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  • Reading the Bible Backwardsby Robert Priest

    ECW Press 2008; US$ 10.95

    Reverse engineering the word, meme splicing, morpheme replacement therapy, phonetic modifications: these are some of the techniques in play throughout Reading the Bible Backwards, the lyrical thought experiments that make up this eagerly anticipated new collection of poems by Robert Priest. By throwing the Bible and other cultural narratives on the... more...

  • Always Die Before Your Motherby Patrick Woodcock

    ECW Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Like an embedded journalist, Patrick Woodcock writes his poetry from the front lines of experience. From cities reeling from the trauma of siege warfare to the stifling heat and politics of the Arabian Peninsula to the darkest corners of the South American rain forest, Woodcock's poems bear witness to a world that is equally immediate and remote...... more...

  • Ashlandby Gil Adamson

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 13.95

    ?We look away from his open mouth,look instead at the corn, the crowsfloating above the river in their private worries.Tonight, when we turn in,the candle will sputter and blow.Pinched out easily, all flamegives way to this wide black wing.- excerpt from "Black Wing"The poems in Ashland, originally published by ECW in 2003, lay the groundwork... more...

  • The Dead Kid Detective Agencyby Evan Munday

    ECW Press 2011; US$ 8.95

    Thirteen-year-old October Schwartz is new in town, short on friends, and the child of a clinically depressed science teacher. Naturally, she spends most of her time in the Sticksville Cemetery, which just happens to borderher backyard. And that backyard just happens to be the home of five dead teenagers, each from a different era of the past: there?s... more...

  • Animal Husbandry Todayby Jamie Sharpe

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 13.95

    An accessible and illuminating debut collection that explores the arranged marriage of the bestial and humane Logic is strained, existence contracts and multiplies, connections amputate then graft in incongruous ways in Jamie Sharpe?s poems, which, like a funhouse mirror, reflect our own absurd image. Nancy Reagan promotes crab salad (which is to say,... more...

  • Letter from Brooklynby Jacob Scheier

    ECW Press 2013; US$ 13.95

    The second collection from a Governor General?s Literary Award for Poetry winner In Letter from Brooklyn, Jacob Scheier examines love, loss, history, identity, protest, and popular culture. At the heart of his new poems is the notion that we understand who we are by where we have been. Here, a confessional voice digs deep into a radical Jewish heritage... more...

  • Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosisby Robin Richardson

    ECW Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Sexy, irreverent, and inventiveLovesick Stormtroopers, dowsing Girl Guides, movie stars, pool hustlers, and the mad queen Ranavalona . . . With Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis, Robin Richardson charts a path through a surreal otherworld that is at once carnal and aerial, fine-grained and crude. Yearning, unapologetic women who delight in the monsters... more...

  • Previously Feared Darknessby Robert Priest

    ECW Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Daring new verse from one of Canada?s most-established poetsPreviously Feared Darkness picks up and pulls at the vibrant threads of Robert Priest?s last collection, Reading the Bible Backwards. One strand leads, with unabashed candour and elegance, through the author?s love life; another, through fields of praise; a third experiments with automated... more...

  • William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorshipby Scott Hess

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth?s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a primarily middle-class, nineteenth-century conception of nature associated with aesthetics, high culture, individualism, and nation. Instead of viewing Wordsworth as... more...

  • Pathologies of Paradiseby Supriya M. Nair

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic or infernal stereotypes. But rather than reiterate the familiar critiques of these stereotypes, Supriya Nair draws on the trope of the detour to plumb the depths of ... more...