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Stone Woman
Bianca Lakoseljac
Book Excellence Award
2017
Stone Woman is a saga of Blossom's unconventional family of five women, whose lives are bound by a Vietnam-War draft dodger David, immersed in the Yorkville subculture of the hippie daze of Toronto. The novel draws the reader into a web of liaisons -- into David's love affair with Blossom's...
A Mingus Lullaby
Dane Swan
Trillium Award for Poetry
Shortlisted
2017
Charles Mingus, the renowned musician, composer and civil rights activist, claimed to be three people, was married to one of his wives by Ginsberg, and collaborated with such luminaries as Langston Hughes and Joni Mitchell. Twelve of the poems in A Mingus Lullaby explore moments in his life, compositions, performances,...
Middle-Aged Boys & Girls
Diane Bracuk
Evergreen Award
Nominated
2017
We all know adults who are stranded in the amber of adolescence. Growing older but not necessarily growing up is the central theme of Middle-Aged Boys & Girls, featuring characters who, to varying degrees, are stuck in adolescent roles of rebel, outcast, enfant terrible and cool kid. All are linked...
The Sea-Wave
Rolli
Saboteur Award
Longlisted
2017
A flash fiction novel, The Sea-Wave details the aftermath of the kidnapping by an elderly and emotionally damaged man of a severely disabled, wheelchair-bound, unusually bright, depressive 12-year-old girl incapable of speech. The novel consists of the girl's entries in her diary-like memorandum book, entries which relate her own, surprising...
Rooms
Louise Dupré, Karen Isabel Ocaña
QWF Cole Foundation Prize for Translation
Shortlisted
2017
Rooms is lyrical and meditative, painterly, erotic and philosophical. The book is thematically and structurally a unity, but a unity of many parts, one and multiple. Rooms, many-chambered, purposeful and highly stylized yet light, light and airy as a beehive. Rooms plays like a late 20th century blues-inflected jazz. There...
My Grandmother's Pill
Lisa Pike
ReLit
Longlisted
2015
A story of mean drunks and happy ones, and of the women who often outlive them, My Grandmother's Pill is a rollercoaster ride through three generations of abuse and addiction. On the heels of divorce, Maude's relationship with Seamus sets the scene for her struggle to break free.
Skinny-Dipping with the Muse
Ellen S. Jaffe
Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award
Shortlisted
2015
Grouped into four sections, the poems in this collection relate to the writer's experience of diving “into the destructive element” (in Joseph Conrad's words), naked, vulnerable, stripping off clothes, masks, and preconceptions in a process of connecting with the “creative spirit” in a way that is playful, loving, emotionally rich...
after words
Stan Rogal
ReLit
Longlisted
2015
The idea for this collection was to offer a tip of the hat to people whose lives and/or works have influenced the author. Each piece is forwarded by a short background story as well as an epigram which provides some descriptive entry and flavour. The key was to construct these...
Fugitive Horizons
Henry Beissel
Ottawa Book Awards
Shortlisted
2014
These poems take the reader on a mind-blowing journey across the known micro- and macrocosms to the extreme outer edges of space and time. The counter-intuitive insights of modern science here become reality as we are led to question the representations of our senses. Quantum physics and cosmic relativity, captured...
Where The Sun Shines Best
Austin Clarke
Governor-General's Award
Shortlisted
2013
Three Canadian soldiers awaiting deployment to Afghanistan beat a homeless man to death on the steps of their armoury after a night of heavy drinking. The poet, whose downtown Toronto home overlooks the armoury and surrounding park, describes the crime, its perpetrators, the victim, and a cast of homeless witnesses...
The Stalinist's Wife
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
Governor-General's Award
Shortlisted
2013
Louise Aubert leaves Mathieu Lord when he joins the Stalinist party. Fifteen years later, she writes a letter in which she dares express her vision of their common history, marked by authoritarianism, mental cruelty and the absence of sharing in the name of love. In the story that follows this...
Our Obsidian Tongues
David Shook
Dylan Thomas Prize
Longlisted
2013
David Shook's debut collection employs the city as a lens through which to explore the multiplicity of voices that inhabit it, cannibalizing a wide range of his predecessors -- from the Classical Nahuatl singers of the Aztec empire to the contemporary poets of Mexico City -- to scrape away the...
Where the Sun Shines Best
Austin Clarke
Governor-General's Award
Shortlisted
2013
Three Canadian soldiers awaiting deployment to Afghanistan beat a homeless man to death on the steps of their armoury after a night of heavy drinking. The poet, whose downtown Toronto home overlooks the armoury and surrounding park, describes the crime, its perpetrators, the victim, and a cast of homeless witnesses...
The Stalinist's Wife
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
Governor-General's Award
Shortlisted
2013
Louise Aubert leaves Mathieu Lord when he joins the Stalinist party. Fifteen years later, she writes a letter in which she dares express her vision of their common history, marked by authoritarianism, mental cruelty and the absence of sharing in the name of love. In the story that follows this...
The Stalinist's Wife
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
Governor-General's Award
Shortlisted
2013
Louise Aubert leaves Mathieu Lord when he joins the Stalinist party. Fifteen years later, she writes a letter in which she dares express her vision of their common history, marked by authoritarianism, mental cruelty and the absence of sharing in the name of love. In the story that follows this...
Subtitles & Other Stories
Domenico Capilongo
ReLit Award
Shortlisted
2013
From celebrated Toronto poet, Domenico Capilongo, comes a collection of powerful and humorous stories inspired by love: the love of family and tradition, the passion shared between two people when love is found, and the impact felt when it is misunderstood and lost. These stories travel the globe from Toronto...
Tracie's Revenge & Other Stories
Wade Bell
ReLit Award
Shortlisted
2013
A classic short fiction writer, Wade Bell lets his characters do the talking for him, electing to stay in the background. His style is simple but he's not afraid to pry open the heart of a character and expose it for all the world to see. Bell's latest collection features...
Sometimes It Snows in America
Marisa Labozzetta
Eric Hoffer Award
Shortlisted
2013
Born into Somali royalty and Saudi Arabian wealth, Fatma is given away in infancy and, at age 12, forced into an arranged marriage with a young Peace Corps worker. Prejudice and cultural demands lead to a number of painful promises that will dictate the course of her life on two...
These Shadows Remain: A Fable
B.W. Powe
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2012
Images overrun the world. Toons filled with rage and hate hunger for life. A war between simulations and humans. People besieged in a castle of dreams. A mysterious knight shifts between worlds, holding the secret that could save all. Orphaned children lead him to the whirlwind, the terrible faceless source....
Paramita, Little Black
Suzanne Robertson
Gerald Lampert Award
Shortlisted
2012
In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the connective tissue that binds stranger to stranger, human to animal, soul to landscape, heart to mind. Inspired by the Buddhist paramitas -- actions that spark a spiritual sojourn, the poems attempt to both transcend and...
Sweet Hope
Mary Bucci Bush
Tillie Olsen Award, Working Class Studies Association (book for academic or general audiences)
2012
Italians as indentured labourers in Southern cotton plantations at the turn of the twentieth century? Entire families scrabbling to survive, dying of malaria, building relationships with their neighbours, many the first generation of freed slaves? Sweet Hope unleashes the little known story of Italians who came looking for a better...
Light And Time
Michael Mirolla
Bressani Award
Shortlisted
2012
Michael Mirolla's poetic world is one where a mirror - or any simple reflective item - is tilted ever so slightly, providing an opening to places we would never have imagined existed. (One of them is his own birth, from the inside, looking reluctantly out.) The poet is a metaphysical...
A Hard Gold Thread
Catherine Black
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2012
In this, her second book, Catherine Black weaves together the wonder, heartache, and "unlovely beauty"of a youth that is by turns charmed and disquieting. Straddling genres of memoir, prose, and poetry, A Hard Gold Thread delights in the layering of keenly observed moments, in the subtle play of remembering and...
The Cure Is a Forest
Desi Di Nardo
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2012
The Cure Is a Forest probes the various processes of growth and transformation among all living things in deep ecology. An element of animism permeates throughout the poems which are set in and against the backdrop of Canada's ecotones, greenwoods, and lakes. The Cure Is a Forest is an odyssey...
Startled Night
Elana Wolff
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2012
Part distilled observation, part imaginative act, part spiritual expedition, the lyrically-idiosyncratic poems in Startled Night plumb the struggle of integrating the shadow, of coming into personhood and love--through the life processes of encounter and crisis, also through the chiaroscuro of art, image, and word. The decisive moment is perpetual, which...
Paramita, Little Black
Suzanne Robertson
Toronto Book Award
Shortlisted
2012
In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the connective tissue that binds stranger to stranger, human to animal, soul to landscape, heart to mind. Inspired by the Buddhist paramitas -- actions that spark a spiritual sojourn, the poems attempt to both transcend and...
Sweet Hope
Mary Bucci Bush
John Gardner Book Award
Shortlisted
2012
Italians as indentured labourers in Southern cotton plantations at the turn of the twentieth century? Entire families scrabbling to survive, dying of malaria, building relationships with their neighbours, many the first generation of freed slaves? Sweet Hope unleashes the little known story of Italians who came looking for a better...
Sweet Hope
Mary Bucci Bush
Paterson Fiction Prize
Shortlisted
2012
Italians as indentured labourers in Southern cotton plantations at the turn of the twentieth century? Entire families scrabbling to survive, dying of malaria, building relationships with their neighbours, many the first generation of freed slaves? Sweet Hope unleashes the little known story of Italians who came looking for a better...
Marimba Forever
Jim Christy
ReLit Awards
Shortlisted
2011
The poetry in Marimba Forever is concerned with love and longing, which the author displays in all their multifarious guises. Many of the poems can be regarded as small films: nourish, action, farce or slapstick; others call music to mind: a tenor saxophone improvising on a standard melody in the...
Light And Time
Michael Mirolla
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2011
Michael Mirolla's poetic world is one where a mirror - or any simple reflective item - is tilted ever so slightly, providing an opening to places we would never have imagined existed. (One of them is his own birth, from the inside, looking reluctantly out.) The poet is a metaphysical...
Floating Bodies
Julie Roorda
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2011
Bodies float in rapture, and in death, transported by waves of pleasure, or lapped by failure, fallen, having flown too close to the sun. The poems in this collection are at once macabre and ecstatic, probing the body by means of metaphysics and transcendence through pure sensuality. They...
What We Pass On: Collected Poems: 1980-2009
What We Pass On
Collected Poems: 1980-2009
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Barnes & Noble Writers For Writers Award
2011
In What We Pass On: Collected Poems: 1980-2009, Maria Mazziotti Gillan weaves a tapestry of one woman's life -- wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, grand-daughter, Italian American. Reading these poems in one volume makes us acutely aware of how memory is layered, each new poem adding another detail, another color,...
Claiming Kin
Laura Marello
Paterson Poetry Award
Shortlisted
2010
Set in Santa Cruz, California; San Remo, Italy; Paris, France; and a fictional town called Pottersville, North Carolina from the 1950s through the 1980s, Claiming Kin tells the story of two intertwined families and their battles and conflicts over kinship.
This Nothing's Place
Pasquale Verdicchio
Bressani Award (for poetry)
2010
Revealing the instability of location and the illusory nature of identity, this poetry collection traces the edges where the multidimensional blends, blurs, and merges, envisioning a place where form is formless and perception boundless. Taking its title from Emily Carr's Klee Wyck, which describes a strip of land that belongs...
Claiming Kin
Laura Marello
PEN/Bingham Award
Nominated
2010
Set in Santa Cruz, California; San Remo, Italy; Paris, France; and a fictional town called Pottersville, North Carolina from the 1950s through the 1980s, Claiming Kin tells the story of two intertwined families and their battles and conflicts over kinship.
Exploding into Night
Sandy Pool
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2010
In Exploding into Night, Sandy Pool delves into the heart of a grisly murder that took place in the Parkdale area of Toronto. With its dazzling turns and deafening silence, this narrative poem is a stark reappraisal of urban existence and its heartache. Pool's metaphysical landscape speaks in multiple voices...
Slender Human Weight
Sue Chenette
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2010
In Slender Human Weight, Sue Chenette explores a world both familiar and mysterious. She finds, in her mother's attic, in the French countryside, and in her own home, the richness of physical objects as they embody what is felt, dreamed, longed for, and remembered.
Orioles in the Oranges
Melanie Janisse
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2010
Orioles in the Oranges is an exquisitely told story of a destructive modern love, woven together with a famous Métis legend of Pelee Island - involving a young woman who plunged to her death in Lake Erie after being abandoned by her English husband. Janisse's own Metis heritage, as well...
Exploding into Night
Sandy Pool
Governor General's Award (for poetry)
Shortlisted
2010
In Exploding into Night, Sandy Pool delves into the heart of a grisly murder that took place in the Parkdale area of Toronto. With its dazzling turns and deafening silence, this narrative poem is a stark reappraisal of urban existence and its heartache. Pool's metaphysical landscape speaks in multiple voices...
Octopus Intelligence
Timothy Quinn
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2010
Set in New York, Tehran, Port au Prince and Tegucigalpa, Octopus Intelligence tells the story of two desperate men. One, a former intelligence contractor suffering from a mysterious ailment, has returned home to find an oblique message spelled out on his bedroom floor. Another, a self-medicating paleontologist, has just discovered...
The Trestler House
Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska, W. Donald Wilson
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2010
In this postmodern novel about shifting views of history, a young journalist covering the visit of a French prime minister to Quebec becomes fascinated by a newspaper photograph of historic Trestler House. Curious about how such a landmark sheds light on the difference between personal and national identity, she decides...
All That Lies Between Us
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Monteserrat Review's Best Books of Spring
2009
Constructed in the form of a memoir, these poems take on an emotional tone as the author details the story of her life. The collection is populated by her memories of childhood, courtships and marriage, family illness, children, and grandchildren. At its core is a woman struggling to deal with...
Velocity of Escape, The
Jim Johnstone
ReLit Awards
Longlisted
2009
Siamese twins, circus performers, burn victims, and scientists all clash in this vibrant and vivid collection. Throughout the poems, the experimental voice fills the page with broken lines, jump cuts, and a sense of nervous music. Merging poetry with theoretical science, this work occupies the gap between gravity and escape,...
Foreign Body
Nora Alleyn, Catherine Lalonde
Emile Nelligan Award
2009
The woman speaking in these poems is speaking of the body. Though she has a body with a head, she has a head that fails to understand her body. She is a woman whose head understands a language, but one not shared by the man she loves or wants to...
At the Copa
Marisa Labozzetta
Binghampton University John Gardner Fiction Award
Shortlisted
2009
With humor and poignancy, Marisa Labozzetta's stories expose the social and sexual turmoil of men and women in the time as she puts it "the old age of youth." In "The Knife Lady," a seemingly happily married suburbanite receives a jolt of sexual panic with the visit of a woman...
You Speak to Me in Trees
Elana Wolff
F. G. Bressani Prize for Poetry
2008
In these poems, told from the writer's home on the outskirts of the city, dreams recur, lore emerges, memory merges with imagination, artifice with nature, and the physical with other possibilities. In choosing Elana Wolff as the 2004 Lichen Serial Poet, poet and critic David Solway writes of the winning...
All That Lies Between Us
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
American Book Award
2008
Constructed in the form of a memoir, these poems take on an emotional tone as the author details the story of her life. The collection is populated by her memories of childhood, courtships and marriage, family illness, children, and grandchildren. At its core is a woman struggling to deal with...
We, the Women
Merle Nudelman
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
Honourable Mention
2007
Merle Nudelman plumbs the nuances and vagaries which define our relationships and the shifting moments of lover, abuser, victim, and healer. The imagery in We, the Women is at once startling and evocative. Poems of layered scenes of domesticity and of the natural world border on the elegiac. In this...
You Speak to Me in Trees
Elana Wolff
Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry
Shortlisted
2007
In these poems, told from the writer's home on the outskirts of the city, dreams recur, lore emerges, memory merges with imagination, artifice with nature, and the physical with other possibilities. In choosing Elana Wolff as the 2004 Lichen Serial Poet, poet and critic David Solway writes of the winning...
Borrowed Light
Merle Nudelman
Canadian Jewish Book Award / Henry Fuerstenberg-Berry & Morris Aaron Poetry Award
2004
Weaving together complex layers of personal and political history, this collection of poems traces a Jewish family's path from 1930s Europe to 21st-century Canada. Recalling the delicate, enduring family bonds that have held fast through war and peacetime, these poems find lyric expression for the past century's traumas, large and small.
Borrowed Light
Merle Nudelman
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
Honourable Mention
2004
Weaving together complex layers of personal and political history, this collection of poems traces a Jewish family's path from 1930s Europe to 21st-century Canada. Recalling the delicate, enduring family bonds that have held fast through war and peacetime, these poems find lyric expression for the past century's traumas, large and small.
Italian Shoes
F.G. Paci
Bressani Award
2004
This rich narrative follows a young man through Italy as he searches for his ancestral roots as well as his own identity. His pilgrimage, one that becomes sacred to the aspiring author as he searches for an authentic voice, takes him through Venice, Florence, Rome, and the Italian countryside where...
Gambler's Daughter
Rachel Guido DeVries
Paterson Poetry Award
Shortlisted
2002
A self-reflective exploration in healing, the speaker of these poems confronts memories of her violent father. Throughout her collection, the poet contemplates the type of father she wanted while remembering the positive influences that molded her childhood. Recalling the women who nurtured and comforted her, the author achieves a sense...
Keeping Afloat
M. Travis Lane
Atlantic Poetry Award
2002
In her new collection, Travis Lane speaks of the 'impermanent elation' that 'a word,/ like a live fish in water, sometimes shows.' The language of Keeping Afloat flashes with wit, sensuousness, and a combination of faith (elation) and skepticism (impermanence). In a time when too many poets favour fragments or...
Fabrizio's Passion
Antonio D'Alfonso
Bressani Award
2002
Fabrizio's Passion is the author's English-language version of his French-language novel, Avril ou l'anti-passion. This baroque novel, divided into twenty-five chapters, explores the different facets of an Italian family living in North America. It is through the technique of a multi-voiced narrative that the readers are permitted to see what...
Fulvio Caccia: Selected Poems
Fulvio Caccia
Selected Poems
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
Bressani Award
2002
A selection of poems by Fulvio Caccia who won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1994 for this poetry collection entitled Aknos, published by Guernica and later translated into English.
Breaking the Mould
Penny Petrone
Bressani Award
2002
In this memoir Penny Petrone tells what it was like growing up in Northern Ontario as the daughter of parents who moved to Canada from the class-bound feudal society of Southern Italy during the first quarter of the century when America was the dream of millions of Europeans.
Winter in Montreal
Pietro Corsi
Bressani Award
2002
This novel consists of two stories that become one. The first recounts the delusions of a poor Italian peasant, and the second tells us of the way power is exercised Mafia-style by a prominent member of the Italian community.
Interference
Concetta Principe
Bressani Award
2001
Round-the-clock news on the war in the Gulf, and a modern Penelope sees what is happening in the trenches of that distant place of Troy from the TV perch of America's safe Olympian domain. A fine first book of poems.
The Law of Return
Karen Shenfeld
Canadian Jewish Book Award / Henry Fuerstenberg-Berry & Morris Aaron Poetry Award
2001
Karen Shenfeld explores the meaning of family, memory and return. She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources, including Jewish mystical tradition and personal travels in Africa and Asia.
Island of the Nightingales
Caterina Edwards
Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Fiction
2001
These are stories of women searching for identity and place and purpose in an international world of professors and bricklayers, mafiosi and hockey stars. The stories of these women are contained in those moments when different cultures and different values intersect, when dislocation and fragmentation lead to awareness. Edwards takes...
Aknos and Other Poems
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
Governor General's Award (for translation)
Shortlisted
1997
This selection is the first-time translation of Caccia's poetry which appeared in the original French-language Aknos, winner of the Governor General's Award of Canada in 1994.
Astoria
Robert Viscusi
American Book Award
1996
An experiment in what the author terms "speculative history," this novel tracks the movements of a man haunted by the spirit of his deceased mother and dogged by the notion that Astoria - the Italian neighborhood in Queens where his mother grew up in the 1920s - is the true...
Italian Women and Other Tragedies
Gianna Patriarca
Milton Acorn Award
1995
This book is the first part of Gianna Patriarca's trilogy on Italian women. Winner of the Milton Acorn award, the collection remains popular today almost 20 years after it was first published.
Flowers in Magnetic Fields
Raymond Filip
QSPELL Award
1994
Filip's fourth collection of poetry deals with cultural identity in a pluralistic society, gender issues, and our place in the celestial neighbourhood. Fresh, defiant, unconventional, this book is a virtuoso performance.
Benedetta in Guysterland
Giose Rimanelli
American Book Award
1994
Incorporating America's obsessive fascination with the 'mafia', sex and violence, Benedetta in Guysterland tells the story of America's relationship with Italy and debunks the traditional stereotype of the Italian/American gangster. The story told here is about change and the breaking away from roots that happens to all cultural border crossers.
Aknos
Fulvio Caccia
Governor General's Award (for poetry)
1994
Le lecteur trouvera ici rassemblée pour la première fois en un seul volume toute l'oeuvre poétique, éditée et inéditée, de Fulvio Caccia: Irpinia, Scirocco, Annapurna, et Aknos.
Aknos and Other Poems
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
Governor General's Award
1994
This selection is the first-time translation of Caccia's poetry which appeared in the original French-language Aknos, winner of the Governor General's Award of Canada in 1994.
Marie Uguay: Selected Poems 1975-1981
Marie Uguay
Selected Poems 1975-1981
Daniel Sloate, Marie Uguay
F-A Savard Award (to Daniel Sloate by Columbia University)
1992
This is a translation of a selection of Marie Uguay's poems from the three books she wrote before her death: Signe et rumeur (1976), L'outre-vie (1979), and a posthumous volume, Autoportraits (1982). The three collections, including previously unpublished texts, were republished in 1986 under the title Poems.
Entre les fleuves
Nadine Ltaif
Emile Nelligan Award
Shortlisted
1991
In this book, myth and autobiography coexist, intermingle. The emotions and imagination of the poet draw directly from Mediterranean mythology to find a new myth that could relieve her self-uprooted exile. The myth of Hecate, in Entre les fleuves, fuels Nadine Ltaif's creative impulse and poetic imagery.
Via Diaz
Romano Perticarini, Carlo Giacobbe
Bressani Award
1991
This bilingual edition features the third collection of poetry from Romano Perticarini, who emigrated to Canada at the age of 33. It also earned the author a Bressani Award.
Les Âges de l'amour
Dorothy Livesay, Jean Antonin Billard
Governor General's Award (to Jean Antonin Billard)
1989
Les Âges de l'amour c'est le givre et le feu, l'eau et les flammes, la dentelle et le fer. C'est le vent et l'ouragan, parfois le grondement du volcan, mais c'est aussi la rive rieuse sur lacquelle l'amante vient se coucher, aimer et se fair bercer. -- Madeleine Gagnon
Autostrada per la luna
Silvano Zamaro
Bressani Award
1988
In queste pagine che si decide un esempio di vita, / di prospettive, di rinunce./ Mi hai capito,/ legato/ guidato dove volevi;/ eccomi qui a finire questo giorno nel cortile,/ sotto la pioggia,/ a scrivere pensieri di gesso/ ad aspettare che tu venga a parlarmi,/ a dimri di non andarmene./...
Quartz and Mica
Yolande Villemaire, Judith Cowan
Glassco Prize for Translation
Shortlisted
1987
A translation of a collection of poems, many of which are set in New York City as the poet travels through an imaginary landscape.
Within the Mystery
Jacques Brault, Gertrude Sanderson
F.R. Scott Translation Award (to Gertrude Sanderson)
1986
L'ens dessous l'admirable describes Jacques Brault's inward, spiritual journey, with its risk of despair and desolation. It is essentially a grim voyage. Alone, in no man's land, drawn by the inevitability of death, tempted by the thought of release, the poet descends a dark road. There he encounters the mysterious,...
Sous le signe du Phénix: Entretiens avec des créateurs italo-québécois
Sous le signe du Phénix
Entretiens avec des créateurs italo-québécois
Fulvio Caccia
Bressani Award
1985
Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing
Contrasts
Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing
Joseph Pivato
Bressani Award
1985
This historic collection, the first of its kind, is devoted to the discussion of Italian-Canadian writers publishing in English, in French or in Italian. These critical essays include analyses of some important writing: F.G. Paci's Black Madonna, the poetry of Mary di Michele and Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, the plays...
Fables for Isolated Men
Barry Dempster
Governor General's Award
Shortlisted
1982
Although his work has appeared in most of Canada's prestigious magazines, Fables for Isloated Men is Barry Dempster's first collection of poems. What in this book seems at first an innocent consideration of the workings of convention and habit turns out to be a superlatively crafted study of what really...
Remembering History
Rhea Tregebov
Pat Lowther Award
1982
Remembering History records events of the past and present, of here and everywhere. What has or might have happened come together to form the imaginary world Rhea Tregebov does not fear to criticize. She puts herself inside the history of women and remembers the details of actions which have subtly...