Our Spring Preview continues with an amazing selection of new and forthcoming poetry.
The Montreal Prize Anthology 2020 (April), by Jordan Abel, Kaveh Akbar and Wendy Cope, explodes with talent, combining radiant vision with striking invention in form. Andrea Actis's Grey All Over (April) not only celebrates a rare, close, complicated father-daughter bond, it also boldly expands the empathetic and critical capacities of poetry itself. Make the World New (April) brings together in a single volume some of the highlights of work by Lillian Allen, one of the leading creative Black feminist voices in Canada, and is the first book of her poems to be published in over 20 years. Selina Boan’s debut poetry collection, Undoing Hours (March), considers the various ways we undo, inherit, reclaim and (re)learn. And Shane Book, the author of the acclaimed 2014 collection Congotronic, returns with All Black Everything (June), a collection of urgent, forceful, and energetic new poems.
Set in a small-town, sub-Arctic dive bar, Tara Borin’s debut collection The …
January is a fine time for looking ahead, and for scoping out the scene on the forthcoming reading year. Spoiler: it's going to be a good one. Throughout the month, we'll be sharing titles of books you're going to be falling in love with. This week it's fiction; don't miss our kids' book preview from last week.
The fifth instalment in Cathy Ace's Cait Morgan mystery series is The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes (May), in which Cait's destination wedding (at a Welsh castle, no less!) gets tied up in murder. In her debut novel, Things You’ve Inherited From Your Mother (May), Hollie Adams "takes the conventional wisdom about 'likeable' literary heroines and shoves it down an elevator shaft." Fifteen Dogs (April), by André Alexis, is a story about Hermes and Apollo granting human consciousness to a group of dogs in order to settle a drunken bet about human happiness. Anita Anand's first book is Swing In the House and Other Stories (May), which reveals the complexities of modern family life. And Suzanne Alyssa Andrew's debut is Circle of Stones (March), about one man's cross country search for his missing girlfriend, told from the separate perspectives of intricately linked strangers.