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A
A
Andre Alexis
"...madly shimmering, beautifully weaving patterns created by what we have agreed to call memory..."
--Ottawa Citizen
 
I Don't Know How To Behave: A Fiction
"...a whole universe to be marvelled at..."
--Susan Musgrave
 
Laws of Rest
Laws of Rest
David B. Goldstein
"...a fantasy world in which everyday experience is transmuted into things rich and strange."
--Marjorie Perloff
 
Life Experience Coolant
"Satiatory relaxcellence, from the leisurely experiential wealth of the margins."
--Donato Mancini
 
The Counting House
The Counting House
Sandra Ridley
"...a book that lives fiercely in the complex in-between of love and punishment, pleasure and pain, coo and cry."
--Jenny Sampirisi
 
Light Light
Light Light
Julie Joosten
"...puts the hive back in the archive..."
--Jane Gregory
 
Revelator
Revelator
Ron Silliman
"...a new kind of writing from the simplest materials..." 
--David Melnick
 
Deep Too
Deep Too
Stan Dragland
"...a lambent prose that truly glows from within."
--Marina Endicott
 
Chris Eaton, A Biography
"...like Tristram Shandyturned inside out and anagrammatized."
--Gabriel Blackwell
 
Fur(l) Parachute
Fur(l) Parachute
Shannon Maguire
"...sounded carefully by the tongue and thought out deeply in the vortex of ideas..."
--Stephen Collis
 
Meditations on Georges de La Tour
"...deeply and unsettlingly suggestive of an unfathomable proliferation we are part of but can't access..." 
--Karen Solie
 
The Red Album
The Red Album
Stephen Collis
"...a series of astonishing entries into the archives and affects of revolution."
--David Chariandy
 
Tuft
Tuft
Kim Minkus
"...forms impossible compounds to do just what the best poetry must: express the inexpressible."
--Globe and Mail
 
Virtualis: Topologies of the Unreal
David Dowker and Christine Stewart
"...inhabited by a hybrid of pixel and gene finding its muse in the common denominator of its nuptials."
--Camille Martin
 
The Small Nouns Crying Faith
"...a meditation on the poetic process that stimulates both the intellect and the imagination..." 
--Barbara Carey
 
Agony
Agony
Steven Zultanski
"This unabashed autobiography, told through a hyperbolic argot of tax-code and quantum physics, is a sacrifice that atones for the banality it is born of (QED)." 
--Matvei Yankelevich
 
Coit
Coït
Chantal Neveu
"...affirms that precise relation, that knowledge, as embodied, contingent on distance, ephemeral-an electrifying site of potentiality." 
--Christian Hawkey
 
Enter the Raccoon
Enter the Raccoon
Beatriz Hausner
"..speaks of love as a thing made at the origin of language only to explode in radiant embrace." 
--Gregory Betts
 
Great Canadian Poems for the Aged
"This stuff is so cold it's almost hot." 
--Marshall McLuhan
 
I Don't Feel So Good
I Don't Feel So Good
Elizabeth Bachinski
"...a kind of high wire act between seemingly opposing strains."
--Rob McLennan
 
RUSH: what fukan theory; a study uv language
"...dances nimbly away from that which may oppress us through language." 
--Sachiko Murakami
 
You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence: Crafts Discourse and the Common Reader in Canadian Poetry Book Reviews
"...lively, engagingly written, and theoretically sophisticated..." 
--Linda Hutcheon
 
A Step in the Right Direction
A Step in the Right Direction
Morten Sondergaard
"As doomful and slapstick as Beckett..." 
--Stuart Ross
 
Bent at the Spine
Bent at the Spine
Nicole Markotic
"...the book is broken, the back contorted, yet the body of language is recombined in new and surprising forms." 
--Michael Davidson
 
Conflict
Conflict
Christine McNair
"...charged with high frequency syntax, kinetic with sonic flux..." 
--Sandra Ridley
 
Form of Forms
Form of Forms
Mark Goldstein
"...a surprising lightness and felicity animates...this arresting collection." 
--Kevin Killian
 
Nobody Rides For Free: A Drifter in the Americas
"...a breathtaking look at a sometimes hilarious and often terrifying odyssey..." 
--Jayna Carter
 
repeater
repeater
Andrew McEwan
"Louis Zukofsky famously located poetry as upper level music, lower level speech. Andrew McEwan’s repeater moves between just those poles." 
--Michael Boughn
 
Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth About The Writing Life
"...memory-events that unfold through unflinching honesty..." 
--Smaro Kamboureli
 
Nilling
Nilling
Lisa Robertson
"It represents a possible future. It offers a deep respect for the present. It honours me with doubt." 
--Sina Queyras
 
Narthex & Other Stories
"...the willingness to speak of what cannot be proved. What cannot, even, to be pointed to in the consensus world we precariously share with each other." 
--Diane Di Prima
 
Flowers of Spit
Flowers of Spit
Catherine Mavrikakis
"...rich, baroque language that curls up on itself like the bindweed or the boa in heat..." 
--Le Devoir
 
March End Prill
March End Prill
Bryan Sentes
"Playful, witty, ironic, his poetic selves never abandon their unshakeable belief in the great poetic traditions, while affirming the continuing validity of 'making it new." 
--Laszlo K. Gefin
 
Ohmhole
Ohmhole
Tyler Hayden
"...meditative, sensual, and always engrossing...absolutely original and alarmingly prescient." 
--Suzette Mayr
 
Panopticon
Panopticon
Steve McCaffery
"Literature for McCaffery, as for Deleuze, is not an act of imaginative creation but a procedure, a machine for estranging us from our own language — estranging and thereby recuperating." 
--Sam Rowe
 
This Way
This Way
Lise Downe
"Favouring intuitive progress over linear intention, these vivid, painterly poems reflect the dynamic between the known and the unknown." 
--Darren Werschler
 
Vermin
Vermin
Lance La Rocque
"...rife with ironic twists and humour in straight, surreal lines." 
--Rob McClennan
 
I Can Say Interpellation
"Reflecting on the absurdity of our world in simple children’s rhymes and tales..." 
--Broken Pencil
 
Killdeer: essay-poems
"...manages to rescue the lyrical essay from its recondite excesses..." 
--Paul Vermeersh
 
Picture World
Picture World
Niels Frank
"...a vivid, worldly, spellbindingly sustained aria of anguished yet eager perception..." 
--Stephen Kessler
 
Pillage Laud
Pillage Laud
Erin Moure
"...artificial, but possibly, deceptively so, and created to appear that way, but somehow, so much else." 
--Rob McClennan
 
The Monotony of Fatal Accidents
"...an affirmation that it is the land that travels through the body." 
--BookThug
 
The Obvious Flap
The Obvious Flap
Gary Barwin and Gregory Betts
"...a musical, poetic flux of recurring and recursive images that explore the luminous fringes of language." 
--BookThug
 
The Shining Material
The Shining Material
Aisha Sasha John
"To serve their biopolitic, [these poems] may have invented an extra vowel, the first since Hittite." 
--Lisa Robertson
 
The Captain Poetry Poems Complete
"...[demonstrates] that joy could infiltrate poetic conventions and eat away at their genetic structure." 
--Carmine Starnino
 
Cosmographia: A Post-Lucrecian Faux Micro-Epic
"Boughn starts out as if he's just fooling around, and then he sneaks in a major long poem for our time." 
--George Bowering
 
Nature
Nature
Mark Truscott
"...full of lines sparse as recently clear-cut fields." 
--Travis V. Mason
 
Apollinaire's Speech to the War Medic
"...merges light with dark, and the light that burns so bright it turns all else to ash, turning even to consume itself." 
--Rob McClennan
 
Crystal Flowers: Poems and a Libretto
"...irreverent camp aesthetic and...exuberant painterly style." 
--BookThug
 
Horizontal Surfaces
Horizontal Surfaces
George Bowering
"Bowering's poetic meditations weave together literature and criticism without indulging in abstract language or academic jargon." 
--Alessadra Capperdoni
 
Cop Kisser
Cop Kisser
Steven Zultanski
"...so un-Heideggerian that it's practically Heideggerian." 
--Rod Smith
 
Fieldnotes, a Forensic
Fieldnotes, a Forensic
Kate Eichhorn
"...a gorgeous book, and one that leaves much room for thought -on the page, and in the reader's mind." 
--Stephen Collis
 
Recipes from the Red Planet
Recipes from the Red Planet
Meredith Quartermain
"...blows asteroid dust through the patriarchy and oven roasts the alphabet to a lovely golden crisp." 
--Larissa Lai
 
 
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