Small Press Spotlight: Metatron

December 1, 2018

Small Press Spotlight: Metatron

My, how we love Metatron Press! The independent Montreal publisher specializes in innovative and spirited poetry and fiction by Millennials. They publish 6-8 titles per yearmany of which hitting our best-seller listsin beautifully-designed pocketbooks that feature cover artwork by an array of artists. On top of publishing, Metatron holds a yearly literary prize for up-and-coming authors, with the winner receiving a publishing contract. The judges for the 2018 iteration of the prize are two store-favourites: CAConrad and Anne Boyer! 

Find below our picks-of-the-bunch from Metatron, and swing by the store to take a gander at the full crop.

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Our Lady of Perpetual Realness

Cason Sharpe

Two teenagers shoot amateur porn. Coworkers pool hop after dark. A call centre employee scrambles to keep their shitty job. Sweetheart tries something new...

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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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Tropico

Marcela Huerta

Tropico, Marcela Huerta’s debut collection of poetry, tackles grief, memory, and the experiences of a second-generation immigrant. The daughter of political refugees from Chile,...

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How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside

Jay Ritchie

I am 100 depressed teenagers. 24-hour diners, swimming pools, haunted McDonald’s, reincarnation and fame in remote East Africa: the poems in How To Appear...

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An Indoor Kind of Girl

Frankie Barnet

Someone at a party describes you as an “indoor kind of girl.” What does that even mean? You don’t know, but you spend the...

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Looking Good and Having a Good Time

Fawn Parker

Cohabitation with John Travolta; a never-ending Canadian Shield; the ghost of Steve Jobs wailing from a cracked iPhone 3; the stories in Parker’s Looking...

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