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Chase and Haven
Haven is fiercely protective of her little brother, Chase, spiriting him away when their father's temper is about to flare yet again. She hides... Les mer
The Laundromat Essay
"I know the owner of the laundromat," reflects the narrator of this extended poem, "but can't remember his name (which could be... Les mer
Her acclaimed debut collection, The Sleep of Four Cities, announced the arrival of a fully formed, arresting new talent, and the poems in Jen... Les mer
The Milk Chicken Bomb
Frenetic, hilarious and gently heartrending, The Milk Chicken Bomb takes us inside the mind of a troubled ten-year-old who is just beginning to... Les mer
Notebook of Roses and Civilization
Shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for Translation The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons... Les mer
Pulpy and Midge
‘Pulpy, this is Dan.’ Al spread his arms wide and then romped the camel figurine across his desk. ‘All of this will be his on... Les mer
Secret Carnival Workers: Paul Haines
Admired as much for his insightful jazz criticism as for his liner notes and lyrics, Paul Haines collaborated throughout his life with some of the... Les mer
Shortlisted for the 2007 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry ‘Don’t forget the knife in my boot,’ I’d say to myself, not even sure what I... Les mer
Work of Days
A shell. A kettle as symbol of calm broken. Failed the bulb held in hand. Failed each motion of civility. I lost concentration. An empty glass.... Les mer
Age of Arousal
Age of Arousal is a lavish, sexy, frenetic ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self – genre-busting, rule-bending, and... Les mer
Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader
bpNichol was one of Canada’s most innovative, eclectic, entertaining, and, yes, enigmatic poets, making startling interventions in the development... Les mer
Concrete Toronto
After World War II, concrete became increasingly popular as a building medium around the world. Brutalism, the fashion for plain, heavy design,... Les mer
The Girls Who Saw Everything
The Lacuna Cabal Montreal Young Women’s Book Club loves to bring to life tableaux from the books they read. But when they begin to enact the Epic... Les mer
Hippies and Bolsheviks and Other Plays
Hippies and Bolsheviks and Other Plays collects three works by one of Canada’s dramatic luminaries. Hippies and Bolsheviks is set in that hotbed... Les mer
Human Resources
Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and ‘plain language’ collide in the... Les mer
Miss Lamp
A half-smile from her lights up a hotel hallway like a yellow party dress. So Miss Lamp shines. She left her sky-blue knee-high skirt at home, home... Les mer
The River of Dead Trees
I had only been in Trempes for seventy-two hours and already I was under the impression that the sun would never stop its fall, that each day would... Les mer
Social Acupuncture
College and Lansdowne in Toronto? That’s where I live. Honestly, I don’t really like it. At Lansdowne you have the first evidence of suburbia; I... Les mer
The Theory of the Loser Class
We are all entitled to our own hyperbole, especially you. Montreal has made a fool of me for the second last time. I’m not suggesting we’re... Les mer
Touch to Affliction
We are walking backwards into our lives. Our cities are incensed. They fester on our thighs. And we lick at them in garish immoderate delight. When... Les mer
Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists
Wide slumber for lepidopterists is a poetic fantasia, a disorienting yet compelling dreamscape of butterflies and caterpillars and killing jars,... Les mer
Hello ... hello
Winner of the 2007 Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama Cassandra: And what do you do? For a living? Ben: Well, that’s difficult to say,... Les mer
King works in a little garage on the outside of town. Just where nothing turns into even more of nothing. So I walked there, but as I got closer I... Les mer
Lemon Hound
Winner of a 2007 Lambda Literary Award! If you open your mouth, ache. If you don’t open your mouth, swelter. If you open your mouth but hold... Les mer