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Synaptic

by Alison Calder
edition: eBook
tagged: canadian

An award-winning poet attempts to map the brain’s neural connections, raising fundamental questions about identity and interiority.

This intricate, yearning work from award-winning poet Alison Calder asks us to think about the way we perceive and the ways in which we seek to know ourselves and others.
 
In Synaptic, each section explores key them …

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Beast at Every Threshold

by Natalie Wee
edition: Paperback
tagged: lgbt, canadian, asian american, women authors

A formidable collection of poems that deconstructs the notion of "otherness" through folklore and myth.

An unflinching shapeshifter, Beast at Every Threshold dances between familial hauntings and cultural histories, intimate hungers and broader griefs. Memories become malleable, pop culture provides a backdrop to glittery queer love, and folklore sp …

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Shifting Baseline Syndrome

by Aaron Kreuter
edition: eBook
tagged: canadian

A satiric and searing collection of poetry obsessed with television, oceans, Jewish history, and time.

Nature isn’t dying
it’s simply revising
its target audience

In Shifting Baseline Syndrome, Aaron Kreuter asks the hard questions: will the Anthropocene have a laugh track? Is it okay to marry your eighteenth cousin? How different would the wo …

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AfriCANthology

Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets

edited by A. Gregory Frankson
edition: Paperback
tagged: african american, canadian

Truth spoken plainly and powerfully is difficult to dismiss and impossible to ignore. Edited with purpose by Greg Frankson, AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets brings together some of Canada's most influential dub, page, and spoken word poetic voices and gives them space to speak freely about their personal journeys in piercing ver …

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barangay

an offshore poem

by Adrian De Leon, photographs by Jason Edward Pagaduan
edition: Paperback
tagged: asian american, places, canadian

barangay is an elegant collection from Adrian De Leon that gathers in and arranges the difficult pieces of a scattered history. In these poems De Leon considers the deadly impact of colonialism, the far-reaching effects of the diaspora from the Philippines and the personal loss of his ability to speak Ilokano, his grandmother's native tongue.

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Autowar

by Assiyah Jamilla Touré, cover design or artwork by Ayo Tsalithaba
edition: eBook
tagged: african american, lgbt, canadian

A visceral, vital, unblinking debut collection of poems exploring kinesthetic memory and longing, inherited violence, and the body as a geographical site.

We're often told that we are given only what we can bear. For some of us our first lessons are in how much pain we're made to think we deserve—and the resulting scars are always meant to be kep …

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Gold Pours

by Aurore Gatwenzi
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors, african american

In this debut collection by emerging poet Aurore Gatwenzi, a stunning new voice emerges as she shares the experience of being young and Black in northern Ontario. Gold Pours is a collection of poems that talk about God, identity, heartbreak and passion. Gatwenzi's honest approach to writing exposes readers to humility, surrender and lessons learned …

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