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A Bride in Three Acts
Mary Melfi
1983
Mary Melfi's poetry is, despite its use of tough, surprising, visual comparisons, very direct. Her words strike like a hammer on a nail. The images arise from our highly technological world. Melfi does not care for lace gloves, Persian carpets, or the panoramas of Northern intangible greenery. Whatever lifts man...
A God Hangs Upside Down
Joseph Maviglia
1994
A God Hangs Upside Down is the first full-length collection by poet and singer-songwriter Joseph Maviglia. Beginning with reflexive narrative as the poet travels through Southern Italy, the focus shifts to North America and portraits of a working-class family and the pulsating energy of the construction job site. Combining elements...
A Housecoat Remains
Tina Biello
2015
This collection of poems tells a multi-layered story between worlds: old country vs. new, traditional life vs. modern, health vs. illness. Biello takes us on a journey between these worlds and shows us how mother, father and daughter cope with loss and re-discover each other through the difficult illness of...
A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love
Georg Mordechai Langer, Franz Kafka, Menachem Wolff, Thor Polson, Elana Wolff
2014
Kafka's writings are characterized by an extreme sensitivity manifested in absurdity, alienation, and gallows humor, and these two particular collections of short pieces, A Country Doctor (1919) and A Hunger Artist (1924), represent later works in the corpus. Poems and Songs of Love is a translation of the collection Piyyutim...
A Mingus Lullaby
Dane Swan
2016
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,...
A New Geography of Time
Robert Viscusi
2004
In these poems, objects are occasions in outline. Dogs, cats, pianos, cappuccino, hair dye, snowshoes, parsley, and black raspberries do not simply lie there. They act upon one another and upon us. They demonstrate the laws of time. One birthday is a hundred birthdays. One city disappears into another.
A Place in the World
Robert Flanagan
2009
Existentialist in approach, this collection of tightly woven, abstract poems explores ageing and what it means to not be young anymore.
A Prayer
Emanuel di Pasquale
2017
A Prayer connects the reader to nature, in a lyrical, life-affirmative manner. The poems are imagistic and open the reader to the divinity that surrounds her/him, both within and without.
Mary Melfi's poem and prose pieces seem to arise from the same isolation, solitude or loneliness which is the foundation of her psyche; a self-contained, closed world the rules of which are unique, similar to no one else's, rules which follow the logic of dreams and not that of public...
A Still Life: Selected Poems (1960-2010)
A Still Life
Selected Poems (1960-2010)
Bernlef, Scott Rollins
2016
His poems make you forget what poetry is. Bernlef's secret is in the way he looks at things. His attention to the ordinary, to the marginal, the so-called extra literary has not only enlarged the realm of the poetic but challenges the hierarchies and preconceived notions about what is or...
The poetic vision of A Taste of Earth, A Taste of Flame is timeless. It is also a work rooted in the thought of our own era. Though man does not escape his predicament, our own era has perhaps made him more aware than ever before of his destiny. But...
Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be
J. J. Steinfeld
2017
The 100 wide-ranging and idiosyncratic poems of Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be confront, grapple with, explore, argue with, and ultimately embrace the human condition as they wend their way through the worldly and the otherworldly aspects of absurdity and existence, the ordinary and the extraordinary spheres of being. They...
Accidental Genius: The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Accidental Genius
The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Keith Garebian
2015
Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and presents them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious academic consideration. The intent is to deflate by inflating them in mock-serious fashion. So,...
After the End
David Sobelman
2006
After the End is a sequence of linked narrative poems, revealing a philosophical encounter between various necessary polarities: eye and ear, faith and reason, mythos and logos, essence and existence, as well as the connecting bridge, the corpus callosum, between them. The bridge is the a priori medium of language...
after words
Stan Rogal
2014
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...
Against The Light
Tiziano Broggiato, Patricia Hanley, Maria Laura Mosco
2013
This collection presents a bilingual Italian-English selection of the poetry of Tiziano Broggiato, winner of the prestigious Premio Montale. The translations, by Canadians Patricia Hanley and Maria Laura Mosco, bring to North American audiences the poetry of an author who has already been translated into half a dozen languages.
Aknos
Fulvio Caccia
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
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.
Albino Pierro: Selected Poems
Albino Pierro
Selected Poems
Albino Pierro, Luigi Bonaffini
2002
With its dark, lamenting style and vision, Albino Pierro's poetry was often described as the work of a sorceror or shaman. One of the most distinguished composers of dialect poetry in the 20th century, Pierro's verse is presented here in both his archaic Lucan Italian vernacular and in English.
All That Lies Between Us
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
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...
Amphetamine Heart
Liz Worth
2011
Filtered through insomnia and distress signals, Amphetamine Heart pumps out an atonal pulse over flashes of lowered inhibitions. Channelling punk and heavy metal influences, this poetry collection's soundtrack is set to a backdrop of boozecans and broken glass. Written over a three-year period, these poems are linked by discomfort and...
And Light Remains
Isabella Colalillo Katz
2006
In this new book, And Light Remains, Isabella Colalillo-Katz mobilizes a poignant poesis to probe the divinities of the heart and its mnemonic trajectories. These poems are stark meditations, imagistic, hopeful and lyrical, on the paradigmatic nature of love and truth. They report the invocative experiences of a searching metaphysic...
Approaches to Absence
Pasquale Verdicchio
1994
Home is established by our relationship to the world around us, wherever we are. Nevertheless, we also occupy the places of our absence. Culture is constructed, in passing through a place, in what is taken with the departure, in what is left behind. Culture is a matter of subtraction and...
Arguments for Lawn Chairs
Aaron Kreuter
2016
The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs take multiple positions. The poems in Arguments for Lawn Chairs don't trust your grandmother's cooking. They have visited Pangea, they have visited Toronto and Montreal, the B.C. Gulf Islands, Tiberias, the tailing ponds near Sudbury, and they are still not satisfied, are still...
Arms: New and Selected Poems
Arms
New and Selected Poems
Laura Boss
1999
Laura Boss has continued and expanded her story of the complexity of survival in the increasingly dangerous world of contemporary relationships.
At the Moonbean Café
Malca Litovitz
2003
This collection of poems is imbued with a poetic voice of groundlessness, detailing the winding, transitory nature of every relationship. Often engaging feelings of loss and harmony simultaneously, the poems in this collection find beauty in the bleakest moments.
Autostrada per la luna
Silvano Zamaro
1987
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./...
Azure
Brian Day
2004
This new take on Hindu mythology includes poems inspired by South Asian stories and covers the dealings of Vishnu, human avatars Rama and Krishna, and the relationship between Rama and his wife Sita.
Backscatter: New and Selected Poems
Backscatter
New and Selected Poems
Raymond Filip
2001
At the age of eighteen, Raymond Filip wrote 'I am a citizen of the world in exile'. Thirty years later, Filip's ethno-eccentric vision has remained prescient and true. Born in a displaced persons camp after World War II, Lithuanian by blood, Canadian by citizenship, a Quebecker by homing instinct, and...
Bending the Continuum
Dane Swan
2011
The poems in Bending the Continuum are slave to no genre. Science-fiction, alternative realities, and time are fluid. Form, voice and space in this collection borrow from multiple canons. Dane's first book is equal parts Can-lit, Harlem Renaissance, the Caribbean oral tradition known as Griotism, Roddenberry, hip-hop and dark-humour.
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