Poetry / pb / 80pp / September, 2013 /
ISBN:9780889822931
/ $19.95

Amid the heavy snow and cold one winter in southeastern B.C.’s mountains where Tom Wayman lives, he happened to reread the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s posthumous volume Winter Garden in translation. Wayman decided to write a series of poems in response to a phrase, image, or entire poem of the Nobel laureate’s. Wayman’s series ranges across...

Poetry / pb / 72pp / September, 2013 /
ISBN: 978-0-88982-295-5
/ $17.95

Finalist - 2014 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry.

In Sadiqa de Meijer’s Leaving Howe Island, poem after poem sings with an accuracy and freshness, a power and a delicacy, which leaves one breathless. In the long opening sequence, "Great Aunt Unmarried," winner of the 2012 CBC Canada Writes Poetry Prize, the...

Poetry / pb / 96pp / October, 2012 /
ISBN:978-088982-269-6
/ $22.95

Brian Brett’s latest collection of poems, The Wind River Variations, addresses the intricate weave of relationships that exists between human beings and the natural landscape. In particular, he speaks to the preservation of the Three Rivers watershed (The Wind River, The Snake River and the Bonnet Plume River). In his acknowledgements...

Poetry / pb / 128pp / October, 2012 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-288-7
/ $18.95

Rainbow Stage-Manchuria, Steve Noyes’s fifth collection, sees him return to the long poem twice over, displaying his range and inventiveness. “Rainbow Stage” presents a 1973 rock concert in real time by the psychedelic Winnipeg band The Next. This sly mélange of panoramic action, wicked lyrics and deft character sketches is a broad...

Fiction / pb / 220pp / October, 2012 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-290-0
/ $18.95

A twelve-year-old African boy named Modou is orphaned when his family dies from AIDS. He leaves his remote village in the Sahel, attaches himself to an African holy man and becomes a beggar in the city. The street smarts he thus gains enable him to survive when he is separated from his mentor. Modou befriends another orphaned boy, Umaru, and...