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  • Late Capitalist Sublimeby Ryan Kamstra

    Insomniac Press 2002; US$ 7.95

    lATE cAPITALIST sUBLIME marks the début of Ryan Kamstra, heir apparent to the dissenting tradition in Canadian poetry. Thematically echoing overtly political poets such as Milton Acorn, F.R. Scott and Dorothy Livesay, Kamstra's streetwise poetry bears witness to a superficial world, which is relieved only by the occasional glimmer of a resilient human... more...

  • Mental Hygieneby Ray Robertson

    Insomniac Press 2003; US$ 16.95

    One of today's best young novelists, Ray Robertson is also one of its ablest critics. Mental Hygiene is a collection of his most entertaining, insightful, controversial, and funniest reviews and essays written over the last five years. Believing that ''writers have a responsibility to help maintain the mental hygiene of their time,'' Robertson, following... more...

  • Only the Ghost has Lastedby Nancy Dembowski

    Insomniac Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    The poems in Nancy Dembowski's second collection are a series of tender, yet slightly morbid epistles written for the purpose of saying good-bye to a relationship, lifestyle or country. Underscored by a tone of resignation, the poems come alive in flashes of angry revenge ? bordering on the absurd ? together with tenderness and joy. Dembowski's poems,... more...

  • Over the Roofs of the World by Olive Senior

    Insomniac Press 2005; US$ 9.95

    Using nature as both model and metaphor, Toronto resident Olive Senior delves into birds, flying, and Caribbean life in her third book of poems. Following her much-loved collections, Gardening in the Tropics and Talking of Trees, this long-awaited book of poems is sure to delight readers around the world. Translated into several languages, represented... more...

  • Psychic Unrestby Lillian Allen

    Insomniac Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    Psychic Unrest is full of the sea and rain, blues and golds, rhythm and revolution. This is Lillian Allen's long-anticipated book of poems ? her first book since 1993. Collected here is a mix of poems, songs and poetic essays. Allen creates and examines a new poetic style, blending traditional poetry with her inimitable lyrical style, resulting in... more...

  • Uncivilizingby Caroline Davidson

    Insomniac Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    In a dehumanizing world where commodities and materialism seem to be more valuable than people, six poets have assembled a collection of their work that acts as an antidote to the market-driven ?90s. Caroline Davidson, Roger Nash, Sonja Dunn, James Reaney, Bernice Lever and Robert Sward bring you Uncivilizing, a book of poetry that will inspire you... more...

  • Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poemsby David W. McFadden

    Insomniac Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    His life in Canadian poetry has spanned five decades, and David W. McFadden is still going strong. This selection from his career to date brings back into print many of the greatest poems from nearly two dozen books. Chosen and introduced by fellow poet Stuart Ross, in full collaboration with the author, these poems reaffirm McFadden's status as one... more...

  • Ghosts of James Bayby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 11.99

    Fourteen-year-old Al, spending the summer near James Bay with his father, is startled to see a ship he recognizes as the Discovery, whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson. more...

  • Dreamworkby Jonathan Locke Hart

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Dreamwork is a poetic exploration of the then and there, here and now, of landscapes and inscapes over time. It is part of a poetry series on dream and its relation to actuality. The poems explore past, present, and future in different places from Canada through New Jersey, New York and New England to England and Europe, part of the speaker?s journey.... more...

  • Prahaby E.D. Blodgett; Marzia Paton; Robert Kessner

    Athabasca University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Prompted by renowned poet E.D. Blodgett's deep love for and intimate experience of Prague, Praha is a poetic homage to the legendary city's vital spirit. As they build on one another, the poems in the collection lift the reader over the threshold of purely mythic understanding and into the heart of one of Europe's loveliest... more...