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The Hammer of Witches

Spanning centuries, The Hammer of Witches reaches from present-day urban dystopias and the unlikely enchantments that they harbour, to medieval Norway, where the first Christian king waged war on the country's ...

Sweet Water

Edited by Yvonne Blomer
Categories: Anthology, Poetry

Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds gathers the voices of poets from across Canada, the US and the UK who write of water. Bottled, clouded, held in rain, in river, estuary and lake, sweet water is the ...

Devolution

By Kim Goldberg
Categories: Poetry, Environment

Devolution is Kim Goldberg's eighth book and her personal act of extinction rebellion. The poems and fables span the Anthropocene, speaking to ecological unraveling, social confusion, private pilgrimage, ...

Lost Lagoon / Lost in Thought

By Betsy Warland
Categories: Poetry

After moving to Vancouver's West End in 2014, The Human is drawn to a small body of water called Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Daytime visits, with a surprising array of wildlife, are quietly revelatory; ...

On/Me

By Francine Cunningham
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

Francine Cunningham lives with constant reminders that she doesn't fit the desired expectations of the world: she is a white-passing, city-raised Indigenous woman with mental illness who has lost her ...

Winter's Cold Girls

By Lisa Baird
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+

In her debut collection of poetry, Lisa Baird explores themes of trauma and recovery, everyday violence and queerness from a personal point of view as well as a wider political scope. These poems bear ...

Odes & Laments

By Fiona Tinwei Lam
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

Through poems that celebrate the overlooked beauty in the everyday or that mourn human incursions upon the natural world, Fiona Tinwei Lam weaves polythematic threads into a shimmering tapestry that reveals ...

Chenille or Silk

By Emma McKenna
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+

Chenille or Silk is a startling first collection of confessional poetry examining the slippery relations of desire, class, embodiment and trauma. Emma McKenna's writing traverses the bounds and the wounds ...

The Brightest Thing

By Ruth Daniell
Categories: Poetry, Feminism

In her first full-length collection, award-winning poet Ruth Daniell offers work that is both earnest and hopeful, even in the face of trauma. In formally exquisite and lyrical poems, The Brightest Thing ...

How She Read

By Chantal Gibson
Categories: Poetry, BIPOC

How She Read is a collection of genre-blurring poems about the representation of Black women, their hearts, minds and bodies, across the Canadian cultural imagination.

Drawing from grade-school vocabulary ...