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  • Palliser Suite

    Palliser Suite

    Palliser Suite is a trilogy of award-winning one-act plays set in Calgary’s famous Palliser Hotel and written in homage to Neil Simon. Playwright Caroline Russell-King received rave reviews and cri...

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  • Whirr & Click

    Whirr & Click

    Whirr & Click is derived primarily from the writer’s own experiences of love, sensuality, family, and bereavement, but perhaps the real subject matter is the exhilaration of finding perfect words, ...

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  • Lost

    Lost

    Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now ou...

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  • Aphra

    Aphra

    Aphra opens on 17th century playwright Aphra Behn writing feverishly in her small, poorly furnished room. The weather is cold and bleak and she is seriously ill. It is two days before her death. Th...

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  • Riel Street

    Riel Street

    For Shirley and Corporal Gil Bouchard, life on an army base in Kingston, Ontario is a constant struggle – a struggle to make ends meet, a struggle to raise children who are searching for their own ...

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  • Darn Good Dandies!

    Darn Good Dandies!

    In 1842, in the midst of a current for tartans and all things Scottish, two brothers published Vestiarium Scoticum, a replica of an ancient catalogue of ancestral clan tartans that they claimed to ...

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  • Amazing Flights and Flyers

    Amazing Flights and Flyers

    Mid-winter medical evacuations from the Antarctic; determined and often tragic searches for lost people and planes; daring feats of aviation pioneers; amazing lifestyles of those who choose to live...

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  • Maverick in the Sky

    Maverick in the Sky

    Aviation adventures are Shirlee Smith Matheson’s specialty. In Maverick in the Sky the author paints a fascinating portrait of flying ace Freddie McCall, one of the most successful fighter pilots o...

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  • White Shirt

    White Shirt

    Laurie MacFayden navigates love, longing, lust and loss with deft wordplay and disarming wit, plumbing our most intimate relationships – those entwining family, friends, lovers and exlovers. Her ri...

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  • Designation Youth

    Designation Youth

    Designation Youth by David Bateman continues the writer’s experiments with Rococo prose-poetry on themes of ageing, puzzlement, lovers past, and objects of desire.

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  • Folding the Wilderness Within

    Folding the Wilderness Within

    Folding the Wilderness Within by Joan Shillington is a collection of poems of intimacy, both gentle and brutal, that celebrate the essential force of family. From a child’s hand holding cards “as i...

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  • Kissing Keeps Us Afloat

    Kissing Keeps Us Afloat

    Kissing Keeps Us Afloat by Laurie MacFayden is humorous and joyful, uninhibited and sassy; MacFayden positively swaggers with her love of words and imagery.

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  • Seva

    Seva

    Seva, by Sharanpal Ruprai is a poetic journey into the life of a Sikh girl; the narrative, through unique perspectives about culture, gender and ritual, enters a world that is usually inaccessible.

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  • And God Created Manyberries

    And God Created Manyberries

    Bizarre political plots, schemes and wild-eyed government policies inspired by conversations overheard in the dining room of the House of Commons.

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  • 13 Ways to Kill Your Community

    13 Ways to Kill Your Community

    Let's suppose you have a really ambitious goal in life - you want to kill your community! You want to drive away people, eliminate jobs, undermine businesses, and you won't quit until the whole pla...

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  • All Roads Lead to Manyberries

    All Roads Lead to Manyberries

    "All Roads Lead to Manberries is like a script torn right out of Coronation Street, except it's Canadian and it all happens in a little place called The Just One More Saloon in the Prairie town of ...

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  • Tango Noir

    Tango Noir

    Three plays, all beautifully written and astonishingly original in viewpoint and structure, depict different interpretations of the theme of women moral making choices. The first play, Tango Noir ...

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  • Incarnate

    Incarnate

    The erotic impulse is embodied in Incarnate through a passionate wrestling with image and form. Juleta Severson-Baker wills memory and desire onto the page until “the seduction is complete”. The f...

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  • Reckless Toward Blossoming

    Reckless Toward Blossoming

    Starting with a promise, Reckless Toward Blossoming begins a conversation with solitude, landscape and awakening. Through an ever-expanding world, we journey with the poet to navigate the “intersec...

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  • Music Garden

    Music Garden

    In a deft choreography of words, Jim Nason, moves through the coiled landscape of Toronto’s Music Garden, where the blackbird is an ever present companion. At its centre is an apparition of Lorca,...

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  • A Bitter Mood of Clouds

    A Bitter Mood of Clouds

    Begin in Denmark with a strange birth, experience the life of Anne turned Arne, a hermaphrodite. Journey then to Alberta where Vivian Hansen hears her ancestors and the remarkable story of Anne. Th...

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  • iii

    iii

    iii is a summation of the dread, the absence and the anguish a man in his mid-thirties experiences as he contemplates his past and future. It has a lot to say about alcohol, drugs and sexual politi...

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  • 33 Million Solitudes

    33 Million Solitudes

    Ali Riley applies her unique and inventive poetics to our national identity. Breaking down and remixing our familiar icons – for example, The Hudson‘s Bay Company, Susannah Moodie’s "Roughing it in...

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  • tis pity

    tis pity

    Part memoir, part creative non-fiction, part poetic score without music, part off-Broadway show without a cast, part bungalow for gender -dysphoric bachelorettes, ’Tis Pity is furnished with poems ...

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  • Viewing Tom Thompson

    Viewing Tom Thompson

    Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report explores the possibilities in poems sometimes personal, sometimes public, in which this iconic painter emerges as a source of inspiration, intrigue, admiratio...

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  • Any Bright Horse

    Any Bright Horse

    SHORTLISTED FOR A GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD When Marco Polo was captured by the Genoese he whiled away his year in prison by dictating a memoir, the Livre des Merveilles. Polo’s Book of Wonders beca...

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  • Love in a Handful of Dust

    Love in a Handful of Dust

    When Kirk Ramdath was a child, his mother came from Trinidad to Calgary to give her family a life of greater opportunity than the one she left behind. Love in a Handful of Dust, his first book, is ...

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  • Re:Zoom

    Re:Zoom

    – Re:Zoom – a book of no return. How can we return? We resume, but never from where we left off. We continue from some other place.

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  • Narcissus Unfolding

    Narcissus Unfolding

    The poems in Narcissus Unfolding are the force of life going on. Narcissus is a love poem – a poem to the love that goes on in the life of the people a loved one leaves behind, a poem of love to th...

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  • Learning to Count

    Learning to Count

    In Learning to Count, Douglas Burnet Smith explores the counterpoint between everyday, often innocent, experiences and the darker elegiac tones of history. The lyricism of Tuscany’s sublime skies m...

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  • Falling Blues

    Falling Blues

    Falling Blues sings about edges and air, about fear, about letting go, jumping, plunging. The poems chart some of the many ways we have of falling in and out (of love, of lines), of falling for and...

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  • Standoff Terrain

    Standoff Terrain

    Standoff Terrain takes its inspiration from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. It is a book of love poems for losers, and since almost everybody has lost at love… well, this book is probably for you. In the...

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  • Children of Ararat

    Children of Ararat

    Keith Garebian’s most personal book to date, Children of Ararat, is the poignant recollection of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It is part of the Dektet 2010. Children of Ararat is made up of 56 p...

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  • [sic]

    [sic]

    [sic] thus written, error mine. Sic to incite to attack, especially as a command to a dog: “Sic ‘em!” Siccingpoetry on you. That’s sick, as in, awesome. Or ill and sickly. Either way, the (gendered...

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  • Forgetting the Holocaust

    Forgetting the Holocaust

    In Forgetting the Holocaust, Ron Charach reflects on his life as a Jew raised in post-Holocaust Canada. Charach’s poems look back on a life of accomplishment and reflect, sometimes with broad come...

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  • Confessions of an Empty Purse

    Confessions of an Empty Purse

    Confessions of an Empty Purse is a poetic transmemoir of passion and fear, laughter, nightmares and dysphoria, preservation, degradation, dreams and pride … and it really happened. I was – am – there.

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  • Autopsy of a Turvy World

    Autopsy of a Turvy World

    Sheri-D Wilson, winner of the 2005 WGA Stephan G Stephansson award for best book of poetry, presents a scalpel-sharp view of 21st century afflictions such as noise pollution, airport security, and ...

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  • Fallacies of Motion

    Fallacies of Motion

    These poems were taken from a diary of poems and sketches kept over forty years. In retrospect they have a repeating pattern of awareness and lack of awareness, of uncomfortably being in society an...

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  • Yes.

    Yes.

    “Witness” is a fine word to describe Rosemary Griebel’s attitude to life, to writing. Not just witness in the sense of one who sees what anyone in the same place would see, but witness in the relig...

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