From the political satire of Bomb Queen to the ethical dilemmas of Watchmen, Douglas Mann shows us the philosophical underpinnings of our favourite comic series.
Whimsical, absurd and simply hilarious, this collection of mistakes, malapropisms and misinterpretations will have any devotee of literature laughing.
An intricate and beautiful collection of essays considering humanity’s relationship with the northern land that the author calls home.
A sharp-edged and darkly comic assessment of how women heroes are portrayed in popular culture.
A thoughtful and engaging introduction to the diverse world of Canadian creative nonfiction.
Zombies, modernism, post-modernism and dangerous women mingle in this fascinating look at the history and impact of the comic book superhero.
Recipes and memories weave a beguiling tale that spans the life of a remarkable prairie woman and captures the vanishing stories of the Great Depression.
The poetry of Griselda García is a hallucinatory journey through a landscape haunted by startling images of sensuality and desolation, humour and conflict, passion and suffering.
This lively conversation covers almost every genre – fiction, essays, poetry, biography, science and the arts – and Naomi’s tart observations on both books and authors frees readers to consider what they actually enjoy reading, rather than what they
An exploration of the injustices and exploitation of Africa
This collection is a philosophical and perceptive memoir of a time in author Lesley Choyce's life when he'd been knocked down "several rungs on the wobbly ladder I was climbing."
A passionate and thoughtful call to action on deeply troubling issues in Western society.
Tied together only by the touch of the Baltic Sea, the poems in this anthology bring the invigorating voices and visions of Northern Europe to anglophone readers.
With a poet's turn of phrase and an artist's eye for detail, Noteboom captures the joys and sorrows of her daughter's first year.
Raymond Knister was a rising Canadian literary star when he died mysteriously of drowning in 1932. In this debut collection Micheline Maylor considers the circumstances surrounding Knister’s sudden death and captures the voices of those caught up in thi
ime, memory, love and death weave through this intricate and mesmerizing collection of poetry. In this book, Robert Moore has created a museum of stories, people and ideas - some real, some imagined - that captivate the reader.
In this lively, perceptive, and encouraging book Naomi Beth Wakan shares her experiences as an older writer, from dealing with ageism to working around a sometimes erratic memory, providing valuable insights to other older writers.
The Fist of Remembering is a collection of poetry that starts with death and ends with life. Nason begins with the death of his partner from cancer, and then weaves through his experience, remembering, grieving, and celebrating his love following the deat
Erin Noteboom's is an elemental poetry of bones, salt, water, dust, and at the same time a celebration of all things as holy. In these arias of praise and prayer, her gift is to flare the ordinary detail as well as the extraordinary event into visions, me
From Japan’s subtle intricacies to the harsh realities of the Trans-Mongolian Express, Tierney captures the experience of movement and the freedom and dislocation of the traveller with potent imagery and persuasive verse.
This volume charts the course of a poetic career which has seen Tregebov consistently praised for her elegant writing, carefully shaped lines, and strong poetic voice, all of which are showcased in this new collection.
Ghost Maps: Poems for Carl Hruska is Erin Noteboom’s remarkable debut collection of poetry. Based on the recollections of a World War II Veteran who asks to never have his name put on anything, Ghost Maps introduces us to the intimacies of war with poem
There are leaps of knowing here, risks taken and pledges kept. There's a brilliant clairvoyance running through these pages, a rare perceptual gift, a deep sensing of inner and outer worlds. These poems give us back wonder, shadow and the sheer joy of lan
He is, in short, a poet, and a good one. The world he inhabits is a geographically, politically, and emotionally extensive one in which he is entirely comfortable in his own skin, and therefore able to register the surrounding phenomena exactly. - Michael
These poems both praise and commemorate the material world in all its beauty and fleetingness; they speak of rejoicing through grief and grieving through joy, of loss and recovery, of bereavement and resilience.
In Douglas Burnet Smith's poetic sequence "The Killed," a young woman translator who has endured the siege of Sarajevo revisits, through "translations" for the killed, the trauma of having witnessed the destruction of the city, and the deaths of countless
In 1999 and 2000, two Victoria teenagers were convicted of the murder of their schoolfellow, fourteen-year-old Reena Virk. Of the more than 500 drawings she prepared as courtroom artist for the trials, Heather Spears has selected some 50 to accompany the
Sherman always seems to be listening to the voice of Canadian soil and landscape at the same time as he is attentive to the great European metaphysical theme of the soul in conflict with the world and time. - Fraser Sutherland
Rogal's mental weather often starts froma a very traditional place - an eclogue, a love poem - and wanders off through many asides. The effect is both distracting an alluring, with wordplay, anagrams and lines like brief ruminative essays embodying his re
At its best, poetry is the true vocabulary of experience. Jeanette Lynes's poems - visceral and full of heart - return the power of the ordinary and extraordinary moments of life with language that is vivid, humorous, intensely felt. - Helen Humphreys
The poems are informed by the author's long sojourns in both Canada and Europe, and a new horizon appears: the author gets acquainted with a group of refugees from the Near East and in some of the poems describes their predicament and her own identificati
Julie McNeill's long-awaited first collection will confirm what poets close to her have known for years. She is an original, whose craft is as seamless and natural as her voice. The intimacy and eroticism, of her poems are an antidote to the cold cynicism