In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres, doctors offices and pickup trucks, Simpson's characters confront the often heartbreaking challenge of pairing the desire to live loving and observant lives with a constant struggle to simply survive the hist... + Read More
Series: Quivering LandPaperbackRoewan Crowe9781894037907$19.95POETRY Oct 15, 2013
Roewan Crowe's compelling and haunting literary debut, Quivering Land, is a rather queer Western, engaging with poetics and politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West.Written in a sparse style, this lonely, sometimes brutal book invites the reader on a powerful journey with Clem, Violet, and a dead girl in a red dress. Clem, a lone cowboy, caught in the inevitable violence of the Western, compulsively rides through ghost towns and Monument Valley. Violet is an artist who pulls dead bodies, guns, and memory int... + Read More
Series: Rock, Paper, FireBest of Mountain and Wilderness Writing, the1st editionPaperbackMarni Jackson9781894773676$21.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 15, 2013
In the past few years, as writing about the outdoors has moved from a minority genre into the mainstream, climbers, adventurers, and environmental activists have gathered at the Banff Centre in the Canadian Rockies to explore their passions through writing. Now, their most inspired work is collected in one volume, Rock, Paper, Fire: the Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing, compiled by Banff Mountain and Wilderness Program Faculty Editors Marni Jackson and Tony Whittome, and introduced by award-winning writer and veteran tree planter Charlot... + Read More
Series: Ganga JamuniSilver and Gold: A Forgotten CultureMixed media productNaz Ikramullah9781897411742$17.95HISTORY Oct 15, 2013
This book by NazIkramullah is a beautiful showpiece of the revival of this forgotten Ganga-Jamuni 'tehzeeb'. The book portrays a vivid, lively and elaborate picture of how the two cultures, Muslim and Hindu, everything that defined them - their religious beliefs, thought, literature,music, art, architecture, traditions, costumes and ornaments, food preference, common courtesies - almost every aspect of life, dissolved to create a new face.
Masstown is a collection of poetry that accentuates the struggles of life on a dairy farm for owners Bert and Gladys. Not only do Bert and Gladys run the farm, they're also parents striving to find the balance between running a farm and raising a family.
Series: Doing It!Writing the Perfect PoemPaperbackJohn Lee9780887535215$16.00LITERARY CRITICISM Feb 11, 2015
Doing It! How to Write the Perfect Poem, is a series of linked stories on the process of writing poetry and understanding it from within. Lee writes from his own experiences with thewriting life where the changes in the season evolve into stanzas, and images arise from daily work, play and meditating.
Meyer believes that each of us has a Timbuktu in our hearts and lives - the story of the quest for the elusive city of gold. The Obsession Book of Timbuktu is a book of love, obsession and desire. Meyer tells the fool's history not only of a fabled African city but of his own hometown of Barrie, Ontario and the restless ambition of artists tranforming it from a vision to a reality. Part history, part tribute to the dying art of the lyric, The Obession Book of Timbuktu is a hymn and a poetic novel about the quest to make the impossible accessible.
Blame it on the Moon is a collection of new poetry from Lisa Shatzky that speaks in a myriad of ways to the experience of wanting and needing more fullness of life and the imperative of each of us to become ourselves as fully as we are able. The voice in these poems is witty, vulnerable, passionate, and sharp. Some of the poems show us the losses and perils of midlife, of lost love, lost opportunities, and the frightening recognition that sometimes our sense of who we thought we were - our identity - no longer sustains the larger person inside... + Read More
Series: Book of BluePaperbackShirley Graham9780887535246$16.00POETRY Sep 23, 2014
Graham's takes the colour blue and lifts it to a poetic dimension that explores a range of subjects every reader can relate to in Book of Blue. This collection masterfully delves into delight, fear, longing and awe through Graham's rendering of the 'blue' experience. Book of Blue is a bright voice in the colours of our existence.
Series: First Lines PoetryGlass BeadsPaperbackSandra Lynxleg9780887535253$17.00POETRY Feb 11, 2014
Glass Beads is Lynxleg's first collection of poetry published by Black Moss Press. It is the manifestion of Lynxleg's bravery through rich poetry that expresses history, language, culture and a journey to the self. Lynxleg says "Glass Beads is my fourth brave act", and every reader should read it and be inspired to live in the same brave manner.
Series: Wild Rice DreamsCanadian Aboriginal VoicesPaperbackVera Wabegijig9781926956633$15.95POETRY Oct 15, 2013
“Wild Rice Dreams” is a collection of Aboriginal poetry that delves into the human experience from an Anishinaabe perspective. The book captures sensible cultural and emotional challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion. The poems explore how intricate relationships between people, dreams and memories play an integral role in the complex life of being an Anishinaabe.
This emotional poetry collection portrays everyday life in Northern Ontario and succeeds in imparting a vision of Northern landscapes and sensibilities. Simple yet evocative poems use striking images to reflect on the isolation and distress but also bring out tremendous beauty of Northern Ontario. Throughout the book, a young woman looks at her daily life, the passions and confusions of the heart, the melancholy set against the landscapes around Fauquier, Sudbury and Blind River. The text draws a narrative arc around key moments that form four ... + Read More
Being an only child with eccentric parents in the 1950s makes life a challenge for Will Cassidy, but it is nothing compared to how difficult life gets when Penny, his two-year-old cousin, comes to live with his family. Then, just when life returns to normal again, his relatives appear out of thin air to reclaim Penny and her father turns up dead in the trunk of his flashy new car. It is many years before Will discovers the truth about the murder and who had a hand to play in it, but not before he can make amends and understand the past for what... + Read More
Canadian zoologist Gray Pendennis is pushing his limits. Desperate to find and protect a man-eating Royal Bengal tiger in a Bangladesh jungle, he is on a race against time as two bereaved fathers, whose daughters were killed by the striped predator, team up to hunt the menace. Working far from civilization, the three men are on a collision course beyond the boundaries of conscience. While they track the tiger from different directions, the tiger is tracking two of them. A poacher – a high-ranking military officer – throws himself into the mix,... + Read More
Series: L’HÉRITIERLa Donation de ConstantinPaperbackShantale Cyr9781926956534$26.95FICTION Oct 05, 2013
Dans la tradition des grandes séries mystères combinant histoire ancienne, sociétés secrètes et documents cachés, L’Héritier présente tous les éléments du thriller ésotérique classique mais fait exploser le genre en mêlant science et technologie de pointe. Le Saint-Graal n’est pas en Europe ni en Afrique mais bien en Amérique du Nord : il se trouve à Montréal. Il ne s'agit pas du sang du Christ, mais celui de l’empereur romain Constantin. La quête du précieux sang est menée par une dame de fer assistée de ses quatre protégés, ainsi que d’un gén... + Read More
Series: APaperbackAndré Alexis9781927040799$15.00FICTION Oct 01, 2013
A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews's ability as a poet - more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work - so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley actually tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results i... + 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
Series: RevelatorPaperbackRon Silliman9781927040812$20.00POETRY Oct 01, 2013
Revelator is the opening poem in a major sequence entitled Universe. It's the jumping off point for a work that, were Ron Silliman to live long enough, would take him three centuries to complete. We are hopeful.Universe is a poem of globalization and post-global poetics (which Silliman feels is an important reason for publishing this key section outside of the USA). At its core, it addresses the problem that there are only two global systems: the biosphere and capital, while every response to these global systems is invariably local.The first a... + Read More
Series: Deep TooPaperbackStan Dragland9781927040829$12.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 01, 2013
Employing a sort of leaping or mosaic structure and incorporating e-mails re penis-enlargement, questionable limericks, jokes, graffiti and a photo of a "penis latte," along with personal anecdote and probes of books and films, Deep Too is a book of non-fiction stories. It is a funny and sometimes biting book about the phenomenon of male strut and competition. Thinking with feeling, the author posits an expansive masculinity that rises above stereotype, traditional roles and the either/or choices they so often involve.
Series: Light LightPaperbackJulie Joosten9781927040836$18.00POETRY Oct 01, 2013
Shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General's Award for PoetryShortlisted for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for Poetry.Moving from the Enlightenment science of natural history to the contemporary science of global warming, Light Light is a provocative engagement with the technologies and languages that shape discourses of knowing. It bridges the histories of botany, empire, and mind to take up the claim of "objectivity" as the dissolution of a discrete self and thus explores the mind's movement toward and with the world. The poems in Lig... + Read More
Akin to a bookkeeper's accounting of what's given and taken in a fraught, uncertain exchange, The Counting House goes on to record the pageantry and pedantry of courtly affection gone awry. Symbols and origins of traditional rhymes involving kings and queens serve as inventory, alongside elements of Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish and Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. In forensic sequences of inquisition, scrutiny, and reckoning, Ridley reveals the maiden as muse as modern darling Ð unhoused and exacting Ð in "all of her violet forms."
Life Experience Coolant is a collection of four long poems informed by artistic isolation, directionless reading, and the avoidance mechanisms that make poetry simultaneously possible and impossible at our current cultural velocity. Using methodologies of textual appropriation, collage, rehistoricization and self-sufficent rhetoricality, Life Experience Collant address transgenderedness, the late-late-late capitalist situation, gaming culture and new media, contemporary Canadian politics, and satirizations of conceptual poetics and antimemoir. ... + Read More
Series: Laws of RestPaperbackDavid Goldstein9781927040867$20.00POETRY Oct 01, 2013
Laws of Rest invents a new form, the English prose sonnet Ð an intricate chamber of text enclosed within four quatrains of right-justified prose. In their box-like aesthetics, the poems conjure the weird, meticulous worlds of Joseph Cornell or Edmund Spenser. But anything can happen in these little rooms, in which the overheard conversation of taxi drivers, invented verses of Virgil, found text about Middle-Eastern geopolitics, and the music of extinct butterflies merge into unpredictable collage. Presiding over all is the gender-bending charac... + Read More
From a master poet, meditative lines running like veins through the dark grace of being alive.Governor General's Award-winning poet Don Domanski's new collection, Bite Down Little Whisper, delves into the interconnectedness of all life with spiritual gravitas and powerful mindfulness. These are poems brimming with mythological and scientific energies, with a multi-dimensionality that opens itself to both complexity and clarity. Domanski shows us seams and fastenings that unite our longings with the earth itself, with the nonhuman vitality that ... + 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
Series: Lost Letters, ThePaperbackCatherine Greenwood9781926829852$20.00POETRY Sep 15, 2013
Atmospherically light and stylistically expansive Ð poems that regard our givens as a gift. Don McKay's description of The Pearl King and Other Poems, Catherine Greenwood's wonderful first book, also apply to The Lost Letters: "With discerning wit and a large range of styles and voices, she holds up each subject for contemplation as though it were a pearl. . . ." At the centre of The Lost Letters is a sequence of radically diverse poems based on the story of Heloise and Abelard, truly lovers in a dangerous time, the twelfth century. The raw mat... + Read More
Are You Ready to Be Lucky? If so, meet Roslyn, a spirited divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, a British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, a hard-living contractor who can fix anyone's house but his own. Irritating, vulnerable, hopeful, they ricochet off one another, trailing a mess of family and friends, all of them trying to beat the odds and find happiness. With razor-sharp wit, Rosemary Nixon takes on the chaos and absurdity of friendship, marriage, divorce, and betrayal--and the heart-pounding, breathta... + Read More
Series: Dilettantes, ThePaperbackMichael Hingston9781554811823$21.95FICTION Oct 13, 2009
The Peak: a university student newspaper with a hard-hitting mix of inflammatory editorials, hastily thrown-together comics and reviews, and a news section run the only way self-taught journalists know how--sloppily.Alex and Tracy are two of The Peak's editors, staring down graduation and struggling to keep the paper relevant to an increasingly indifferent student body. But trouble looms large when a big-money free daily comes to the west-coast campus, threatening to swallow what remains of their readership whole.It'll take the scoop of a lifet... + Read More
Jonathan Reid Sevigny was born and raised in Cowansville, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, a culture so unique and full of rare and local treasures that become significant to those who grew up there but perhaps seem completely foreign and often tacky to outsiders. It isn't the most glamorous town, nor does it have any particular sites or landmarks that one would go out of his / her way to visit. In Sweetsburg Sevigny is attempting to use his Quebecois boyhood as an archetype for the relationship between the individual, the hometown, and the... + Read More
Series: Far WoodsPaperbackSarah Burwash9781894994767$20.00ART Jul 30, 2013
Sarah Burwash has been visiting rural communities and remote areas to attend artist residencies, travelling to different cities for art and craft sales, volunteering on farms and working at lodges in the rocky mountains. The Far Woods is a collection of watercolours and other works she produced during these residencies and travels. These drawings celebrate the wilderness, rural lifestyles and resourcefulness. Burwash turns to past generations who, by necessity, had to be self-sufficient and create systems of mutual dependence among community me... + Read More
Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On is a collection of Dakota McFadzean's comics. Short stories filled with yawning skies, dark humour, and quiet ruminations on memory, aging, and time. Drunken gnomes, sensitive teenagers, and a meditative cowboy all wander toward a sprawling, ghost-ridden horizon. McFadzean's stories have been featured in the Best American Comics anthology for 2012 and in Regina's Prairie Dog Magazine. His minicomic Ghost Rabbit won a Shuster Award and The Dailies was shortlisted for Slate magazine's Cartoonist Studio P... + Read More
Series: Glow, Not GoldPaperbackLucie Chan9781894994781$20.00ART Nov 01, 2013
Glow, not Gold, inspired by the expression “All that glitters is not gold” is an artist book produced by the Centre for Art Tapes and Conundrum Press on the artistic practices of Lucie Chan (Toronto), Barry Doupé (Vancouver), and Libby Hague (Toronto). The book also invites two animation artists and critical writers: James MacSwain and Steve Reinke who write on the relationship of animated moving image practices within the visual art exhibition. Chan, Doupé and Hague utilize digital media in tandem with a visual art practice, and use drawing, p... + Read More
You are Holden Catfield. You're a cat! It's a pretty peaceful life. But one day the man in the family you live with comes home feeling quite sick, passing out in the living room. When he awakes, he isn't the same. He tries to bite everyone! The only people in the house when he changes are you, the girl, and her girlfriend. Quickly you're all out the door, the man trapped inside. The girls are getting into a car and beckoning you to come with them but this whole thing is frightening. Your thoughts stray to your girlfriend several houses down the... + Read More
R.D. Symons was a cultural giant, and this book presents his life and art for a new generation of readers. Featuring an illuminating essay on his life and art practice by esteemed curator and painter Terry Fenton, Robert David Symons, Countryman also features thirty exceptional water colours.Homeschooled in an artistic family in England, Symons emigrated to Canada at the age of sixteen to work as a cowboy in south-west Saskatchewan. As an artist, Symons worked primarily on paper, frequently in watercolours, drawing upon direct observation and a... + Read More
Series: Country Boy, AFrom Sussex to the Canadian WestPaperbackR.D. Symons9781926710242$17.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 15, 2013
R.D. (Robert David) Symons was a Saskatchewan naturalist, and painter, revered for his memoirs, nature writing, paintings, and illustrations. He was also a rancher and game warden. For the first time in print, Symons' memoir of his formative years, and his early years in Canada, are captured in the same compelling style and flair that brought him to the forefront as an author. In A Country Boy, Symons writes of his remarkable upbringing in Sussex, England, learning to paint at his father's knee, and nurturing a love of nature that would become ... + Read More
Series: RovePaperbackLaurie D Graham9781926710235$17.95POETRY Sep 15, 2013
With searing imagery and a startling sense of the particular, in Rove, Graham explores the core truths behind the "emptying out" of the family farm. She calls up, too, prairie suburban place, through an investigation of its plants, animals, and most trodden routes--those things that continue to differentiate one suburban place from the next--as suburban spaces continue to proliferate and falter. Using a variety of poetic styles: lyricizing the vernacular, assembling narrative out of lyric, Graham writes of her maternal Ukrainian prairie roots.... + Read More
Part meditation, part confession, part comedy bit, The Loneliness Machine—Aaron Giovannone’s first full-length collection of poetry—is a strikingly new rendition of the trope of the suffering artist that takes dramatic risks and rarely fails to charm.
Series: Tumbling TidePopulation, Petroleum, and Systemic CollapsePaperbackPeter Goodchild9781554831081$19.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 25, 2013
Our world runs on fossil fuels. It is estimated that oil production will drop to half of the peak amount around 2030. What will happen as we reach the point where there is no practical way to get whatever is still in the ground? Fossil fuels are in decline, but recoverable reserves of metals are also becoming less plentiful. Electricity will be in decline worldwide because it is produced mainly with fossil fuels.Without mechanization, irrigation, and synthetic fertilizer, yields for crops of any sort drop considerably, and famine is inevitable;... + Read More
Series: Swimming with ChaucerPaperbackDan Yashinsky9781554831098$19.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 25, 2013
Long before the emergence of the printed word, human beings gathered to hear stories. These tales, carried in the head of the storyteller, ensured that a community remembered its history and its beliefs.Now our stories come from a range of sources, but there is still something magical about the spoken word. In this collection of stories and thoughts, Dan Yashinsky shares gems from his treasure trove of material. We travel from the neonatal ICU at SickKids’ hospital to the realm of the Blue Djinn, from a mythical forest path to a British Columbi... + Read More
A woman poisons her husband, who sputters and keels over but will not die. A man has his restaurant burned down, then retraces the steps, certain he has made a mistake. A tightrope walker slips off the cable and dangles over the crowd by her fingers. Despite their best efforts, people always screw up.Riedel writes about fools and low-lifes who cannot help but make mistakes. His stories are taut and perversely funny, often punctuated with moments of heartbreak, and his characters are classic scumbags who put their own interests before all others... + Read More
Series: Beyond the JourneyWomen's Stories of Settlement and Community Building in CanadaPaperbackAlthea Prince9781554831111$19.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 25, 2013
Beyond the Journey features the voices of women who have experienced moving from somewhere else to live in Canada. Some women were brought to Canada as children, while others emigrated as adults; yet others were born in Canada to immigrant parents. The women chronicle their journey of settlement in Canada through life-writing and essays. In all instances, they focus on reaching for a sense of belonging in Canada as they engaged in community building. This required transcending their “immigrantness” to create that new reality. While the end resu... + Read More
Painting Pictures features eight stories of discovery, betrayal, and passion. The stories depict the emotional turmoil that results from decisions: a little girl who migrates to Canada on a hot August day is flabbergasted to discover there’s no snow; a graphic designer leaves her husband each morning to meet her lover; an inconsolable heartbreak leads a woman to the brink of sanity as she desperately wanders city streets seeking answers in dark places; a young woman gives a touching eulogy to the woman who raised her; a wife is torn between her... + Read More
From the calm Pacific to the storm-tossed prairie, a teasing puzzle turns into a frightening game of cat and mouse for gay PI Russell Quant. Russell can’t be sure whether a dead man’s surprising last gift will take him on a treasure hunt or a treacherous game of life or death. With a series of clues spanning decades—from a shocking modern-day murder to Saskatoon’s dark, hidden past—he revisits the harsh realities of early homesteading, investigates the blackmail of one of the literary world’s most esteemed writers, and digs for clues at the sit... + Read More
Series: Twin TonguesPaperbackClaire Lacey9781926743424$14.95POETRY Oct 20, 2013
Mining bilong dispela stori: Exploring the power imbalance between English and Tok Pisin, Twin Tongues transforms the English Language into a character who encounters her own foreignness in Papua New Guinea. This text struggles with the ethics of appropriation, language use and second language teaching, questioning the subjective position of the author, the teacher, the speaker of English. The poetry scrapes away the veneer of objectivity assumed by historical descriptions of Tok Pisin. Twin Tongues tests the flexibility of language, and asks,... + Read More
Series: BibliophonicWooden StarsInnocent GearsPaperbackMalcolm Fraser9781926743400$12.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 20, 2013
The Juno award-winning Wooden Stars both epitomized and transcended the sound of mid-90s indie rock. One of Canada’s greatest bands, they helped build a scene whose members would go on to be associated with some of the country’s most revered acts including Julie Doiron, Islands and Arcade Fire. With Wooden Stars: Innocent Gears, Malcolm Fraser tracks the highs and lows of this totally unique and influential band.
Series: Fallsy DownsiesPaperbackStephanie Domet9781926743417$21.95FICTION Oct 01, 2013
Lansing Meadows has one last shot to get it right. With the clock ticking, he sets out on the road one last time, to sing his songs to anyone who’ll listen, and to try to right his wrongs, before it’s too late. Fallsy Downsies is a novel about aging, art, celebrity and modern Canadian culture, told through the lens of Lansing Meadows, the godfather of Canadian folk music; Evan Cornfield, the up and comer who idolizes him; and Dacey Brown, a young photographer who finds herself along for the ride.
We have, according to our beliefs, five essential parts: body, soul, spirit, heart, and mind, which all have to be satisfied equally. When you are in balance you are walking on the right road, following the right path of life - Basil Johnston. Eight traditional Anishinaabe stories are told in both Anishinaabe and English languages for adults.
Series: Halfling Spring: an internet romancePaperbackJoanne Arnott9780986874062$16.00POETRY Mar 07, 2014
In Halfling spring, a series of notes unfolds the dance of desire versus trust through a long season of actual and metaphorical springtime. Joanne Arnott is a M?tis/mixed blood mother of six, and in this collection she continues her explorations of love, intimacy, and family, with a focus on electronic connections (internet love). Transiting Canada from Victoria to Iqaluit, and transitioning from virtual to real (fantasy to reality), she inspects the realms of miscegenation and love in a class conscious and cross-cultural context, revealing en... + Read More
A breathtaking literary debut, Love Letters of the Angels of Death begins as a young couple discover the remains of his mother in her mobile home. The rest of the family fall back, leaving them to reckon with the messy, unexpected death. By the time the burial is over, they understand this will always be their role: to liaise with death on behalf of people they love. They are living angels of death. All the major events in their lives - births, medical emergencies, a move to a northern boomtown, the theft of a veteran's headstone - are viewed ... + Read More
A quintessential Calabrian love story.The Girls of Piazza d'Amore traces the lives of three village girls and the forces that lead them to leave home for a new life across the ocean. Set in southern Italy in the 1950s, Connie Guzzo-McParland's short novel walks us through the piazza and the narrow alleys of her own childhood, imaginatively recreating an entire world as seen through the eyes of a young girl who accompanies her friends on their evening passeggiate to the spring water fountain and carries their love notes to the boys they love. Th... + Read More
Series: Green Reef, AThe Impact of Climate ChangePaperbackStephen Henighan9781927535271$12.95SCIENCE Sep 29, 2013
In spite of its disturbing implications, the impact of climate change on our physical environment can be difficult for us to understand or imagine. Moving from a memoir of a journey through an abundant yet fragile natural world to the daunting scientific evidence that climate change will lead to the degradation of nature and upheaval within society, this essay offers a lucid personal approach to the pivotal dilemma of our time. In a wide-ranging discussion that embraces science, history, art, language and identity, A Green Reef offers the reade... + Read More
Series: Vigilante SeasonPaperbackPeter Kirby9781927535233$14.95FICTION Oct 13, 2013
Inspector Luc Vanier is back, and Montreal's Hochelaga district is in the throes of gentrification. Its drug dealers and prostitutes are disappearing, and Vanier, investigating the brutal death of one, suspects the neighbourhood cleanup may involve murdering the unwanted. The local Police Commander sees only declining crime rates and his improving career prospects, and is willing to go easy on a local militia group that's expanding its influence. When Vanier is suspended for brutality, he's on his own. He continues to probe the dark side of pro... + Read More
Inspector Luc Vanier is drinking his way through Christmas Eve when he is called out to investigate the murder of five homeless people. His investigation takes him into the backrooms of the Catholic Church, the boardrooms of Montreal's business elite and the soup kitchens and back alleys of street life in winter.
Cobourg poet Stuart Ross believes collaboration allows him to be part of poems Ñ and the kinds of poems Ñ he would never write on his own. He also believes the best poems are ones that explode the author's own intentions. In this book, Ross takes the stage in the vaudeville act that is collaborative poetry with writers from across Canada. The results are sometimes beautifully harmonic, sometimes chaotically slapstick Ñ but they are always as unpredictable as a live performance. And with the occasional exquisite pratfall. Ross's collaborators in... + Read More
A na•ve young woman falls for a brooding furniture designer; three teenagers try to sort out their friendships and their future while their parents behave like teenagers; a neurotic environmentalist hides behind the laundry boxes in her local superstore. Toronto writer Sara Heinonen's first collection of stories is populated with characters forced to confront unusual circumstances and environments as they try to connect with the people who wander into their landscapes. When disappointment or disaster loom, they look to nature for solace, but so... + Read More
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