Poetry

Blood is Blood

Blood is Blood

Blood is Blood is a collaborative book-length poem for two voices, dealing with the bloodshed in the Middle East, a version of which was commissioned for CBC Radio in 2006. >>

Blood Mother

Blood Mother

How is a woman supposed to express the strange miracle of mothering without falling into hopeless cliché? Blood Mother answers with remarkable originality in poems that never background the frustrations of motherhood while celebrating the rapturous pleasures that many women are summoned to in giving birth to their children and our families. >>

Blue Wherever

Blue Wherever

"In the new world, we wake up/to a bone ark bobbing on a blue wherever," Dempster writes in the title poem of this new collection, his twelfth book of poetry. >>

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems

Keith Garebian splices together an engaging book-length portrait of a filmmaker, visual artist, poet, sexual rebel, and gardener who double-dared the conventions of art, desire, and filmmaking. In this life-affirming, cinematic, at turns randy and elegiac verse-biography Garebian celebrates Derek Jarman, one of the world's truly unforgettable and rebellious spirits. >>

Body Work

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Body Work

If Body Work begins by writing desire through a belief in the stability of the physical body, this is undone in exploring symptoms of disease, new self-knowledge and rewriting one’s personal story. Because Body Work explicitly undertakes to write of a protracted and often painful period of chronic illness, these poems complicate notions of ability and disability. >>

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down

Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down is a poetry collection about lost homes. In this book, Stephanie Yorke explores a crumbling, quasi-rural landscape with both great affection and great scorn, probing the irreconcilable sentiments that home inevitably invokes. >>

Bowling Pin Fire

Bowling Pin Fire

Andy Quan recounts a series of firsts: first time listening to Joni Mitchell's Blue, first loss of a friend, first dance with a man. Building on earlier explorations of memory, sexuality, and culture that are the signatures of his best work, Bowling Pin Fire transcribes the arc of one man's life. >>

Cancer Songs

Cancer Songs

A moving journal in verse, Cancer Songs is poet Richard Sommer’s response to his diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. Often, these are songs of newly discovered yearning, courage and awe; they are songs of refusal to go under, to surrender to the undertow of the disease. >>

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