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Time Slip
John Oughton
2010
Drawn from the author's 60-year journey through the Middle East, Japan, and North America, this collection of poems offers a variety of engaging styles, ranging from sonnets to haiku to free-form experimentation, while considering the implications of technology, science, and nature in the context of the 21st century. Including previously...
To Sleep, to Love
Ken Norris
1982
To Sleep, To Love brings together direct and contemplative poems which read like pages in a novel. Individually fashioned to the required precision, each poem projects its full brilliance, especially when placed in the context of the narration. Love can be venerated or cursed but it remains a singular force...
Touch Earth
M. Travis Lane
2006
This unique collection of Canadian poetry demonstrates how poems can be complex yet communicate their essence simply and directly. This selection of spiritual, wittty, and subtly textured poems is both current and lively.
Trivia Thief: Selected Poems
Trivia Thief
Selected Poems
Alberto Nessi, Marco Sonzogni
2011
Alberto Nessi's … strength as a poet rests with his own distinctive and daring language -- a spirit level that enables him always to align himself with the subject of his verse. And, if his work is the product of a rational and realistic pessimism -- occasionally softened by irony,...
True As Moonlight
Merle Nudelman
2014
Anticipation and awareness bud at the start of a new life and bloom with the wondrous changes that ensue. These lyrical narrative poems rejoice at the insights, emotions, and development of a newborn and her family over a brief period of years. Crafted with an artist's eye and poet's appreciation...
Twentieth Centuries
Jean-Marc Desgent, Daniel Sloate
2008
Encompassing a range of emotions - tenderness, vengeance, desire, cruelty - this visionary poetry collection written in the first person traverses the phantom miracles and peers into the dark heart of the world.
Two Women in a Birth
Daphne Marlatt, Betsy Warland
1994
This collection of poetry represents ten years of collaborative work by two of Canada's leading feminist writers, Daphne Marlatt and Betsy Warland. Irresistible word play and erotic lyricism merge with cultural analysis here.
Twohundredandfourpoems
Roger Des Roches, Antonio D'Alfonso
2011
Translated by award-winning author Antonio D'Alfonso, this collection presents four books by prolific Quebec writer Roger Des Roches. Considered by many scholars and critics to be one of the founders of modernity in Quebec, Des Roches' writings span more than four decades and have acted as a source of inspiration...
Under My Skin
Orville Lloyd Douglas
2014
Under My Skin asks a lot of questions, questions that demand answers: Why are young black gay men invisible in Canada's queer and black communities? Do their lives really matter? How do young black men deal with the daily challenges of dealing with multiple oppressions in relation to our race...
Untying The Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s
Untying The Apron
Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s
Lorri Neilsen Glenn
2013
Mothers of the 1950s were wasp-waisted, dutiful, serene, and tied to the kitchen with apron strings. Or so we thought. This collection of searing and startling poetry and prose unties the stereotype and reveals women who were strong, wild, talented, wise, mad, creative, desperate, angry, courageous, bitter, tenacious, reckless and...
Variable Star
Vittorio Sereni, Luigi Bonaffini
1999
In this text, the poet's discourse centres on "variations" of a few fundamental themes, among which predominates, from the very first poem, the theme of death. This poetry tends to resolve itself into an oscillatory movement of lights and shadows, a movement which on the one hand reflects the changeability...
Velocity of Escape, The
Jim Johnstone
2008
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,...
Verge
Lynda Monahan
2015
Verge begins with a small fox waiting at the river's edge, symbolizing a woman at a turning point in her life. The fox lopes through the poems, at first looking back on the “cold yesterday” of childhood, then travelling with the poet as she moves through various changes and losses...
Via Diaz
Romano Perticarini, Carlo Giacobbe
1989
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.
Viamerica: The Eyes
Viamerica
The Eyes
Giose Rimanelli, Achille Serrao, Luigi Bonaffini
1999
Rimanelli and Serrao meet for the first time in this collection of sonnets written under the aegis of the gaze, of certain thematic and stylistic preferences that include the use of dialect, a marked experimentalism, and a transgressivity that undermines the classical model of the sonnet.
Vigil Poems
Jean Royer, Antonio D'Alfonso
2018
This compilation of selected poems from three of his books is an excellent introduction to Jean Royer the poet. Overwhelmed by the deaths of his mother and his partner, Micheline LaFrance, Royer captures in poetic verse an emotional and intellectual world rapidly fading away. Always present one reads a sense...
Voyeur: Selected and New Poems: 1972-1991
Voyeur
Selected and New Poems: 1972-1991
Marco Fraticelli
1992
Marco Fraticelli explores the cumulative aftermath of ended relationships. Like a child who can't help picking at a scab, the poet rummages through his photograph album trying to decide which of the pictures he should keep and which to bum. Either way, like a greedy thief, he takes with him...
Wait
Ned Baeck
2018
In the writing of Wait, Ned Baeck intends to cut through the dishonesty and abuse that skew life. The subject is the struggle to live with integrity, and is as much about pain as love, squalor as aspiration. If the poems mark that the apprenticeship to poetry is endless, that...
Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes
Margo LaPierre
2017
What happens when we believe in something that isn't there? What happens when we doubt our own history? We cling to the solidity of physical space. Our abstracted sense of being swells to its limits, presses against its boundary of skin, bumps up against the world. Washing Off the Raccoon...
From the drunk tank to the graduate seminar, We are no longer the smart kids in class asks what it means to think and be, play and learn, ride bikes and make love in a world of depleting resources, technological proliferation, and corroding ecosystems. A fantasia of academic disillusionment and...
We Come From The Same Light
Danielle Fournier, Christine Tipper
2011
Danielle Fournier was the winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for French poetry for Effleurés de lumière (2009). To read Fournier is to plunge into the centre of a woman's heart and body -- a heart that continues to beat, to search and to hope spurred on by a...
We, the Women
Merle Nudelman
2006
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...
What If Zen Gardens ...
Henry Beissel
2017
In What If Zen Gardens …, Henry Beissel, often considered the master of the long poem, turns to the time-honoured tradition of the haiku to help bring to light what he calls “the world's hidden affairs.” Included in the collection are 19 black-and-white illustrations by Arlette Francière, themselves polished gems...
What My Arms Can Carry
Gianna Patriarca
2005
What My Arms Can Carry is Gianna Patriarca's fourth book of poetry. She returns to the themes she explored first in the award winning Italian Women and Other Tragedies (Guernica Editions 1994) - the dislocation wrought on the lives of immigrants and the children of immigrants, the dream of returning...
What We Pass On: Collected Poems: 1980-2009
What We Pass On
Collected Poems: 1980-2009
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
2010
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,...
When The Rapture Comes
Max Layton
2012
In his first collection of poetry, Max Layton takes the post apocalypse to new heights. Satirical in places, full of longing and remorse in others, the poems (each beginning with "When the rapture comes ...") bring together memories of family, trips to fantasylands, and outrageous humour. Life, in other words,...
Where spaces glow: selected poems
Where spaces glow
selected poems
Francis Catalano, Christine Tipper
2013
Francis Catalano's poetry speaks of space, place and people. In the extracts from Index and qu'une lueur des lieux geographical, geological, geometrical and ancestral textures, shapes and colours kaleidoscope to create powerful North American landscapes. Wide open skies, craggy mountains, blinding snow, endless straight black top roads and fast food...
Where The Sun Shines Best
Austin Clarke
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...
Whirlwinds
Ken Norris
1983
This is Ken Norris' ninth book of poetry which takes as its epigraph a quote from Henry Miller: "When the house is torn down the bed is left standing: the cosmosexual altar." The poems in this collection engage that condition. Whirlwinds of lovers. Voices out of the whirlwind. The bed...
Wings Folded in Cracks
Jean-Pierre Vallotton, Antonio D'Alfonso
2013
Where other poets of his generation developed strategies of deconstruction, Jean-Pierre Vallotton invented a brave new mosaic with the parameters left behind by traditionalism, modernism and postmodernism. If William Wordsworth, Oscar Wilde, T.S. Eliot are considered decadent, then so is Jean-Pierre Vallotton a decadent; however, the sort of decadent that...
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