Have a Look: Poetry

November 18, 2018

Have a Look: Poetry

Our Poetry section has grown steadily in size and scope over the years. We are lucky to be situated in a hub of avid readers of poetry—running the gamut from Sappho to CAConrad. Find below a hodgepodge list of hybridity and happenstance, of bestsellers and slow-burners, of old and new favourites. To keep up with the latest stirrings on our Poetry shelves, watch this space.  

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ESL or You Weren't Here

Aldrin Valdez

ESL or You Weren’t Here tells the story of a queer Pinoy who immigrates to New York in the 1990s in order to be...

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This Wound is a World

Billy-Ray Belcourt

This Wound is a World slip-slides between poetry and essay to get at the shaky tempos of Indigenous life in a world bent on...

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The Flame

Leonard Cohen

The final work from Leonard Cohen, Canada's most celebrated poet and an artist whose audience spans generations and whose work is known and loved...

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Autobiography of Death

Kim Hyesoon

The title section of Kim Hyesoon’s powerful new book,Autobiography of Death, consists of forty-nine poems, each poem representing a single day during which the...

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The Eyelash and the Monochrome

Tiziana La Melia

Combining visuals and text, this collection of poems travels through territories as varied as daily and domestic activities; social relationships; literature, cinema, and art;...

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A Handbook of Dissapointed Fate

Anne Boyer

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate highlights a decade of Anne Boyer's interrogative writing on love, art, time, mortality, Kansas City, and other impossible questions....

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Something Bright, Then Holes

Maggie Nelson

These days the world seems to split up into those who need to dredge and those who shrug their shoulders and say, It’s just...

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Obits.

Tess Liem

Can poems mourn the unmourned? In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are...

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SPRAWL

Danielle Dutton

“SPRAWL in fact does not sprawl at all; rather, it radiates with control and fresh, strange reflection.” —Bookforum“Reads as if Gertrude Stein channeled Alice...

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Unarmoured Excursions

Richard Therrien

The eight prose pieces that make up Unarmoured Excursions are imaginative riffs bordering on formal essays, each willfully puncturing the barrier between what we...

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Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

James Baldwin

All of the published poetry of James Baldwin, including six significant poems previously only available in a limited edition  During his lifetime (1924–1987), James...

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Nepantla

The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color in the United States. The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color...

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Ritualites, The

Michael Nardone

The Ritualites is Michael Nardone's book-length poem on the sonic topography of North America.Composed over ten years at sites all across the continent--from Far...

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Ambient Technology

Ashley Obscura

In this passionate sophomore collection of poetry, Ashley Obscura’s poetry explores the function of connection in a post-digital age and how one situates the...

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WHEREAS

Layli Long Soldier

Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryWHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein...

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Selected Poems

Mary Ruefle

"[Selected Poems] offers readers a chance to catch on to one of the most distinctive talents of our time, one of the few who...

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Holy Wild

Gwen Benaway

In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans women in expansive lyric poems. She...

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