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  • Joy Is So Exhaustingby Susan Holbrook

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    Joyfully melding knowing humour and torqued-up wordplay, Holbrook?s second collection is a comic fusion of the experimental and the experiential, the procedural and the lyric. Punch lines become sucker punches, line breaks slip into breakdowns, the serious plays comical and the comical turns deadly serious. Holbrook?s poems don?t use humour as much... more...

  • Ad Sanctosby bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 13.99

    'All of Nichol?s work is stamped by his desire to create texts that are engaging in themselves as well as in context, and to use indirect structural and textual devices to carry meaning. In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet?s instructor and, through its various... more...

  • Giftsby bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 14.99

    All of Nichol?s work is stamped by his desire to create texts that are engaging in themselves as well as in context, and to use indirect structural and textual devices to carry meaning. In The Martyrology different ways of speaking testify to a journey through different ways of being. Language is both the poet?s instructor and, through its various... more...

  • Konfessions of an Elizabethan Fan Dancerby bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 2000; US$ 13.99

    Better break out your sledgehammer it's time for a little concrete! Concrete poetry, that is. Concrete what ? Well, it's poetry that's a lot like art its meaning comes from what it looks like instead of the order of the words, so it's full of great visual puns and word puzzles. And one of its foremost practitioners is bpNichol, one of Canada's... more...

  • Zygalby bp Nichol

    Coach House Books 1994; US$ 13.99

    Originally twelve years in the making! Featuring a cast of thousands. It still stars the letter H, and introduces Probable Systems, Negatives, and the Actual Life of Language! Your heart will pound as you see H's turn into I's before your very own eyes. You'll thrill as words fall apart only to create other words. You'll gasp as bpNichol collaborates... more...

  • Lemon Houndby Sina Queyras

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.95

    2007 Winner of the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award As meditative practices focus on the axis of breath, these poems focus on the moment of action, of thought, on the flux of speech. This is a poetry not of snapshots or collages but of long-exposed captures of the not-so-still lives of women. One sequence imagines Virginia Woolf?s... more...

  • Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whipby Lisa Robertson

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    A New York Times 100 Notable Book and longlisted for the Warwick Writing Prize, Lisa Robertson's Magenta Soul Whip collects occasional works written over the past fifteen years, turning vestige into architecture, chagrin into resplendence. In them, we recognize our grand, saddened century. more...

  • Human Resourcesby Rachel Zolf

    Coach House Books 2003; US$ 13.99

    Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and plain language? collide in the writing machine that is Human Resources . Here at the intersection of creation and repackaging, we experience the visceral and psychic cost of selling things with depleted words. Pilfered rhetorics fed into the... more...

  • Neighbour Procedureby Rachel Zolf

    Coach House Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    A virtuoso polyvocal correspondence with the daily news, ancient scripture and contemporary theory that puts the ongoing conflict in Israel/Palestine firmly in the crosshairs, Neighbour Procedure sees Zolf assemble an arsenal of poetic procedures and words borrowed from a cast of unlikely neighbours, including Mark Twain, Dadaist Marcel Janco,... more...

  • Voyagersby Mark Pirie; Tim Jones

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2009; US$ 12.99

    Prose writers have had it their own way for too long. At last, here is an anthology of poetry from New Zealand that captures the essence of science fiction: aliens, space travel, time travel, the end of the world - as well as concepts you may not previously have thought of as science fiction. more...