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  • Crabwise to the Houndsby Jeramy Dodds

    Coach House Books 2004; US$ 13.99

    With cameos by jackalopes, Glenn Gould, homemade spaceships, and Carl Linnaeus, these poems are remarkable for their technical agility and their restless inventiveness. There?s an elegance here that matches Dodds? impulse to challenge the reader with fresh metaphor and astonishing phrasing; the formal ambitions of many of the poems in Crabwise to... more...

  • The Certainty Dreamby Kate Hall

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    Descartes asked, How can I know that I am not now dreaming? The Certainty Dream poses similar questions through poetry, but without the trappings of traditional philosophy. Kate Hall?s bracingly immediate, insistently idiosyncratic debut collection lays bare the tricks and tools of her trade: a mynah bird perches in poems but 'stands for nightingale';... more...

  • 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...