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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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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 …

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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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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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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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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 …