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Wintering

by Rosemary Blake
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

Rosemary Blake's Wintering is a thoughtful collection of poems of landscape and memory. The poems recall a childhood filled with the loss of a beloved father, but also with the light and beauty of the Australia landscape. Canada provides a way of seeing into this past with its loss and longing; a way which explores the contrast of the seasons, the …

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Father / Genocide

by Margo Tamez
edition: Paperback
tagged: native american

On the night before he “walked on” in 1996, Margo Tamez’s father recorded two questions with a handheld cassette recorder: “Where did the good men go? Where did they go?”

Decades later, Tamez, an enrolled citizen of the Lipan Apache band of Texas, reconstructs her father’s struggle to “be a man” under American domination while tracin …

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Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl

by Francine Merasty
edition: Paperback
tagged: non-classifiable, native american, women authors

"Iskotew Iskwew/Fire Woman" is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma while the author was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent …

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Min Hayati

by Rayya Liebich
edition: Paperback
tagged: women authors, canadian

This collection travels through a daughter's childhood memories in Montreal, her mother's homeland of Lebanon, and the dark realities of grief across borders. Min Hayati uncovers the well of sorrow and the depth of love discovered only through loss. In this collection, poetry pays homage to the author's maternal lineage, her mixed ethnicity, and th …

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29 leads to love

by Salimah Valiani
edition: Paperback
tagged: women authors, canadian

In her newest collection, Salimah Valiani traces the meaning of love in 29 different ways. Two themes thread the poetic work: the exploration of love via loss, movement, stillness and surrender; and the attempt to understand historically the socio-ecological dismantling we are living throughout the world today. This book is about love in a large se …

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Resistance

Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo

edited by Sue Goyette
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
tagged: women authors, feminism & feminist theory, anthologies (multiple authors)

Writers across the globe speak out against sexual assault and abuse in this powerful new poetry anthology, edited by Sue Goyette.

These collected poems from writers across the globe declare one common theme: resistance. By exploring sexual assault and violence in their work, each writer resists the patriarchal systems of power that continue to supp …

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Bramah and the Beggar Boy

by Renée Sarojini Saklikar
edition: Paperback
tagged: epic

One afternoon, in an old house in an abandoned village on the outskirts of Perimeter, in the place they call Pacifica, Bramah and the beggar boy find fragments of an ancient text. Hunched over scraps of parchment and broken computer disks, they blow the dust off a cover, and so our story begins. Many things happen—some good, but mostly bad—incl …

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Gospel Drunk

by Aidan Chafe
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: canadian

Aidan Chafe’s Gospel Drunk is a personal journey to find clarity and identity in the face of alcoholism and religion. Sharp, intoxicating imagery and a gutsy, minimalist aesthetic combine in these poems to explore some of our darkest and strongest belief systems, dismantling them with wit and wisdom. An impressive mix of tightly-crafted lyric and …

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The Bad Wife

by Micheline Maylor
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: canadian, family, women authors

Micheline Maylor’s The Bad Wife is an intimate, first-hand account of how to ruin a marriage. This is a story of divorce, love, and what should have been, told in a brave and unflinching voice. Pulling the reader into a startling web of sensuality, guilt, resentment, and pleasure, this collection asks what if you set off a bomb in your own house? …

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Deriving

by Jennifer Bowering Delisle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: canadian, death, family, women authors, nature

Deriving explores infertility, motherhood, and family, while troubling the colonial legacies of the English language and Canadian identity. A feminist exploration of ancestral and etymological origins, Jennifer Bowering Delisle’s critical collection asks how does language impact our ways of being in the world? How do historical voices echo in the …