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Paul the Penguin

Paul the Penguin

by Robert Budd
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Grade: p to 8
tagged : birds, polar regions

Paul The Penguin is the story of a young penguin who wants nothing more than to learn to fly. As he interacts with his environment, his peers and other animals, he eventually discovers the joy of flight and learns to swim. This tale takes readers on a journey to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia to admire and learn about the life cycle of t …

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Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection

by Matt Rader
edition:Paperback
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tagged : personal memoirs, cultural heritage, literary

Composed over a period of profound illness, Visual Inspection is a searching reflection on poetry, power and our embodied lives. Shaped by matching elements of literary history, poetic practice, contemporary art, politics and ecology with Rader’s own experience of chronic illness and pain, Visual Inspection writes into and through what is accessi …

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Dead Flowers

Dead Flowers

by Alex Laidlaw
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An anonymous writer stays up late into the night penning personal and inappropriate letters to a local public official. A new father and cook at a Montreal café chronicles the tyrannical rise of a new manager. An eccentric young student, in trying to carve out a space for herself, deals an existential blow to her roommate. Dead Flowers is a collec …

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Fresh Pack of Smokes

Fresh Pack of Smokes

by Cassandra Blanchard
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tagged : canadian, places, women authors

 

“This night in Oppenheimer Park Dan asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn’t know who she was and I wasn’t about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn’t want to spill blood because s …

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Near Miss

Near Miss

by Laura Matwichuk
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Near Miss considers the relationship between close calls and the tenuous conditions of contemporary life. From actual cataclysms such as meteor collisions and volcanic eruptions to everyday failures and accidents, these inventive poems collide with the perpetual unease created by life’s unpredictability while contemplating mortality, fragility, g …

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Outside, America

Outside, America

by Sarah de Leeuw
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Outside, America criss-crosses the Canadian–American border to understand dilemmas that occur across a variety of scales, from global spheres to the most intimate domestic spaces. Sarah de Leeuw digs through grief, loss, aging, technological frustration, environmental degradation, nationalism and confusion to grasp the state of the world. These p …

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What the Poets Are Doing

What the Poets Are Doing

edited by Rob Taylor
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tagged : essays, poetry, canadian

In 2002, Nightwood published Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation, a successful first-of-its-kind collection of interviews with literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Avison, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier and P.K. Page, conducted by “the younger generation” of poets of the day. Sixteen years late …

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Take the Torch

Take the Torch

by Ian Waddell
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tagged : personal memoirs, political

Take the Torch is a compelling memoir from one of BC’s most widely accomplished and animated politicians, Ian Waddell, QC. Waddell takes us on a journey through his life and career as a storefront lawyer, an NDP Member of Parliament, a Minister of Culture, a writer, a teacher, a film producer and more—delivering a smart, humorous, endearing and …

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The Abandoned

The Abandoned

by Kyp Harness
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Among the strip malls, industrial parks and overpasses of Southwestern Ontario, Tim is a young misfit with an overactive imagination and a heavy-drinking father, surrounded by bullies at school and wondering if he’ll ever be normal. He experiences first love with another high school student, Sherrie, and at the same time he meets his first friend …

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Difficult People

Difficult People

by Catriona Wright
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Manipulators, liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you’ll encounter in the collection of stories, Difficult People.
As these characters fumble through their quests for freediving …

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What Your Hands Have Done

What Your Hands Have Done

by Chris Bailey
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What Your Hands Have Done looks at how life spent in a close-knit fishing family in rural Prince Edward Island marks a person. The book is rooted in PEI but moves from there to Toronto where the malaise of life proves to be unbound to the sameness of small-town days spent hauling gear on the Atlantic or toiling in rust-red potato fields.

Bailey exam …

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Bec and Call

Bec and Call

by Jenna Lyn Albert
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Rife with colloquialisms, irony and a healthy dose of sass, the poems collected in Bec and Call refuse to be silent or subtle; instead they delve into the explicit, the audacious, the boldly personal. Bec and Call subverts the notion of female sexuality as male appeasement, the French wordplay in the title using the meaning of “bec”—a kiss, m …

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O Canada Crosswords Book 19

O Canada Crosswords Book 19

by Gwen Sjogren
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Featuring 2,600-plus Canadian clues—that’s over 20 per cent of the total—the nineteenth instalment of this popular series offers a motherlode of national content, puns and fun. As always, author Gwen Sjogren digs deep into the Canadian landscape with geography themes like “Water Marks,” “Destination: Fredericton” and “Go West, Young …

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Our Familiar Hunger

Our Familiar Hunger

by Laisha Rosnau
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Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place. They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of t …

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Listening to the Bees

Listening to the Bees

by Mark Winston & Renée Sarojini Saklikar
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Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world?

Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the deva …

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Little Wild

Little Wild

by Curtis LeBlanc
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Little Wild explores the performance of masculinity in contemporary Canada, with a focus on how toxic masculinity relates to mental health, aggression, substance abuse and crises of identity. Through the reimagining of family histories and personal experiences, the poems in this collection exact a representation of a young man in conflict with outd …

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Army of the Brave and Accidental

Army of the Brave and Accidental

by Alex Boyd
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tagged : literary, fairy tales, folk tales, legends & mythology, classics

A genre-bending retelling of The OdysseyArmy of the Brave and Accidental is a modern fable: a story about relationships, parenthood, and trying to have an impact on the world told from the shifting perspectives of ten characters. A hundred years after James Joyce stitched together a version of the epic tale, Canadian writer and essayist Alex Boyd …

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After the Hatching Oven

After the Hatching Oven

by David Alexander
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After the Hatching Oven explores chickens: their evolution as a domesticated species; their place in history, pop culture and industrial agriculture; their exploitation and their liberation. Alexander takes us deep into the world of this common species, examining every conceivable angle: chicken politics, antics, pretenses and pleasures. These poem …

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Cop House

Cop House

by Sam Shelstad
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tagged : short stories (single author), black humor, literary

Cop House is a short story collection about people desperately trying to recapture--or replace--the things they've lost. There are secret vacations, library book fetishes, women who participate in "fully-clothed, free-form touching and explorative play experiences" in exchange for protection from teenage vandals, and a doomsday cult operating out o …

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Cruise Missile Liberals

Cruise Missile Liberals

by Spencer Gordon
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WARNING: Cruise Missile Liberals contains few proper poems. That is, poems with proper manners, proper etiquette, or proper service to our national narratives. Poems that reassure the powerful.Poems that lie inert--with the smell of the museums. Poems that are, in a word, nice.

 

Instead, Spencer Gordon's debut smoulders with explosive contradiction- …

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Landfall

Landfall

by Joe Denham
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In Landfall, Governor General's Award-nominated poet Joe Denham revisits the plaguing environmental issues in the poetic journey he began ten years ago with his second collection, Windstorm. Writing in long elegy form, using a voice harnessed by concern, pathos, anger and empathy, Denham's fourth collection is the result of age, time and love, draw …

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O Canada Crosswords Book 18

O Canada Crosswords Book 18

by Gwen Sjogren
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Climb aboard the O Canada Crosswords express and embrace the adventure of 100 new crosswords. The 18th instalment of this popular series features several wordplay puzzles--including "Rank and Guile," "Sounds Fishy to Me" and "Forecast: Fun!"--as well as a suitcase full of Canadiana like "Quotable Notables," "Witty Women," "Au Naturel" and "Great Sc …

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The Ferryboat Ride

The Ferryboat Ride

by Robert Perry, illustrated by Greta Guzek
edition:Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
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Grade: p
Reading age: 1 to 3
tagged : boats, ships & underwater craft, marine life

"Greta Guzek's 'child's paint-box' renderings ... effortlessly convey some of the beauties and magic of this world of islands and boats and whales."

 

--Books in Canada

 

"Do you believe / in ferry tales / of seeing pods / of flying whales?" Robert Perry's simple four-line rhymes, paired with Greta Guzek's vibrant illustrations, take readers on a ferry …

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The Panic Room

The Panic Room

by Rebecca Papucaru
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Preoccupied with the complexities of identity and selfhood, memory, embodiment, loss, and family, Rebecca Păpucaru carefully examines details that make up one's lived experience.

 

"Lobster Dinner" describes a happy childhood memory of eating an entire lobster with an admiring father as her audience. "Take It or Leave It" is the casual and quo …

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The Clothesline Swing

The Clothesline Swing

by Ahmad Danny Ramadan
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The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.

 

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Next Door to the Butcher Shop

Next Door to the Butcher Shop

by Rodney DeCroo
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo's second poetry collection, Next Door to the Butcher Shop, explores the permeability of memory and uncovers heart-wrenching beauty from shadowy grit.

 

How quickly age

 

descends on us. Our memories are maps

 

to places that don't exist. I was an emperor

 

on a green lawn wearing a white sheet

 

and a paper crown. Th …

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Bad Ideas

Bad Ideas

by Michael V. Smith
edition:Paperback
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Nobody knows bad ideas quite like Michael V. Smith. In his new collection of poetry, he speaks to an intangibility of sense, or a sense beyond the rational. Bad Ideas explores the inevitability of loss and triumph with characteristic irony and tenderness. Through this dazzling collection of a remembered life, hung out to ogle like laundry on the li …

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then/again

then/again

by Michelle Elrick
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Michelle Elrick's then/again is a poetic account of finding home, and the meanings and moments that the concept of home can come to embody. The collection tracks the poet through a landscape of intimate places--an ancestral home in Scotland, a mother's birthplace in Salzburg, a childhood home on the West Coast--as well as the memory-warped terrain …

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Should Auld Acquaintance

Should Auld Acquaintance

Discovering the Woman Behind Robert Burns
by Melanie Murray
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Robert Burns' "Belle of Mauchline" is given a voice in this lyrical and intimate depiction of the life of Jean Armour, known simply as the wife of the infamous poet and mother of nine of his children. Melanie Murray's biographical Should Auld Acquaintance reveals the historical tale of the talented farmer, a forbidden affair, and the tumultuous lif …

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The Woods

The Woods

A Year on Protection Island
by Amber McMillan
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"Amber McMillan's writing balances an eye for the unusual and resiliently beautiful with a sympathy for the frailties common to all her islanders."
-Kevin Chong, author of Baroque-a-Nova, Neil Young Nation and Beauty Plus Pity

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The Woods: A Year on Protection Island is a personal memoir that probes the unique and sometimes unsettling tenor of life …

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

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

by Adèle Barclay
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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 the intimate.

 

Amidst the comings and goings, there's …

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The Duende of Tetherball

The Duende of Tetherball

by Tim Bowling
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The Duende of Tetherball fearlessly ransacks the scrutinizing role of the past on the present; the interactions and accountabilities of ourselves and other species; the challenges and pleasures of getting older and forever striving to balance our most cherished and often incomprehensible relationships both with the world and each other.

 

Bowling st …

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Witness, I Am

Witness, I Am

by Gregory Scofield
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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 part of the book, is a breathtaking epic poem that c …

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O Canada Crosswords Book 17

O Canada Crosswords Book 17

by Gwen Sjogren
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Puns, fun and Canadiana-they're all standing on guard for solvers in O Canada Crosswords 17. These ninety-five new crosswords provide a playful mix of sixty-five Canadian- and other-themed puzzles in larger grids, plus thirty non-themed Canada Cornucopia crosswords.

 

For anyone passionate about puzzles, author Gwen Sjogren's books are a go-to sourc …

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Digsite

Digsite

by Owain Nicholson
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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 which we are pulled back to, in particular, the plac …

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How Festive the Ambulance

How Festive the Ambulance

by Kim Fu
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In this debut poetry collection by award-winning author Kim Fu, incantations, mythical creatures and extreme violence illuminate small scenes of domestic life and the banal tragedies of modern love and modern death.

 

A sharp edge of humour slices through Fu's poetry, drawing attention to the distance between contemporary existence and the basic fact …

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Wigford Rememberies

Wigford Rememberies

by Kyp Harness
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"a great writer" -Daniel Lanois

"one of the finest songwriters on the planet... his lyrics [are] every bit as powerful as the best Dylan, Cohen and Lennon combined." -Ron Sexsmith

"a national treasure" -Michael Barclay, Exclaim

"he's a stone genius" -CBC

 

"Kyp Harness scrapes at the backdrop of reality to reveal the tired, the broken, the lost and des …

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Surviving City Hall

Surviving City Hall

by Donna Macdonald
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With humour and humanity, Surviving City Hall reveals the workings of the municipal world based on author Donna Macdonald's nineteen years as a city councillor. Wrestling with ground squirrels, dealing with dogs and grappling with the Three Bears of Governance, Macdonald offers an insider's view into how things work at city hall in a call to citize …

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How to Be Eaten by a Lion

How to Be Eaten by a Lion

by Michael Johnson
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From the monk who sets himself on fire in a crowded intersection of Saigon ("the familiar corded tendons of his hands, become / a bracken of ashes, a carbon twine of burnt"), to the salmon run in British Columbia ("The salmon word / for home is glacierdust and once-tall trees unlimbed, / a taste, no matter where, they know"), Johnson writes of topi …

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The Red Files

The Red Files

by Lisa Bird-Wilson
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This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations.

 

Inspired by family and archival sources, Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of a history torn apart by colonial violence. The collection takes its name f …

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perpetual

perpetual

by Rita Wong & Cindy Mochizuki
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The power of water is the power of blood, flood and drought. Water keeps it real, keeps us real. Forgetting this, we turn the earth into a toxic dump. Remembering this, we unfurl the future as perpetual possibility.

 

Water is also the strength of subtlety, quietly making its way through your body. perpetual is both a gift and a warning from water. T …

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Bearskin Diary

Bearskin Diary

by Carol Rose Daniels
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Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced, at a time when movements like Idle No More call for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Carol Daniels adds an important perspective to the Canadian literary landscape.

 

Taken from the arms of her mother as s …

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Regeneration Machine

Regeneration Machine

by Joe Denham
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Twenty years ago Nevin Sample walked into a small bank in Deep Cove, robbed a teller at gunpoint and fled into the forest of Cates Park. After a lengthy pursuit, he hid behind a stump at the edge of a small clearing. The police called to him. He raised the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

 

Nevin had a magnetism, an understated complexity: the …

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O Canada Crosswords Book 16

O Canada Crosswords Book 16

by Gwen Sjogren
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This latest instalment of the bestselling O Canada Crosswords series serves up an appetizing palate of Canadiana, pop culture and whimsical wordplay. Canadian themes touch on hockey, music, industry and places, and author Gwen Sjogren brings to the table several of her trademark pun puzzles like Money Changes Everything and Fit for a Witch. Seven g …

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Floating is Everything

Floating is Everything

by Sheryda Warrener
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Sheryda Warrener's second poetry collection touches on the illusion of remaining grounded and a sense of belonging. A retired cosmonaut returns from a record-breaking 438 days in space and attempts to re-immerse himself in the world. One speaker considers reinvention from the top floor of the World's Tallest building; another, our complicated futur …

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Mayor Snow

Mayor Snow

by Nick Thran
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"Thran's poems offer a meditation on the creativity involved in viewing, engaging with its productivity as well as its superfluity, spilling past the edges of what is represented to reflect the ways through which viewers come to imaginatively inhabit what is seen."
--Michael Borkent, The Journal of Canadian Poetry

Mayor Snow is about both the abdica …

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The Death of Small Creatures

The Death of Small Creatures

by Trisha Cull
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In her lyrical memoir The Death of Small Creatures, Trisha Cull lays bare her struggles with bulimia, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. Interspersing snatches of conversations, letters, blog entries and clinical notes with intimate poetic narrative, Cull evokes an accessible experience of mental illness.

In The Death of Small Creatures, Cull str …

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undercurrent

undercurrent

by Rita Wong
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The water belongs to itself. undercurrent reflects on the power and sacredness of water--largely underappreciated by too many--whether it be in the form of ocean currents, the headwaters of the Fraser River or fluids in the womb. Exploring a variety of poetic forms, anecdote, allusion and visual elements, this collection reminds humanity that we ar …

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Transmitter and Receiver

Transmitter and Receiver

by Raoul Fernandes
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Debut talent Raoul Fernandes's first offering is Transmitter and Receiver, a masterful and carefully depicted exploration of one's relationships with oneself, friends, memories, strangers and technology.

The three parts of this collection are variations building on a theme--at times lonely, sometimes adoring, but always honest. Wider areas of contem …

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Hastings-Sunrise

Hastings-Sunrise

by Bren Simmers
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Hastings-Sunrise is a love letter to a fleeting place and time. Bren Simmers's second collection captures her old East Vancouver neighbourhood in the midst of upheaval. As it is colonized by tides of matching plaid and diners serving pulled-pork pancakes, condo developments replace the small businesses and cheap rentals that once gave the area its …

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