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Tonguebreaker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551527574
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 9th, 2019

In their fourth collection of poetry, Lambda Literary Award-winning poet and writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha continues her excavation of working-class queer brown femme survivorhood and desire.

Fresh Pack of Smokes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780889713529
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Published: Nightwood Editions - September 28th, 2019

"This night in Oppenheimer Park Dan asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn't know who she was and I wasn't about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn't want to spill blood because she had HIV..."


Inconvenient Skin / Nayêhtâwan Wasakay Cover Image
By Shane L. Koyczan, Joseph M. Sánchez (Illustrator), Jim Logan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781926886510
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Published: Theytus Books - May 28th, 2019

Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely with any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal.

The Lithium Chronicles: Volume One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732800045
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Published: Indie Blue Publishing LLC - April 8th, 2019

Bestselling Canadian poet Nicole Lyons weaves together beloved pieces from her previous volumes Hush, I Am a World of Uncertainties Disguised as a Girl, and Blossom and Bone with new writing into a powerful documentation of her journey as a writer.

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ISBN: 9781927494509
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Published: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd. - March 20th, 2015

Bodymap continues Leah's meditation on survival and what it means to be a queer woman of colour in North America, while also striving to document small moments of the body's resistance, and legacy. Bodymap is divided into five sections. Evidence opens with poems that document transformative love and desire through a queer partnership's evolution and dissolution.

Ndn Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field Cover Image
ISBN: 9781487005771
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Published: House of Anansi Press - September 3rd, 2019

In the follow-up to his Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection, This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt writes using the modes of accusation and interrogation. He aims an anthropological eye at the realities of everyday life to show how they house the violence that continues to reverberate from the long twentieth century.

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ISBN: 9781550968538
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Published: Exile Editions - November 1st, 2019

The Hermit Says Goodbye completes the triptych Richard Teleky began with The Hermit’s Kiss, followed by The Hermit in Arcadia. Through the persona of the hermit, he explores the nature of love, loss, solitude and mortality, asking what people can be to each other and what they are for themselves.

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ISBN: 9781770415065
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Published: Misfit Book - September 17th, 2019

"Smart, clear-eyed... Turner's gift is for beautiful concision." -- Georgia Straight on The Ends of the Earth

Strange Attractor: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780771007125
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - September 10th, 2019

A stunning new work from the Griffin Poetry Prize-winning author of Loop and Is.

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ISBN: 9781770865471
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Published: Cormorant Books - June 25th, 2019

Traversing the world from the Garden of Eden to a grandmother asking what's a tweet, We Were Like Everyone Else explores the daily humanity of family, the folly of our politics, and a natural world that seems to offer the promise of consolation but never quite does.

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ISBN: 9781552453308
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Published: Coach House Books - October 18th, 2016

Recite your poem to your aunt.
I threw myself to the ground.
Where were you in the night?
In a school among the pines.
What was the meaning of the dream?

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