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Arborophobia

by Nancy Holmes
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: canadian, nature, women authors

Arborophobia, the latest collection by award-winning poet Nancy Holmes, is a poetic spiritual reckoning. Its elegies, litanies, and indictments concern wonder, guilt, and grief about the journey of human life and the state of the natural world. When a child attempts suicide and western North America burns and the creep of mortality closes in, is sp …

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Hail, the Invisible Watchman

read by Alexandra Oliver
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: places, women authors, family, canadian

 

Hail, The Invisible Watchman is haunted poetry—Oliver’s formal schemes are as tidy as a picket-fence and as suggestive; behind the charm of rhyme is a vibrant, dark exploration of domestic and social alienation.

The poems in Hail, the Invisible Watchman are as tidy as a picket-fence—and as suggestive. Behind the charms of iambs lurks a dark e …

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The Affirmations

read by Luke Hathaway & Daniel Cabena
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
tagged: inspirational & religious, canadian, lgbt

 

”...a trans-mystical work of love and change...”—Ali Blythe, author of Hymnswitch

The mystics who coined the phrase ‘the way of affirmation’ understood the apocalyptic nature of the word yes, the way it can lead out of one life and into another. Moving among the languages of Christian conversion, Classical metamorphosis, seasonal transfor …

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The Hands

by Marty Gervais
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, inspirational & religious, places

A paean to iconic personalities

Moving, intriguing, and exquisite, this collection is a paean to the iconic personalities Marty Gervais has met and written about during his career as both a poet and a journalist and includes poems about such diverse characters as Muhammad Ali, Mother Teresa, Benjamin Spock, Norman Mailer, Karen Kain and Thomas Mert …

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Naturalism, An Annotated Bibliography

by Michael Goodfellow
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

The poems in Naturalism, an Annotated Bibliography survey the totemic elements of rural life, a world where wells go dry, rains flood brooks and basements, and maintenance only ever slows the inevitable decline. But there’s resilience as well, in garlic scapes, rosehips, winter birds, old houses and books, and love. Goodfellow’s spare style and …

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Surrender & Resistance

by Katie Fewster-Yan
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

The poems in Surrender and Resistance consider our response to the movement of fate upon our lives, the ebb and flow between our willingness to embrace and our determination to reject what seemingly simply happens regardless. Connecting personal cycles of surrender and resistance to the universal, Fewster-Yan employs imagery from both the natural w …

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Shadow Blight

by Annick MacAskill
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian

Shadow Blight considers the pain and isolation of pregnancy loss through the lens of classical myth. Drawing on the stories of Niobe–whose monumental suffering at the loss of her children literally turned her to stone–and others, this collection explores the experience of being swept away by grief and silenced by the world. Skirting the tropes ( …

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de book of Joseph

by Pamela Mordecai
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: canadian, caribbean & latin american

de book of Joseph, the third book in Mordecai's epic trilogy about the lives of Jesus, his mother, Mary, and his foster father, the tekton of Nazareth, is a dazzling retelling in Jamaican Creole of the story of Joseph's life--his first marriage, his magical meeting with Mary, and his role in the birth and raising of Jesus. Mordecai creates a cast o …

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Para-Social Butterfly

by Šari Dale
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: canadian

Disillusioned with her life as a waitress, an aspiring influencer implants a micro-projector into her brain to live in a world of her own creation called the Ultra-Glam. The Ultra-Glam is a virtual reality of fame, glamour, hyperpop, mass-media images, movie trailers, celebrity selfies, and perfume advertisements. The further she goes into this wor …

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New Infinity

by Bára Hladík
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: canadian, women authors, czech republic, eastern, lgbt, gay & lesbian

New Infinity is an experimental novella that follows a woman as she lives and dreams her way through the philosophical implications of autoimmune disease. Met by a labyrinth of closing doors, she searches for meaning and connection among fragmented realities and failed relationships, finding infinitude in the healing process of bibliomancy.

Bára Hl …