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Slam Coalkan

Performance Poetry: the Condor and the Eagle Meet

edited by Jennifer Alicia Murrin & Renata Tupinambá
edition: Paperback
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors), native american

A Cross-Continental Roar!
In 2021, sixteen Indigenous spoken word artists from North and South America performed their works at the Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) in Toronto, Canada. This anthology, featuring poems from each of the performers, is the result of t …

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Runaway Dreams

by Richard Wagamese, read by Billy Merasty
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 16
  • Grade: 11
tagged: canadian

 

Having developed an impressive reputation for his many novels and non-fiction works, Richard Wagamese now presents a collection of stunning poems ranging over a broad landscape. He begins with an immersion in the unforgettable world where “the ancient ones stand at your shoulder … making you a circle / containing everything.”

These are Medici …

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Umbilical Cord

by Hasan Namir, read by Amir Haidar
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: lgbt, canadian, family

 

Dear Child

Once upon a time

Your baba fell in love with your dad

We got married and dreamt of having a baby

A roller coaster of emotions and feelings

We were always hopeful

Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir shares a joyful collection about parenting, fatherhood and hope. These warm free-verse poems document the journey that he …

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Bear Bones & Feathers

by Louise B. Halfe
edition: Paperback
tagged: indigenous, women authors, canadian

In this new edition of her powerful debut, Plains Cree writer and National Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer reckons with personal history within cultural genocide.

Employing Indigenous spirituality, black comedy, and the memories of her own childhood as healing arts, celebrated poet Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer finds an irrepressible s …

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Black Umbrella

by Katherine Lawrence
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors, family

In this poetic memoir, Katherine Lawrence rides the electric charge of childhood innocence to its moment of impact with adult manipulation and betrayal.

Black Umbrella offers a bold portrait of family breakdown through the lens of a child, a teenager, and later as an adult who approaches love with wariness and longing. These poems speak of long- …

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Why I Was Late

read by Charlie Petch
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: lgbt, canadian

 

With kitchen-table candour and empathy, Charlie Petch’s debut collection of poems offers witness to a decades-long trans/personal coming of age, finding heroes in unexpected places.

Why I Was Late fuses text with performance, bringing a transmasculine wisdom, humour, and experience to bear upon tailgates, spaceships, and wrestling rings. Fierce, …

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the book of smaller

by rob mclennan
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, family

Written while at home full-time with two small children under five, the book of smaller is a collection of short, sharp, incredibly dense prose poems. Created in moments snatched from chaos, these poems challenge the possibilities of language in very small spaces.

Each poem is a still moment, a memory, a burst of observation, suspended outside time …

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Noctograms

by Luciano Iacobelli
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian
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Larder

Poems

by Rhona McAdam
edition: Paperback
tagged: nature, women authors, canadian

Fully immersed in the organic world, Larder is at once an elegant transcription of the spiritual nourishment that comes from our embrace of the earth and of the inevitable loss in our unwillingness to embrace sustainability. In her latest collection, McAdam navigates the dark places of human movement through the earth and the exquisite intricacies …

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