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My Eyes Are Fuses

By Norah Bowman
Categories: Poetry

Weaving together a modern retelling of Roman Empress Agrippina the Elder, a künstlerroman-inspired exploration of French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle, and the contemporary portrait of an unhappily married ...

Between the Bell Struck and the Silence

By Pamela Porter
Categories: Poetry

How does the rain sleep and where does the silence go? In her latest book of poetry, Between the Bell Struck and the Silence, Governor-General-Award-winning Pamela Porter contemplates the mysteries of ...

Blood of Stone

By Tariq Malik
Categories: Poetry

In Blood of Stone, Tariq Malik revisits Kotli, the 1,000-year-old city of his formative years in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Marked by the traumas of dislocation and migration, the city and its ...

We Follow the River

By Onjana Yawnghwe
Categories: Poetry

We Follow the River tells the story of one family’s escape from military violence in Myanmar, their exiled existence in Thailand, and their immigration to Canada with only a pile of beat up suitcases ...

Hazard, Home

By Christine Lowther
Categories: Poetry

Room is made for martens when time hollows a hemlock:

the arborists’ hazard, home to more scufflers and singers.

It’s the dying that reinvigorates; roosts, rests, hidden shelters,

clinging of bat claw ...

The Weight of Survival

By Tina Biello
Categories: Poetry

Nestled in a small logging town near Lake Cowichan is an old elementary school. The child of immigrants from post-war Italy attends this school among the population of mostly white, anglo-saxon families. ...

Moorings

By Christopher Levenson
Categories: Poetry

Moorings, the fourteenth collection from award-winning poet Christopher Levenson, is a profound meditation on loss and aging. “It is an intricate business, growing old,” posits the speaker in the ...

Absence of Wings

By Arleen Paré
Categories: Poetry

Absence of Wings depicts the extraordinary and tragically foreshortened life of A.—Paré’s niece, Brazilian, adopted, racialized, and living with multiple mental health diagnoses. In her deft and clear ...

A Brief and Endless Sea

By Barbara Pelman
Categories: Poetry

Born out of waiting out the lockdown during the early days of the pandemic, Barbara Pelman’s A Brief and Endless Sea explores a life in retrospect, beginning with a high school typing class and ending ...

Hologram

Edited by Yvonne Blomer & DC Reid
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” ...