respected poet and series editor of The Best American Poetry David Lehman. “Very few writers can actually shape how you see the world. David Lehman is such a... More Info

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Simon & Schuster | March 7, 2017 | 352 pages
The internationally bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that it has moved readers to tears. “Anthony and Ben Holden remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse” (The Wall Street Journal). One hundred women—distinguished... More Info

Wait Till I'm Dead

Grove Press | February 14, 2017 | 272 pages
Allen Ginsberg s poems, from Howl to Kaddish to The Fall of America, have influenced generations of writers and made him a defining figure of the twentieth century. Ginsberg s "Collected Poems," first published in 1984, and expanded in 1997, was originally thought to contain all of his poetic work.... More Info

Shaler's Fish

Grove Press | February 14, 2017 | 96 pages
Before Helen Macdonald rose to international acclaim with her "beautiful and nearly feral" ("New York Times") bestselling memoir "H Is for Hawk," she wrote a collection of poetry, "Shaler's Fish." In robust, lyrical verse, "Shaler's Fish" roams both the outer and inner landscapes of the poet's... More Info

Talking to the Diaspora

Arbeiter Ring | October 18, 2015 | 128 pages
In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Lee Maracle has earned the reputation as one of Canada's most ardent and celebrated writers. Talking to the Diaspora, Maracle's second book of poetry, is at once personal and profound. From the revolutionary "Where Is that Odd... More Info

Even This Page Is White

May 1, 2016 | 72 pages
A poetry book by the author of "God Loves Hair" a bold and timely interrogation of skin.  More Info

Gold

May 1, 2016 | 160 pages
The poems in Gold glitter. From the lush, unrestrained and unabashed tumble and thrust of his sensual lyrics (vivid expressions of love and lust which brook no admonishment) to the measured and stately resonance of his eulogies for community organizers, tributes to leaders and laureates, and... More Info

Islamic Mystical Poetry

Penguin UK | October 29, 2009 | 336 pages
'When the sun of your face shone, The atoms of the two worlds came to life' Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh.  More Info
$23.00

The Noise of the Rain

October 4, 2016 | 160 pages
Praise for Sarah Plimpton “As quiet as a moment just before sleep, Sarah Plimpton’s poems are like preludes to dreams. The ‘everyday’ happens daily, but it is also rare and precious in Ms. Plimpton’s transparent telling.” —John Ashbery “Burnished and elemental, Sarah Plimpton’s... More Info
$18.95

Digsite

October 1, 2016 | 96 pages
Digsite draws on Nicholson's experience working in the Alberta oil sands and arboreal forest, taking an archaeological lens to its subject, and in this way, reimagines tens of thousands of years of human existence. These poems grow from a schism between the current place of living and the ones in... More Info
$18.95

If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You

October 1, 2016 | 96 pages
If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of... More Info

Witness, I Am

October 1, 2016 | 96 pages
Witness, I Am is divided into three gripping sections of new poetry from one of Canada's most recognized poets. The first part of the book, "Dangerous Sound," contains contemporary themed poems about identity and belonging, undone and rendered into modern sound poetry. "Muskrat Woman," the middle... More Info
$14.00

Red

Les Pages Noire | July 23, 2013 | 103 pages
The largest ever civil disobedience movement in Canadian history rocked Quebec in 2012 when hundreds of thousands of post-secondary students staged a province-wide strike against increased tuition fees. Quebec's "Printemps Erable" (Maple Spring) then morphed into a massive social uprising that... More Info
$32.95

Only the Road / Solo El Camino

October 14, 2016 | 528 pages
Covering eight decades and featuring the work of over fifty poets from diverse backgrounds born between 1902 and 1981, "Only the Road / Solo el Camino" is the most complete bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry available to an English readership.  More Info
$22.99

Whiskey Words and a Shovel II

June 7, 2016 | 176 pages
Real and raw, the voice of R. H. Sin delivers gritty, impassioned truths on matters of loving, living, and leaving in his second book of poetry. Sin's first book is a bestseller and continues to delight his one million followers. R.H. Sin's second volume continues the passion and vigor of his... More Info
$16.95

Calling Down the Sky

October 15, 2015 | 96 pages
"Calling Down the Sky" is a poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal Residential School confinements in the 1950's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools against their... More Info
$22.95

Unicorn

November 5, 2015 | 128 pages
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry.  More Info
$26.00

Beautiful and Damned

October 11, 2016 | 416 pages
A man encounters God in a bar; a family is saved by a time traveler in the middle of the night; a journey into the mind of a severely autistic man; a woman finds herself one night out in the city, and more. "Beautiful and Damned" is a haunting and captivating collection, and proof that Robert M.... More Info

A Brilliant Madness

October 11, 2016 | 304 pages
What has happened to us? Where did all the love go? In "A Brilliant Madness," poet and social criticRobert M. Drake addresses these and other pressing questions for the 21st century. These poems, taken from the lastdecade of Drake's work, trace the devolution of a society gone brilliantly mad."  More Info
$23.00

Black Butterfly

October 11, 2016 | 272 pages
The Black Butterfly is a symbol of transformation and rebirth after death. Drake wrote this book for those who have lost someone in death and in life. This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words... More Info
$28.50

Commotion of the Birds

Ecco | November 1, 2016 | 112 pages
A crackling, moving new collection from one of America’s greatest living poets. In over twenty-six original books, the poems of John Ashbery have long served as signposts guiding us through the delights, woes, hypocrisies, and uncertainties of living in the modern world. With language harvested... More Info
$19.99

Ibw Carol Ann Duffy Collection

Pan MacMillan | September 8, 2016 | 64 pages
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$16.95

Traverse

Exile Editions | April 1, 2014 | 79 pages
From Toronto’s poet laureate (2012–15) comes a new book that is a tour de force in confessional verse. This autobiographical sequence in 980 lines contains 70 stanzas of “skeletal sonnets” composed, astonishingly, in one day and one evening. Traverse is a web of intersecting, crisscrossing... More Info

Inuit Poems and Songs

International Polar Institute | August 10, 2016 | 128 pages
Having devoted his life to study of the Eskimos, their language, spiritual life and religion, Thalbitzer found in their values his own mission to search for and preserve theirs  More Info

Partly

Wesleyan | August 2, 2016 | 252 pages
New and selected poetry from Pulitzer prize-winning author Rae Armantrout  More Info

I Must Be Living Twice

Ecco | September 13, 2016 | 224 pages
A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls. Eileen Myles’ work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. Her work opens readers to astonishing new... More Info

Save Twilight

August 9, 2016 | 224 pages
Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortazar s poetry to appear in English."  More Info
$19.95

Coke Machine Glow

Vintage | March 29, 2017 | 94 pages
Gordon Downie, lead singer and lyricist for the popular Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip, will release his first solo record, Coke Machine Glow in Spring 2001. Simultaneously, Vintage Canada is delighted to publish Downie's first book of poetry, under the same title. It will also contain the... More Info

Aimless Love

Random House Trade Paperbacks | October 21, 2014 | 261 pages
A two-time U.S. Poet Laureate presents a volume of more than 50 new poems accompanying a generous gathering from his collections of the past decade to lend insight into his overall poetic achievements and his use of playful, ironic and melodic language.  More Info
$35.95

The Big Red Songbook

May 1, 2016 | 560 pages
In 1905, representatives from dozens of radical labor groups came together in Chicago to form One Big Union--the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), known as the Wobblies. The union was a big presence in the labor movement, leading strikes, walkouts, and rallies across the nation. And everywhere... More Info

Cello's Tears

Pra Publishing | May 6, 2015 | 122 pages
While poetry often uses precise phrases and carefully constructed stanzas to create a kind of written music, author Geza Tatrallyay ups the emotional and structural ante through literary translation. The result is "Cello's Tears," a testament to universal truths that is unhindered by the... More Info

The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

Sarabande Books | April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
Amelia Martens's prose poems sparkle with dark wit, moving from the mundane to the metaphysical with plainspoken lyricism.  More Info
$19.95

Travelogue of the Bereaved

Tsar Publications | April 14, 2014 | 94 pages
Poetry. African & African American Studies. These poems challenge the notion of "home" for persons of African descent born outside the continent. Closely attentive to form and content, narrative and emotion, history and the contemporary, they tell stories that are little known--the lives of... More Info

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambitions and Trembling Hearts

April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
A stunning keepsake edition of the empowering, inspiring message all young women can take to heart. For Teenage Girls celebrates the incendiary brilliance and promise of young women -- our daughters, sisters, friends, ourselves. A beautiful gift, a powerful talisman -- a book to give, to keep, to... More Info

Let the Empire Down

April 12, 2016 | 72 pages
Alexandra Oliver takes us on a journey of escape from the suburbs of North America to Glasgow, Scotland. Training her eye on the locals?on the streets, by rivers, in museums, in playgrounds, in their own homes, in the ill-starred town of Lockerbie?Oliver reflects on issues of escape, exile, memory... More Info

Metanoia

April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
A book-length narrative poem on the exclusive relationship we have with ourselves.  More Info

All the Gold Hurts My Mouth

March 29, 2016 | 90 pages
Katherine Leyton's fresh and vibrant debut collection takes on the sexual politics of the twenty-first century, boldly holding up a mirror to the male gaze and interrogating the nature of images and illusions. Confronting the forces of mass communication — whether television, movies, or the... More Info

Caribou Run

March 29, 2016 | 90 pages
At one moment, a pure abstraction; at the next, an incontrovertible presence of hooves, antlers, and fur. The beating heart of this assured début by Richard Kelly Kemick is the Porcupine caribou herd of the western Arctic. In Caribou Run, Richard Kelly Kemick orchestrates a suite of poems both... More Info

Heresies

August 15, 2015 | 80 pages
The poems incorporate history, legend, and magical realism to create a cross-cultural baroque feeling.  More Info

Milk and Honey

Andrews McMeel Publishing | October 6, 2015 | 208 pages
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes... More Info

Today Means Amen

February 2, 2016 | 112 pages
Vivid, courageous, and candid, the poetry of Sierra deMulder speaks straight to the heart. Dear you: Whoever you are, However you got here, This is exactly where you are supposed to be. This moment has waited its whole life for you. These are the opening lines of "Today Means Amen," YouTube star... More Info

The Xenotext

Coach House Books | September 21, 2015 | 200 pages
Enciphered in a bacterium, "The Xenotext" is the world's first living poem.  More Info

Country Club

Coach House Books | October 19, 2015 | 88 pages
"Country Club" springboards from the inner rings of corporate America into a world where freedom is measured in football fields.  More Info
$17.00

Adam Smith in Rhymes

CreateSpace | June 9, 2015 | 52 pages
Economics is the study of how people make decisions. It is an extremely interesting field because it reveals so much about human psychology and relationships, how to critique government policies and of course, how to maximize cash money! However, people have an aversion to economics because... More Info

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