Poetry

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Hologram

Edited by Yvonne Blomer & Reid DC
Categories: Poetry, Anthology

Our feet barely touched the earth, and memory

erased at birth, but gradually reassembling

coalesced and formed a whole, as single birds

gathering for migration form a flock.

—P.K. Page, “Presences”

In ...

knee deep in high water

Following a devastating leg injury that would leave her with an acutely crooked knee, Bronwyn Preece embarks on an ambitious and immersive journey into a remote area of Northern BC. Written on the trail, ...

Emily & Elspeth

By Catherine McNeil
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+

Emily & Elspeth follows two women and their unique paths to love… and each other. Catherine McNeil’s latest collection is a delightful romp through Mexico, the imagined inner-workings of Frida Kahlo’s ...

Tilling the Darkness

By Susan Braley
Categories: Poetry

In Susan Braley’s debut poetry collection, Tilling the Darkness, a young woman born into a family of eleven navigates the inequities of gender roles on the farm and in the church. In this dramatic rural ...

Bent Back Tongue

By Garry Gottfriedson
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

Bent Back Tongue is a raw examination of love, identity, politics, masculinity, and vulnerability. Through sharp honesty and revealing satire, Gottfriedson delves into Canadian colonialism and the religious political ...

Exit Wounds

By Tāriq Malik
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

What does it mean to feel at home? In his groundbreaking debut collection Exit Wounds, Indo-Canadian poet Tariq Malik weaves together history and myth with his own family’s experiences of immigration ...

Worth More Growing

Edited by Christine Lowther
Categories: Anthology, Poetry, Environment

In Worth More Growing, youth, from kindergarten through grade twelve, share their love and respect for trees. Speaking to our changing climate, this new generation of old-growth defenders express their ...

Larder

By Rhona McAdam
Categories: Poetry, Environment

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 ...

Worth More Standing

Edited by Christine Lowther
Categories: Anthology, Poetry, Environment

In Worth More Standing: An Anthology of Tree Poems, celebrated poets and activists pay homage to the ghosts of lost forests and issue a rallying cry to protect our remaining ancient giants and restore ...

In the Blood

By Alan Hill
Categories: Poetry

In his debut full-length collection, former City of New Westminster Poet Laureate Alan Hill delivers a deeply revealing and heartfelt depiction of a lifetime of mental illness—both his own and that ...