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  • The Red Filesby Lisa Bird-Wilson

    Harbour Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations. Inspired by family and archival sources, Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of a history torn apart by colonial violence. The collection takes its name... more...

  • How to Be Eaten by a Lionby Michael Johnson

    Harbour Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    From the monk who sets himself on fire in a crowded intersection of Saigon (the familiar corded tendons of his hands, become / a bracken of ashes, a carbon twine of burnt?), to the salmon run in British Columbia (The salmon word / for home is glacierdust and once-tall trees unlimbed, / a taste, no matter where, they know?), Johnson writes of topics... more...

  • How Festive the Ambulanceby Kim Fu

    Harbour Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    In this debut poetry collection by award-winning author Kim Fu, incantations, mythical creatures and extreme violence illuminate small scenes of domestic life and the banal tragedies of modern love and modern death. A sharp edge of humour slices through Fu's poetry, drawing attention to the distance between contemporary existence and the basic facts... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Michael Symmons Roberts

    Random House 2016; US$ 19.73

    This selection of the best poems from six remarkable collections reveals that all the strength and sensuality and strangeness is in there from the start. This is a metaphysical poetry for our age: rooted, steeped in the physical, but stretching for lyric completion, philosophical clarity, emotional truth. These poems achieve their seriousness not... more...

  • My Grandmother's Glass Eyeby Craig Raine

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 14.57

    'By poetry we - we the masses - mean something vague, something untrue, something uplifting, something beautiful, something so eloquent it isn't for everyday. The word "poetry" is up there with "soul". And I am against it.' My Grandmother's Glass Eye deploys its considerable learning, its intelligent expertise, wittily, memorably. It is an... more...

  • May Dayby Gretchen Marquette

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    You arrive at my altar with no idea what it means to worship--to adore. You haven't even learned it: ecstasy and suffering make the same face. --from "The Offering" May Day is both a distress call and a celebration of the arrival of spring. In this rich and unusually... more...

  • Duringby James Richardson

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    National Book Award finalist James Richardson?s aphorisms flood the mind with wisdom and the heart with feeling. more...

  • Aeneid Book VIby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 23.99

    A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid , Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones , a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney... more...

  • Pearlby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 11.99

    Simon Armitage's acclaimed version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight garnered front-page reviews across two continents and confirmed his reputation as a leading translator. This new work is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved,... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Jamie McKendrick

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 12.99

    Drawn from thirty years of work, this selection, made by the poet himself, gathers from the best of Jamie McKendrick's six acclaimed collections, including some translations, from 1991's debut The Sirocco Room to Out There (2012, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize) by way of The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection,... more...