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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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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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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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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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Boat

by Lisa Robertson
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors

From the author of The Baudelaire Fractal, a poetry classic, with new work

In 2004, boldly original poet Lisa Robertson published a chapbook, Rousseau’s Boat, poems culled from years of notebooks that are, nevertheless, by no means autobiographical. In 2010, she expanded the work into a full-length book, R’s Boat. During the pandemic, she was dr …

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You Still Look the Same

read by Farzana Doctor & Ulka Simone Mohanty
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: women authors, canadian, love

 

A moving collection of poetry about navigating mid-life, full of humour and wit, from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor.

This debut poetry collection from acclaimed novelist Farzana Doctor is both an intimate deep dive and a humorous glance at the tumultuous decade of her forties. Through crisp and vivid language, Doctor explores mid-life breakups …

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