Series: North of HerePaperbackPhilip David Alexander9781926942100$19.95FICTION Oct 15, 2012
Donna and Raymond would be the first to admit their 25-year union wasn't perfect. But despite all its various blemishes, their life together works, or at least it did until, one frigid November night, in a field just a few miles from their home, one reckless act throws their lives into a tailspin. Donna is willing to follow a winding path to peace, and turns to her friends and community for help. Raymond, on the other hand, takes a more bare-knuckled approach to life, and believes he'll solve his own problems, one punch or elbow at a time. Nort... + Read More
Series: The Rudley MysteriesPeril at the PleasantA Rudley MysteryPaperbackJudith Alguire9781927426265$16.95FICTION Oct 01, 2013
Margaret Rudley has finally persuaded her husband Trevor to take a vacation, a week-long canoeing expedition in Northern Ontario. Rudley hates the idea of leaving the Pleasant, the beautiful old country inn they've run for over a quarter of a century, but he is reluctant to deny her a cherished dream. They set off, accompanied by long-time guests Elizabeth Miller, Edward Simpson, Norman and Geraldine Phipps-Walker, and a pair of neophytes, Vern Peters and Eric Turnbull. They leave the Pleasant and a few regular guests, including the Sawchucks a... + Read More
While hemispheric approaches in Latina/o scholarship have centred geographically on the Americas, Canada has had limited inclusion in this body of scholarship. These essays seek to include Canada in this field of inquiry and assess the ongoing formation of Latina/o subjectivity in Canadian theatre and performance within ever-shifting hemispheric relations. Contributions include: Alicia Arrizón’s "Martha Chaves’ Narrative of Survival: Stand-Up Comedy, Feminism and Migration;" Saul Garcia Lopez’s "The Latina/o Repertoire on Canadian Stages;" Hugh... + Read More
Series: Fronteras VivientesEight Latina/o Canadian PlaysPaperbackNatalie Alvarez9781770911475$29.95DRAMA Jun 15, 2013
The collection charts the range and depth of Latina/o Canadian theatre—its radical experimentations with form, its unflinching forays into histories of conquest, political oppression, and exile as told from intimate first-person perspectives, its community activism, and its dark humour.The collection includes Alberto Kurapel’s Prometheus Bound According To Alberto Kurapel, Guillermo Verdecchia’s Fronteras Americanas, Rosa Laborde’s Leo, Marilo Nuñez’s Three Fingered Jack and the Legend of Joaquin Murieta,... + Read More
Series: Terminal GrillPaperbackRosemary Aubert9781927443439$14.95FICTION May 15, 2013
At a questionable literary event in a seedy bar in the Toronto of the 1980’s, a 40-something woman meets the proverbial dark, handsome stranger. Lulled by poetry, music and drink, she begins a relationship with a person whose past, present and chancy future seem to be created out of nothing. As she struggles to find out who and what this person really is, she is drawn more and more deeply into the sensuous trap of his compelling sexuality. In an age before Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, she has no way to learn the true identity of the man who... + Read More
Denise has spent the last five years dedicated to uncovering the truth behind her sister Michelle’s disappearance. Haunted by loose ends, she begins seeing visions of Michelle, who gradually guides her in the right direction. As Denise’s marriage and sanity crumble around her, she remains committed to unearthing an unfathomable truth, and coming to terms with a painfully crucial realization - one she has been desperately avoiding. The Hours That Remain is a moving, emotionally charged story of loss, bereavement, and unfaltering hope.
Series: Women Who RockAngela JamesThe First Superstar of Women's HockeyBookTom Bartsiokas9780986638886$14.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Age (years) from 12 - 13Aug 21, 2012
Dubbed "the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey," Angela James became the most dominant female player on the planet from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s. Her rise to hockey stardom, however, was a true long shot. During a difficult childhood plagued by near poverty and familial chaos, hockey was James's escape. Talent and determination eventually took this hockey pioneer from struggling for ice time on boys' teams to the Hockey Hall of Fame where in 2010, she became the first woman, first openly gay player, and second black athlete to ever b... + Read More
Series: Essential Poets SeriesFugitive HorizonsPaperbackHenry Beissel9781550717327$20.00POETRY Dec 01, 2013
These poems take the reader on a mind-blowing journey across the known micro- and macrocosms to the extreme outer edges of space and time. The counter-intuitive insights of modern science here become reality as we are led to question the representations of our senses. Quantum physics and cosmic relativity, captured in the intimacy of the prevailing sonnet form, create a dynamic challenging the reader to reaffirm the human world in the face of the unknowable.
Series: This is ImportanceA Students' Guide to literaturePaperbackGregory Betts9781894987752$10.00HUMOR Jun 08, 2013
Poet, novelist and teacher Gregory Betts has an ear for a well-turned phrase and an eye for captivating errors. In this highly amusing collection, Betts has pulled together some of the best misinterpretations of literature that he has come across in his years of grading papers. With an introduction on the importance of learning through error in education and a full complement of confusions on authors, styles and the point of reading literature, this book will delight English teachers everywhere.
Series: Troubled PilgrimagePassage to PakistanPaperbackBalwant Bhaneja9781927494264$24.95Oct 24, 2013
Troubled Pilgrimage: A Passage to Pakistan is about a journey by the author, a retired Canadian diplomat, who is visiting his ancestral land of Sindh and Punjab in Pakistan, the first visit since he was five. Bhaneja's Hindu family had to leave their homeland following the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. The author's journey begins at the Birla House in New Delhi, India where Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist over sixty years ago, from where he travels into Pakistan during the troubled and violent sp... + Read More
Series: RUSHwhat fukan theory; a study uv languagePaperbackbill bissett9781927040416$20.00POETRY Oct 21, 2012
The publication of bill bissett's Rush: what fuckan theory; a study uv language in 1972 firmly ushered Canadian poetics into the postmodern era. Out of print for 40 years – and reissued here complete with an interview with bissett about the book's creation and a critical afterword by derek beaulieu and Gregory Betts – Rush embodies a collagist, multi-conscious approach to art that recognizes no division between the work and the world, the author and his sexuality, his breath, his influences; the theory and the practice. Arguing that "a new line... + Read More
Most things have no reason. Why you leave a lover or join another, why you choose to stay where you live; these questions you may have no answer for. Or the answers change. Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement explores living from an awareness that has no reference points, that carries the risk of making no sense, of losing others who may require it, of understanding that there’s no safety. The poems go toward these notions, even if the writer is fleeing. Within Bloom's new poems exists an attempt toward freedom that demands looking at whatever t... + Read More
I Don't Know How To Behave combines the true story of Canadian daredevil and stunt driver Ken Carter (1938-1983) with imagined biographical elements from the lives of Canadian film director Bruce McDonald and Canadian poet Gillian Sze. Along the way, this quintessential Canadian story (told in a manner that has never been attempted before!) crashes head first into many related things, from screenplay theory to hip hop history to the story of early Canadian film to drawings to photographs to bank robberies to chaos theory to technical specs for ... + Read More
Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol. 1 Illus. Ed. dares to go where no book of Canadian poetry has gone before Ð deep into the heart of darkness epitomized by the idea of the Great White North. Except white is not dark. And the heart thing was a bit overused even by the time Conrad got around to it. In any case, recalling the fundamental elements of the Canadian struggle for identity, when he can recall anything at all, Michael Boughn takes his few, select readers on a tour through the midden heap of Canadian culture that turns into a unique ... + Read More
Series: One for the RoadNew Plays for One ActorPaperbackKit Brennan9781897109960$22.95DRAMA Oct 01, 2012
One for the Road is a collection of recent Canadian plays for one actor. Often written and produced for touring and festivals, plays for one performer offer unusual challenges and benefits for both sides of the theatrical event: actor, and audience. The plays in this volume come from writers across the country, and have been road-tested in a variety of venues, from main stage to fringe, and other stops along the way. What is most exciting about a play for one actor? Often, it’s the wonderfully intense storytelling that takes place, sometimes i... + Read More
Through a dazzling variety of poetic forms and styles, this book restlessly explores such themes as identity, personal growth, love and friendship, Canadian landscape, climate change, visual art, and the roots of poetry itself, in moods of anxious and impassioned questioning, deep affection, dread, awe, and grateful praise.
Ottawa poet Stephen Brockwell has stumbled upon a vault of startling Ñ and non-existent Ñ collections of outrageous poetry. This compendium of verse, Brockwell's fifth full-length collection, draws from this imaginary motherlode, showing the poet at his most incisive, most harrowing, and funniest. Here you'll find narrative poems from The Big Book of Confessions and Apologies by Self-Aware Addicted Persons, rapturous bureaucratic odes from The Evangelical Handbook for Engineers, and lyric delights of excess from Cantos of the 1%. Let Brockwell ... + Read More
After narrowly escaping death while solving her last case, the Toronto PI is settling happily into married life with her new wife, Jess. Once again, however, trouble is looming: Jess wants a baby but Calli would rather fight a psycho with a gun than contemplate parenthood.When an old school friend asks Calli to investigate her mother’s death, Calli jumps at the chance to distract herself with work. Her plans go awry when her own mother reveals a shocking secret that threatens to turn Calli’s life upside down. By turns lighthearted and thrillin... + Read More
"Powered by an expressive black and white drawing style, reminiscent of Robert Crumb and the meticulous pointillist technique of Drew Friedman, the dark undertone of Bunjevac's humour brings into light the range of socio-political issues her comics deal with, such as gender, nationalism or urban alienation, always from an ironic feminist perspective. Her chain-smoking, slightly alcoholic and manically depressed character Zorka may just be today's ultimate antiheroine. A Balkan immigrant in the Brave New World, working in that same meat factory ... + Read More
Series: Willow QuartetPaperbackJoan Burrows9781770911819$16.95DRAMA Oct 30, 2013
In the aftermath of a tragedy that ends Kim and Ben's marriage, Kim finds herself back in her childhood home, a quiet farm away from the city. Here, she invites Jim, a visiting musician, to stay with her in a bed-and-breakfast arrangement. It's not long before Kim becomes infatuated with Jim's sophistication and charm, and with his ability to make her forget her grief temporarily—until it inevitably boils to the surface. With Jim at her side, Kim struggles to navigate through her unresolved grief and begins to explore her buried feelings.
"The Silence of the North" is a poetic reflection of Canadian least known and most enigmatic Arctic region. Alan Butcher challenges our notions of landscape and wilderness, culture and perception, the limits of experience, and the nature of being. This is a poetry collection that investigates the human understanding, parting the veil of the mundane to reveal passion, beauty, myth, and mystery of Canadian Arctic. At once atmospheric, with a surreal blend of emotion and memory, "The Silence of the North" is a fluid and ever-shifting landscape of ... + Read More
Disintegration, gaps in the historical record, and unaccounted-for absences hold these magically makeshift lyric poems together.Provisional, roaming, obsessed with remnants and deferrals, the poems in Charmaine Cadeau's second collection navigate flexible and shifting terrains where the speaker's emotional directness tethers us as we dare to read on. Though Cadeau is capable of some stunning acrobatics--somersaulting mid-line, the imagery defying gravity, the language a series of wows--she isn't in the business of showing off; instead, she goes... + Read More
While working to restore an historic theatre in a seedy part of the city, a graduate student named Anthea searches to find her best friend, lost to the rhetoric of an itinerant street mystic. Almost a century earlier, Liam, a tenth-rate tenor, visits the same theatre while eking out a career on the dying Vaudeville circuits of the day. In both eras, an apocalyptic strain of mysticism threatens their existence: Anthea contends with a nascent New Age movement in the heart of the city while Liam encounters a radical theosophical commune along the ... + Read More
Tormented by his wife's decision to abort their child, a psychologist travels to a small coastal fishing town in South America to distance himself from the situation. It is the same town where his father once stayed after abandoning his family. There, he discovers many unsettling truths about himself and his family. The Abundance of the Infinite is a book about the redemptive power of dreams.
Series: First Fictions SeriesSubtitlesPaperbackDomenico Capilongo9781550716542$20.00FICTION Oct 01, 2012
From Toronto to Rome, Thailand to Japan, Domenico Capilongo’s Subtitles captures the intricacies of multi-layered and often multicultural relationships. These short stories are subtle and understated, without the usual climactic bang but with epiphanies that linger beyond the moment.
Poems that journey through a tapestry of myths, archetypes and fables; of histories invented and revisited.Kate Cayley's is a mind both studious and curious, deeply attuned to the question "what if?" What if Nick Drake and Emily Dickinson met in the afterlife? What if a respected physician suddenly shrank to the size of a pea? What if the blind twins in a Victorian photograph could speak to us? What if we found another Earth orbiting another sun?Cayley draws on her experience as a playwright to create vividly engaging voices and characters rang... + Read More
Series: Wolf Man Joe LaFlammeTamer UntamedPaperbackSuzanne Charron9781896350615$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 2013
Imagine a strapping Canadian trapper raising timber wolves to pull his sleigh; mushing them down Bay Street and Broadway; travelling by plane with untethered and un-caged wolves; surviving wolf mutinies and a plane crash; trucking a live moose to the International Order of the Moose convention in Ohio; accompanying his moose to a tourist show on ABC radio in New York--and now imagine that simultaneously he is bootlegging his moonshine to make ends meet and spice up his life in the north country bush of Gogama, midway between Sudbury and Timmins... + Read More
Series: Essential Poets SeriesThis Cockeyed WorldPaperbackJim Christy9781550717174$15.00POETRY Oct 01, 2013
COCKEYED: askew, crooked, intoxicated, absurd; marked by bends or angles; incongruous, not straight. In other words, Jim Christy, Canada's most iconoclastic and irreverent poet, views this cockeyed world the way it is; not only with 20/20 but x-ray vision and often through laughter and tears.
Series: Sweet Assorted121 Takes From a Tin BoxPaperbackJim Christy9781927380055$20.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 15, 2012
As with many writers, Jim Christy keeps a "source file," notes, scrawled snippets of conversation, observations made on the run, photographs of people known and unknown, scraps of paper with puzzling notes written on them, receipts, matchpacks, and other assorted parapher-nalia that might come in handy for a future story, article, or essay. For Mr. Christy that source file has been an old Peek Frean's tin biscuit box. For nearly forty years the author has thrown-willy-nilly, and with neither rhyme nor reason-such seemingly random items into the... + Read More
Three Canadian soldiers awaiting deployment to the war in Afghanistan beat a homeless man to death on the steps of their armoury after a night of heavy drinking. The poet, whose downtown Toronto home overlooks the armoury and surrounding park, describes the crime, its perpetrators, the victim, and a cast of homeless witnesses that includes the woman, a prostitute, who first alerts police. The subsequent trial evokes reflection on the immigrant experience the poet shares with one of the accused, and on the agony of that young soldier’s mother. F... + Read More
In Once Houses Could Fly, ten kayakers snail along the rugged fjords of Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic. Here under the roofless world, the ancient killing fields of the Thule people become campsites for tents, pitched among the bleached bones of sea mammals and the rough docks of shore-ice. These poems speak of the bite and beauty of weather and the limits it sets on us. Be it “Jeremiah on a rampage” or the “which-way of ice,” the polar desert has a habit of dismantling expectations. There is nowhere to hide, no turning back. Beginner’s ... + Read More
Series: Mark/SkydivingPaperbackLynn Coady9781897289815$14.95DRAMA Aug 20, 2012
If you crossed Aristophanes with Eugene Ionesco, and then mixed in a bit of tag-team wrestling, you might end up with something like Lynn CoadyÕs irreverent short play Mark. When a not-so-innocent question provokes an argument one Sunday afternoon, it doesn't take long before modern-day courtesy is tossed aside and the true pagan blood sport of competitive couplehood rears its ugly head. Points are hard-won and the penalties are swift and painfulÑwith game play this punishing, what could possibly lie in store for the loser? Or the winner for th... + Read More
Series: ivHAn Alphamath SerialPaperbackVictor Coleman9781927040362$18.00POETRY Oct 21, 2012
ivH: An Alphamath Serial is a book-length poem composed in the tradition of such precursors as Pythagoras, who taught that number was the essence of all things; Plato, who argued that geometry was the foundation of all knowledge; Leonardo, whose work clearly follows the Renaissance aesthetics of mathematics and the mathematics of aesthetics; Descartes, Pascal, and d'Alembert, who were all both writers and mathematicians; Schopenhauer and Lewis Carroll, and then moderns such as ValŽry and Ezra Pound, who, in his Spirit of Romance, declared that ... + Read More
Series: Hamilton IllustratedPaperbackDavid Collier9781894987707$19.00COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS Nov 01, 2012
Winner of the 2013 Pigskin Peters Award (Doug Wright Awards) David Collier has long been a fixture in Hamilton, whether wandering through the streets, paddling though Hamilton harbour or biking through the city only to stop suddenly to pull out a sharp pencil and a well-worn sketchbook. His artist's eye is drawn to the beauty of the city and to the warmth of the people who live here. In Hamilton Illustrated Collier shows the Hamilton he knows and loves. The reader can't help but love it too.
Series: Skinny DippingPaperbackSuzanne Collins9781926794112$18.00POETRY Oct 15, 2012
Skinny dipping, a cultural phenomenon of the 1920s, is about liberation, rebellion and youth as much as it is about revealing one’s vulnerabilities. Leaving her small hometown to venture out into the world and immerse herself in art and literature, the persona must shed her outer layers to find her core self.
Series: Little EmpiresPaperbackRobert Colman9781927443026$14.95POETRY Oct 01, 2012
Through the rapidly altered perspectives of romantic relationship and the demands of economic recession, Little Empires pursues what it means to own your changing landscape. In a deft and pithy, elegantly nuanced and urbane style, Robert Colman charts awareness within our fragmenting society, where Tweets drown the present tense, and "purpose" loses its hold on sense. Out of it all comes an enriched appreciation of human connection.
Series: Come cold riverPaperbackKaren Connelly9781927443477$18.00POETRY Sep 15, 2013
In Karen Connelly's first collection of poetry since The Border Surrounds Us, the poet offers up a searing, complex portrayal of her troubled family. Refracted, augmented, drawn through various cities, streets and fields, over mountain ranges and foreign landscapes, this portrayal grows into an authentic homage to people who are often invisibilized or silenced. Simultaneously, it becomes an indictment of her own country, Canada, its long history of racism and unconscionable violence against women, children, addicts, and poor people. Never didac... + Read More
Series: The Lonely DinerAl Capone in Euphemia TownshipPaperbackBeverley Cooper9781897289839$15.95DRAMA May 13, 2001
The year is 1928 and someone is stealing Al CaponeÕs whiskey. Prohibition has just been lifted in Ontario but still holds firm in Chicago. For those who want a drink, the morality is shaky. In a quiet little diner close to the U.S. border, Lucy yearns for excitement and glamour. When a couple of well-dressed American gangsters make an after hours visit, Lucy changes her tune as the stakes get higherÉ
Series: small flamesPaperbackDina E. Cox9781897109922$14.95POETRY Apr 16, 2012
small flames is, like its title poem, an arrangement of lambent coals which brighten their hot cores under the breath of the reader’s gaze. Quiet, contained poems flare up with the intensity of peak experience – in moments of childhood, womanhood, birth, death and the infinite in a cormorant’s flight or Chaucer’s tomb. Dina E. Cox has the extraordinary gift of having begun to write seriously only after her children had grown, and yet writing as though she were in her twenties – youthful energy, enthusiasm and passion seasoned already with matur... + Read More
Series: Separate BedsPaperbackMJ Cruise9781770911383$16.95DRAMA May 15, 2013
Ernie and Twink are in the autumn of their lives. In celebration of their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, the couple’s children send them on a Caribbean cruise. Free of chores and children, Ernie and Twink are wined, dined, and introduced to exciting people. When they meet the rich, seductive Blake and Beth, who still seem to have a perfect life together after ten years of marriage, Twink becomes infatuated with the glamour of the younger couple’s lives and seeks to reignite the spark in her own marriage. Separate Beds is a hilarious and hear... + Read More
Series: Gut Reaction, AA True Story About a Mother's Fight to Save her Son's Life and his Amazing Recovery from Crohn's DiseasePaperbackSky Curtis9781771330800$22.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Jun 15, 2013
Gut Reaction is an entertaining as well as informative true story about the author's battle to save her son's life - or at least his large intestine - from a very severe case of Crohn's disease. With persistence, humour, much searching of the Internet and the help of two unusual doctors, one in Canada and the other in Australia, she and her son, who was in his early twenties, finally find a regime of fecal infusions that replaces the bacteria that had ulcerated his gut with a healthy flora donated by his mother. The manuscript details their adv... + Read More
From the jungles of Guyana to the urban jungle of Ottawa, Cyril Dabydeen’s My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories highlights the struggles of immigrant life in a society that talks multiculturalism but doesn’t always walk it. The characters straddle many worlds and tend to feel comfortable in none -all overlaid with a healthy dose of humour, satire and subtle insights.
Series: Bubbly Troubly Polar BearPaperbackLisa Dalrymple9781771030175$12.95JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8Oct 20, 2013
It's Bring Your Kids to Work Day and Dad is taking Nat and her polar bear to Mr. McDermott's Detergents and Soaps. Nat promises Bear will be no trouble until she hears that Floppery Flippery Slippery Slop sound, and she wonders just who else Bear has brought with him. Surely a big polar bear and all his pesky friends couldn't get into too much bubbly troubly in a soap factory, right?
One Italian Renaissance painter created stunning portraits of warmth and sensitivity, caught Michelangelo's favourable attention, served the most powerful monarch of the time, and achieved international renown. But that artist fell into obscurity for one reason - she was a woman. Sofonisba Anguissola's abilities as a painter, evident while still in her mid-teens, combined with her father's promotional efforts, made her well known in her native northern Italy. That fame led to a position as a lady-in-waiting to the young wife of King Philip II o... + Read More
The Daring of Paradise reconfigures stories and images from multiple religions and also from fairy tales, cracking them open to release new light. Poems probe the intense devotion in the letters of Paul and the sensuality shimmering within the traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. They cast lines across religious divides, gather elements of incarnate spirituality, and consider how, in our present moment, religion might speak to the body of the Earth.
The adage about "what happens in Vegas" is funny precisely because we know it's wishful thinking. A Glittering Chaos is about what happens when "what happens in Vegas" comes home to haunt you. Melusine is a German librarian whose ho-hum world wobbles after she tags along when her husband Hans attends a Las Vegas optometry conference. A newly empty nester who speaks no English, Melusine's voyage of self-discovery is punctuated by the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann, nude photos in the desert, a black dildo named Kurt, autoerotic asphyxia, and the un... + Read More
Series: Essential Anthologies SeriesItalian Canadians At TableA Narrative Feast in Five CoursesPaperbackDelia De Santis9781550716757$25.00FICTION Oct 01, 2013
The persistence of misconceptions about Italian-Canadian food culture raises many questions for us. Are we gluttonous, inebriate and too loud? Do we force-feed guests? Are we in fact food-obsessed? How many grains of truth can a stereotype hold? We had to know, so we asked articulate and thoughtful Italian-Canadian writers and simpatico friends from British Columbia to Newfoundland. The responses were surprising, thoughtful, entertaining and often touching, making my co-editor, Delia De Santis, and I very glad we asked, as every piece which str... + Read More
The Art of Sufficient Conclusions is a genre-bending chronicle of one woman's obsession to comprehend the slippery nature of truth. It's a compelling literary mash-up of fiction, memoir, and archival material, tracing the complex processes of personal identity, belief and the creation of art itself.
Sweeping changes are transforming the financial services industry. More and more Canadians are turning to investment advisors to help them achieve lifelong financial security, but how do we know who to trust with our money and our retirement plans? All too often, argues John DeGoey, an advisor who appears to be a dispassionate professional giving objective advice turns out to be a salesperson, recommending a product because of the size of the embedded commission.Where does the future lie for financial service professionals and their clients? De... + Read More
Lotería Jarocha assembles a series of linoleum-block prints created by Mexican-Canadian artist Alec Dempster after his return to his native Mexico in the mid-1990s. Discovering a lively genre of folk music from the Veracruz region, Dempster subsequently devoted himself to documenting his heritage with printmaking. The result is Lotería Jarocha, a collection of expressive images which catalogue Dempster's encounter with the vibrant son jarocho culture of his birthplace.
Set in 1966 in a Toronto suburb, The Outside World follows Robinson Tedley, a teenager, whose mother Florence, an agoraphobic, spends most of her time peering at the neighbours from her living room window, whose mentally challenged sister Lissy wants nothing more than to be outside in sunshine and whose father Ed is perpetually oblivious to the tensions within his home. How can Robbie take care of his mother and his roaming sister when he’s got so much to contend with in the outside world? Girls, love, sex, school. Bullies and friendships and g... + Read More
Virtuosic poems tracking two intertwined themes: the breakdown of an obsessive love affair and the vicissitudes of middle age.Invisible Dogs, Dempster's fourteenth collection, is a complex but deeply coherent hymn to the difficult business of staying alive. This is a book for when it hurts so bad you hope you'll die and are afraid you won'tÑnot because it offers consolation or the promise of a new dawn, but because it so compellingly documents the plain, hard, ungraceful, stumbling grief of the matter, and meets it with rare self-knowledge, wry... + Read More
Exaltation in Cadmium Red splatters and brushes in poems, both as a toxic, poisonous, metallic mix, and a rich, vibrant, powerful oil colour. Shades of cadmium red have persisted throughout history as the most exuberant in the oil-paint palette; the hues meant to be mixed with other oils in subtle, specific, and precise doses for greatest effect. This body of poems revels in this fanatical, fantastic colour to express the heights and depths of passion - engaging in meditations on prayer, spirituality, feminism, and the breadth of existence... + Read More
Series: Sanatorium SongsPaperbackMarc di Saverio9781926794167$18.95POETRY Sep 15, 2013
Iterative, inventive, and frenetic, the poems in Marc di Saverio's Sanatorium Songs bridge the rift between what's seen and what's experienced by the mentally ill. It's with altruism and joy that di Saverio's work transforms the rules of civic engagement while he probes manifold states of consciousness. At times harrowing, but always human, Sanatorium Songs is a fully realized poetic debut.
This collection of poetry is a selection of award-winning Franco-Ontarian poet Robert Dickson’s various collections of poetry, including his Governor-General Award winning Humains paysages en temps de paix relative.
?Slack action? refers to the free movement experienced by the boxcar of a train, when the car coasts free, neither pushed nor pulled. Jeffery Donaldson?s fifth collection, in which single words, images and even poems coast free, suggests that all life is middle life, and that we live in a present moment that coasts between a beginning we can?t remember and an end we can?t predict.
Series: VirtualisTopologies of the UnrealPaperbackDavid Dowker9781927040621$18.00POETRY May 20, 2013
Virtualis: Topologies of the Unreal is a poetic investigation of melancholia and the baroque. As a collaborative reading of writers such as Walter Benjamin, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, David Dowker and Christine Stewart have created a series of linguistic interjections that run from the allegorical barricades of the baroque to the topological confound of the modern, incorporating (for example) Medusa and the Sphinx, aestivating snails and the alchemy of bees. Lush and extrav... + Read More
Finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 1904, in Wichita, Kansas, Mallie gave birth to a baby girl, whom she named Juanita (after a Spanish novel) and Wildrose (for "the most beautiful of the flowers"). So began the long life of Juanita Wildrose, who lived, vividly, every ounce and minute of her one hundred and two years. And who died, inquiring of us in the room, "Where's my mother?" Juanita, in her wonderful voice, tells the story of the little family's moving from Wichita to Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri, to an unseen piece of l... + Read More