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Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772311457
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Published: Bookland Press - July 31st, 2021

Iskotew Iskwew/Fire Woman is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma while the author was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent on the land and the pain of residential school.


A New Dress Everyday: Poems in my Mother's Voice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771615648
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Published: Mosaic Press - July 22nd, 2021

Set in the late 1920s and 1930s, this is the story of teenage French-Canadian farm girls from Stoney Point and Pain Court and Grande Pointe packing up and moving to the city, to find work in Windsor or Detroit as house keepers and nannies for well-to-do families.


whereabouts (The Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series #61) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780228006329
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Published: McGill-Queen's University Press - August 2nd, 2021

in the poem / of the world / there once / was a map / of the map / composed in / the likeness / of a poem In this riddling and seeking book of poems, Edward Carson navigates the emotional, often contradictory intelligence of the heart and mind.


Move Mountains Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781989531266
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Published: Edocation Corp. - June 7th, 2021

This book, unlike some other books, instead of teaching a particular skill (e.g. how to be a good accountant, how to drive a car, how to run a business, etc.) helps develop the attitude for accomplishing any good undertaking, including studying and working.


Burning in This Midnight Dream Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771315517
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Published: Brick Books - May 1st, 2021

Poetry. Native Amreican Studies. A deeply scouring poetic account of the residential school experience, and a deeply important indictment of colonialism in Canada. Many of the poems in Louise Halfe's BURNING IN THIS MIDNIGHT DREAM were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded.


The Complete Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556596162
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 18th, 2021

The Complete Stories announces its desire and its lie in the title; this is a book of shatter and loss. In his second collection, Noah Warren--previously selected by Carl Phillips for the Yale Series of Younger Poets--unravels histories both personal and public, picking apart their ugliness, beauty, and irreducible singularity.


The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak (First Poets Series #21) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771835879
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Published: Guernica Editions - May 1st, 2021

The poems in The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak explore the many identities, both visible and invisible, that a body contains. With influences from pop culture, the Bible, tech, and Hong-Kongese history, these pieces reflect and reveal how the stories of immigrants in Canada hold both universal truths and singular distinctions.


Letters in a Bruised Cosmos Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780771037573
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - June 8th, 2021

The latest from the author of the Griffin Poetry Prize Award-winning collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.

I have to believe my account will outpace its ending.


The Crooked Good Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781928120261
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Published: Kegedonce Press - July 23rd, 2021

Poetic tales that unfold through the voice of -kw sk t, Turn-Around Woman--tales imbued with vital themes of Indigenous experience: culture, language, colonialism, residential schools and more.


First Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781771315425
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Published: Brick Books - May 1st, 2021

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. Governor General's Award winning poet Arleen Par combines the story of two first best friends with questions of the mystery of cosmic first cause. The poems in FIRST, Arleen Par 's seventh collection, search for a long-lost first friend.


Younger Years Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781947653979
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Published: Clare Songbirds Publishing House - May 28th, 2021

All Things Counter, Original, Spare, Strange: Prose Poems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781681145549
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Published: Anaphora Literary Press - June 15th, 2021

The collection of prose poems is a 4-part sequence that engages the perilous times in which we live, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The work is conceived as a meditation on issues of home, illness and recovery, compassion, social justice and the earth. The human condition, under threat and on high alert, needs healing as does the natural world.