Dimensions of an Orchard

The best laid plans of mice and men, women and gods… Dave Margoshes lays out these plans with a deft poetic hand, turning them inside out, peering underneath, holding them up to his ear.

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Partake – #

In his fourteenth book of poetry, Partake, Governor General’s Award winning poet Robert Hilles writes frankly about the death of his younger brother from cancer. He travels to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to grieve and heal and through these poems we see East meeting West. Partake chronicles the power of family and the spiritual... Read more »

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A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris

In her third collection, Terry Ann Carter responds to the tragic story of her schizophrenic brother. A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris is a foray into the world of “voices”, mathematics, hospitals, and art. With sketches of McLean’s Mental Hospital, America’s premier mental hospital, which sheltered John Nash, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell... Read more »

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Rocking on the Edge

We live in edgy times, and Ronnie R. Brown’s newest poetry collection, Rocking on the Edge, looks at every-day people teetering on the brink. Using her trademark style of micro-fictional poetry, Brown chronicles the sad realizations of an exotic dancer who knows she’s “polished that silver pole a little too long,” as well as offering... Read more »

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Tough Times

What sort of country do we want to live in? What sort of country do we already live in? What do we like? Who are we?” With these words, Margaret Atwood frames for us the tough questions that must be asked if we are going to grapple with the hash reality of these economic “tough... Read more »

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Bob Monks History of Windsor

Bob Monks, who sadly passed away in 2011, was an artist, illustrator, author, former teacher and television personality in Windsor, Ontario. He was born in Michigan, but moved to Windsor in the 1950s. His signature style of cartooning made his work instantly recognizable, and he became well-known in the area. Monks studied at Los Angeles’... Read more »

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Paper Affair

Paper Affair encompasses all the stages of Susan McMaster’s lyrical and engaging “page poetry,” from her first solo collection published in 1986 up to her new poems from 2009, and casts an interesting light on her performance poetry. This new collection from one of our premier poets showcases works of uncommon spirituality, explorations into philosophy and... Read more »

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Crossing Arcs

Crossing Arcs: Alzheimer’s, my mother, and me is a collection of poems that chronicle and explore the loss of Susan’s mother’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease. Tragedy, humour and a positive outlook on a situation over which one has no control are themes in a collection that draws readers into the minds and the thoughts of both... Read more »

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Unanimous Night

A Canadian poet with a Caribbean voice, Cyril Dabydeen has been hailed as “a distinctly cross-cultural imagination” by the Arts Journal and has been recognized by Alistair MacLeod as possessing “an increasingly sophisticated mastery of poetic technique.”Dabydeen, who grew up in Guyana, made his publishing debut in 1972. Comparisons between Canada and his birthplace are a recurring... Read more »

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Generation

After spending much of her teaching career in Ontario, poet Bernice Lever has retired to her native British Columbia where she continues to write. Bernice has worked on several literary magazines, including the award-winning WAVES, which she edited from 1972 – 1987. She also worked for two years in an executive position for the League... Read more »

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Holy Cards: Dead Women Talking

holy cards: dead women talking by Penny-Anne Beaudoin is a collection of narrative poems focusing on the histories and legends of women saints from both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman traditions. The poems are interwoven with contemporary themes of women’s place in religion and society, female sexuality, violence against women, and the evolution of a... Read more »

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You Tell Me

People generously gave me their stories. My duty as a writer was to be like a sponge on the ocean bottom, absorbing these tales, filtering them, embellishing, poeticizing, but keeping the heart of them, then passing them back out. I want these stories to belong to everyone. I want them to resonate. I want a... Read more »

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Roger Bell

Roger Bell grew up in Port Elgin, Ontario. He taught secondary school English in Simcoe County for 27 years and lives in Tay Township, within dreaming distance of Georgian Bay. A two-time finalist in the CBC/Tilden/Saturday Night competition, Bell is as storyteller who uses his poetry to write narratives about real life. Bell’s lyrical style... Read more »

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Guthrie Road

In The Guthrie Road, Rosemary Sullivan takes a deep look into her Irish roots and the history of the Guthrie/Sullivan family of which she is a proud member. The Guthrie Road is interwoven with the history of Irish immigrants in Montreal. Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the hardships faced by members of her family using old... Read more »

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When Angels Weep

Mary Ann Mulhern‘s When Angels Weep deals with one of the most damaging and controversial issues facing the Roman Catholic Church and the largest settlement for sexual abuse in Canada’s history. The book tells the stories of four victims of the late Father Charles Sylvestre, who was found guilty of 47 counts of sexual abuse... Read more »

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Reading the Water

Water is theme of this latest book of poetry by Laurence Hutchman. The opening poems, written at The Great Mother Conference in Camp Kieve, associate water with art and creativity. Others use a stream as a metaphor for the mind, make family associations and explore the less peaceful aspects of water.

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Laurence Hutchman

Laurence Hutchman was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1948. He finished his BA in English in The University of Western Ontario in 1972, received his MA at Concordia University in 1979; and his PhD at the Universite? de Montre?al in 1988. He has taught at a number of universities including Concordia University, the University... Read more »

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Orphan’s Waltz

The short stories of Eugene McNamara are warmly, often deeply engaging. They are wry, bittersweet and wise.    – Joyce Carol Oates This is a love story. In this, his first novel, Eugene McNamara tells the story of Jack Kaspar, failed architect, and son of an RAF pilot killed in the Battle of Britain, who spends... Read more »

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Eugene McNamara

Eugene McNamara is a profound voice in Canadian Literature. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois and immigrated to Canada in 1959. McNamara attended Northwestern University where he received his Ph.D. He taught American literature and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He was the founder and Editor... Read more »

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Where the Night Comes Closest

by Betsy Struthers This collection focuses on the link between landscape and language, place and identity. The poems extend this exploration through the themes of darkness, ignorance, loneliness, the familiar made strange and of how we deal with it in language as the images that haunt us are made tangible in words. Where the Night... Read more »

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