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97 Positions of the Heart

by Jaik Josephson, illustrated by Erin Josephson-Laidlaw
edition: Paperback
tagged: australian & oceanian

Elizabeth Smart, author of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945), has been heralded as a complicated and passion fuelled artist who dared to live in disregard of the burdensome expectations for women in the first half of the last century. 97 Positions of the Heart is a lyrical travelogue through the courageous life of this Canadian wr …

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Intermission

by Heather Simeney MacLeod
edition: Paperback
tagged: australian & oceanian

Intermission is an uncommon and refreshing excavation of popular culture, memory, and relationship. It offers startling interpretations of the fashionable sitcoms and young-adult novels which were prevalent during the late 1970s while exploring the nuances of belonging, faith, and loss. With a tensile gesture we are moved from the icons of the 1960 …

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Of Love and Drowning

by Antony Christie
edition: Paperback
tagged: australian & oceanian

Of Love and Drowning is a commentary on the pre-cariousness of human existence, using a variety of real and imaginary voices to explore childhood, love, despair, aging, death and the reaffirmation of life.

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Words for Trees

by Barbara Folkart
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
tagged: australian & oceanian

In this Ottawa writer’s first volume of verse, there are trees, of coursecatalpas on stained-glass transoms, an ever-present crabappel, nameless species in whose bare branches the winter solstice lurks. There is music, tooawhorehouse tango, a string quartet enthralling a favourite cat, the silky caress of a clarinet along the remembered flesh of …

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Weather Report

by Rhonda Batchelor
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: marriage, australian & oceanian

Like the shifting and often turbulent skies of our own emotional meteorology, Rhonda Batchelor’s poems forecast the shifting patterns of a marriage from quiet moments of a graceful dawn to stormy seas of absence, from brilliant love-strewn sunshowers to dark moments of loss and bitter nights upon the shore. In three sections, "Backbone of the Moo …

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The Poetry of Louis Dudek

Definitive Collection

by Louis Dudek
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, australian & oceanian

When Dudek selected and arranged the poems in this book he intended this to be the "definitive" collection of his poems. This contains selections from 20 of his previous book between 1944 and 1997.

Louis Dudek … prolific poet, critic and literary activist … has had a long and distinguished career as one of Canada’s major writers.

Louis Dudek i …

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What the Small Day Cannot Hold

Collected Poems 1970-1985

by Susan Musgrave
edition: Paperback
tagged: poetry, australian & oceanian

Finally a collected Musgrave for those old enough to have been there in the 1970s and those young enough to want to reexperience the generation’s wry optimism and ironic fervour. This seven-title canon reissues Musgrave’s early must-have literary opus and includes: Songs of the Sea-Witch, Entrance of the Celebrant, Grave-Dirt and Selected Straw …

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This Healing Place

And Other Poems

by Peter Jailall
edition: Paperback
tagged: caribbean & latin american, australian & oceanian

Peter Jailall, teacher, storyteller and poet, expresses great passion for the English language and for the quality of life of all Canadians. With this, his first published volume of poetry, he takes a much-deserved place alongside Canada’s most significant writers of colour.

"Peter’s poems told me stories or rather pulled me into scenes where I …