Category: Poetry

Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012

Arbeiter Ring Pub | February 1, 2012 | 90 pages
Often cited as one of the finest contemporary lyricists, singer, songwriter and poet John K. Samson captures the essential images of contemporary life. Whether on the streets of his beloved and bewildering hometown of Winnipeg, an outpost in Antarctica, or a room in an Edward Hopper painting, he... More Info

There Devil, Eat That

November 1, 2011 | 85 pages
A book of poems about love, false starts, family, relationships, body parts, lost friends, ancestors and origins, problems, angels, war and travels. This is Lawson's first book of adult poetry since 1999 and it shows the influence of the many intervening years he's spent writing poetry for... More Info

Hydrologos

October 15, 2011 | 109 pages
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... More Info

Straight Razor Days

September 13, 2011 | 113 pages
*Straight Razor Days* takes an unflinching look at masculinity and its shifting codes in 21st c. Newfoundland. Fathers and sons, grandfathers and grandsons, police on the beat, strangers on the run, drunks in bars; God-fearing men, men with manifestos; lost and found men. [Hynes] has a fine ear for... More Info

A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth

September 13, 2011 | 79 pages
Poetry. A PAGE FROM THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH is a book with a coherent vision of natureconstructed or framed, both in the present and in the recent pastthrough zoos, aviaries, formal gardens, menageries, and books like theTime Lifeone named in the title. Informed by the author's grand tour of... More Info

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011

September 1, 2011 | 160 pages
The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011 proudly continues a series that kicked off with a bang in 2008 and thrives under the stewardship of esteemed series editor, Molly Peacock, and a different acclaimed poet guest editor each year. This year Priscila Uppal chose the fifty best Canadian poems... More Info

The Captain Poetry Poems Complete

Bookthug | March 1, 2010 | 88 pages
Poetry. Art. Originally published in 1970 as a mimeo production by bill bissett's seminal blewointment press (the same year that Michael Ondaatje issued his documentary on Nichol titled The Sons of Captain Poetry), smatterings of THE CAPTAIN POETRY POEMS COMPLETE have appeared over the years but... More Info

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