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    Following Sea Lauren Carter Canada
    9780888016577 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:February 04, 2019
    $17.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.29 in | 0.15 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:104 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Spanning almost two hundred years, Following Sea finds anchor in the submerged regions of the heart. With great care, Lauren Carter wades into family histories and geography, all the while charting her own territories. Carried by the ebb and flow of language, Carter's second collection explores issues of infertility, identity, and settler migration, offering a tender examination of home. Urgent and intimate, Following Sea leads us along the shoreline of Carter's Manitoulin memories to show us what she has carried up from the depths.

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      Lauren Carter is an award-winning poet and former Ontarian living in St. Andrews, Manitoba. Her debut poetry collection, Lichen Bright, was long-listed for the ReLit Award and an earlier poem, "Island Clearances," won the ROOM 2014 poetry contest. Her first novel, Swarm was voted onto the CBC Canada Reads long list and her prose has been nominated and long-listed for various awards and been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories. Following Sea is Carter's second collection of poetry.

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      Awards
      CBC Literary Awards 2013, Long-listed
      ROOM Poetry Prize 2014, Winner
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    Mercy Shirley Camia Canada
    9780888016614 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:May 06, 2019
    $17.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.22 in | 0.12 lb | 88 pages Carton Quantity:88 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Expanding breathlessly in the magnitude of loss, Shirley Camia's fourth collection, Mercy, confronts despair to emerge anew with a bright offering of elegy. Beginning at her mother's hospital bed, Camia invites readers to keep vigil while she journeys through seasons of bereavement, from the wake to the graveside, and into a year of processing, searching, and healing. Ethereal and elegant, Camia's reflections are grounded in grief as they do the aching, earth-shattering work of mourning and moving forward.

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      Shirley Camia is a broadcaster and journalist, born in Winnipeg to first-generation Filipino immigrants.

      She has published three books of poetry including The Significance of Moths. Her work has been featured in North American publications such as The New Quarterly, CV2, TAYO and the Winnipeg Free Press, and the anthology, My Lot is a Sky, from Math Paper Press in Singapore. Born in Winnipeg, Shirley has lived across Canada, the Philippines, Japan and Kenya. She is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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      "What Camia captures so authentically in Mercy is the timelessness of loss. These poems evoke an elegiac mode that is as age-old as grief itself, while also inventing surprising ways to write around the perimeters of what's absent. It's a tribute to her mother's passing that invited me in with directness and generosity. From the remnants and rituals, from these "pieces that summon a whole / (hole)," these poems offer a fragile and continuous "treasure."--Phoebe Wang, Admission Requirements

      "Here is an earth song, a death song, a grief song, sung with such gentleness and clarity that every detail, every remembered joy, every terrible moment of surrender, is lit up, vibrant, luminous: "a suitcase / brimming // with / sunflowers."--Di Brandt, Glitter & fall

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    Don't Try This at Home One Family's (mis)Adventures Around the World Daria Salamon Canada, Rob Krause Canada
    9780888016539 Paperback TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues Publication Date:May 16, 2019
    $21.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.69 in | 0.35 lb | 280 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Rob Krause and Daria Salamon sold their car, rented out their Winnipeg home, and packed up their two young children to embark on a 12-month journey around the world. In this dual retelling of their ambitious year abroad, Don't Try This at Home chronicles the hilarious and sensational misadventures of a Canadian family as they travel across 15 different countries in the Southern Hemisphere. In an honest reflection on parenting, marriage, and living for a year on a tight budget, Krause and Salamon take readers through some of the world's most stunning vistas while meeting the challenges of foreign customs, broken-down buses, stomach bugs, personal loss, and their often less-than-enthusiastic children.

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      Daria Salamon's work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press and Uptown Magazine. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been shortlisted for the Writers' Union of Canada's Emerging Writer Short Fiction Award, the Larry Turner Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and the Canadian Authors Association's North of 55 Writing Contest. Daria lives and writes in Winnipeg.



      Rob Krause has at one time performed as a zoologist, a lawyer, and a record label owner. He has been published in the Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Exclaim, and, of course, The Canadian Journal of Zoology. Rob has hitchhiked across Europe and toured with bands throughout North America. He's been to the highest peaks and the lowest valleys. And that's just with his family when they go to the grocery store.

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    Bestiary, The Dennis Cooley Canada
    9780888016690 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:September 15, 2020
    $17.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.37 in | 0.23 lb | 144 pages Carton Quantity:72 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Cooley conducts a chorus of "clucks & barks & muffled cries" to unconstrained cacophony. Bursting with a remarkable and encompassing cast of spiders and fish, crows and bears, rats, chickens, and cows, The Bestiary gives free rein to very human feelings and the way they grow, stunt, and stampede out on the prairie landscape. Amid hushed and howling moments, the natural bends uncanny while the extraordinary roots into the organic under Cooley's careful eye.

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      Recipient of the 2015 League of Canadian Poets' Life Membership Award and the 2013 Manitoba Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Dennis Cooley has been a key figure in Winnipeg's literary community for over 30 years. He has written extensively on Canadian literature, published 20 books of poetry, and edited numerous others. For years a CanLit professor at the University of Manitoba, Dennis Cooley, now retired, lives and writes in Winnipeg.

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      Awards
      High Plains Book Award for Poetry 2021, Short-listed
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      There are other tongues apart from our mother tongues that influence how we understand language, the sounds breathed by the lungs of beasts in the field and sung from the mouths of beasts on the wing. Dennis Cooley speaks in those tongues, animal and human, rendering them with poems about eight-eyed charlatans and black-beaked hucksters. The Bestiary is a Naturalis Mysteria, an encyclopedia of mysteries discovered in an uncanny land by Pliny of these prairies. It is a meta-Metamorphoses, a translation of myths uncovered in an unreliable library by our postmodern Ovid.
      -- Nathan Dueck, A Very Special Episode

      The world shines with life, with mystery, animated by animals, and in The Bestiary Cooley gives voice to it all. Compressing coal-black crows to diamond, Cooley crafts jewelled lines.
      --Jonathan Ball, The National Gallery

      Filled with owlish wisdom, this bestiary hovers, swoops, and tilt-wings, as the crow flies, over the contours of a prairie and its species unique to Dennis Cooley, his tender observations, his wild surmise.
      --Aritha van Herk

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    cold press moon Dennis Cooley Canada
    9780888016737 Paperback POETRY / Canadian Publication Date:September 15, 2020
    $17.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.43 in | 0.27 lb | 168 pages Carton Quantity:72 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      Deep in the woods, way down the well, in the darkest, dampest parts of story, Cooley spins out his web. Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, cold press moon catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and gloms onto something like truth. Romantic and irreverent, playful and profound, these poems work like spells to wake the vital heart.

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      Recipient of the 2015 League of Canadian Poets' Life Membership Award and the 2013 Manitoba Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, Dennis Cooley has been a key figure in Winnipeg's literary community for over 30 years. He has written extensively on Canadian literature, published 20 books of poetry, and edited numerous others. For years a CanLit professor at the University of Manitoba, Dennis Cooley, now retired, lives and writes in Winnipeg.

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      Put up your broken, bloody feet, let your long, golden hair down, and take a deep huffing, puffing breath, folks. Gather round the boiling cauldron in the campfire as Dennis Cooley retells tales conjured by the Brothers Grimm and rewrites stories concocted by Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker. The poems in Cold-Press Moon manipulate and mutate archetypes we've played with for ages: this Orpheus dares the Maenads to tear him apart, the gold of this Midas is rendered worthless, and the princess presents this Frog Prince the kiss of death. These are fables for naughty children.
      --Nathan Dueck, A Very Special Episode

      The world is made of monsters and Cooley bares this truth in dark tales parsed through poetry, twisting fairytale and fable.
      --Jonathan Ball, The National Gallery

      Cold Press Moon is Dennis Cooley at his most sinister and seductive, undressing fairy tales to their bare bones, and then riding their skeletons into a land where animals speak gentle truth, and humans wax proclitic. A beautiful truncation.
      --Aritha van Herk

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    Monumental Manitoba Roadside Attractions and More! Meghan Kjartanson Canada
    9780888016652 Paperback TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest Publication Date:November 15, 2022
    $27.50 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 0.65 lb | 200 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Turnstone Press
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      From Flintabbaty Flonatin to Gimli's mighty Viking, the Glenboro camel to Morden's monstrous mosasaur, Meghan Kjartanson sets out to follow the stories of Manitoba's statues. Featuring over 60 sites of interest, Kjartanson charts an all-ages adventure tracking prairie giants, roadside attractions, and important landmarks, including fire hydrants and golf balls, sturgeons and sunflowers, and, of course, Manitoba's provincial "bird"--the mosquito. Explore the diverse characters and communities at the centre of Canada with this info-packed guide of hidden gems, fun facts, and larger-than-life legends and get to know Monumental Manitoba.

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      Meghan's Kjartanson's passion for rural storytelling started while writing for a rural Manitoba newspaper, where she often discovered untold places rich with history and culture. She turned this passion into Manitoba Landmarks - a podcast aimed at bringing Manitoba's quirky statues and monuments to life. Meghan's debut book, Monumental Manitoba collects these stories and more together with the hope people are encouraged to discover Manitoba in a different, colossal way. She grew up in Gillam, Manitoba and now lives in Winnipeg.

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