New Releases

Spring 2021

Shifting Baseline Syndrome

Aaron Kreuter

Shifting Baseline Syndrome is a searching and searing collection of poems, veering between history and prophecy, satire and sincerity, acid trips in portapotties and odes to South Florida. The TV remote is never far. Awe at our human and non-human world clashes ecstatically with loathing for those who destroy it. Histories geological, hydrological, and Jewish loom....

The Pump

Sydney Warner Brooman

The small southern Ontario town known as The Pump lies at the crossroads of this world’s violence — a tainted water supply, an apathetic municipal government, the Gothic decay of rural domesticity — and another’s. In Brooman's interconnected stories, no one is immune to The Pump’s sacrificial games. ...

Recombinant Theory

Joel Katelnikoff

Recombinant Theory is a collection of radical critical essays, constructed by applying cut-up techniques and rigorous formal and conceptual constraints to the complete works of ten contemporary poet-theorists: Annharte, Charles Bernstein, Christian Bök, Johanna Drucker, Lyn Hejinian, Steve McCaffery, Erín Moure, Sawako Nakayasu, Lisa Robertson, and Fred Wah. ...

Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

Christopher Evans

At the threshold between perception and reality is a labyrinth, stalked by who you think you are, who others think you are, and who you want to be. Evans’s darkly humorous and speculatively tragic collection of stories is peopled by such strays — those struggling with the isolation of nostalgic consumption, the self-sabotage of trauma denial, and easy acquiescence to fragile masculinity. ...

Blue & Many Other Colours

Jane Creighton

An alchemist of close attention, Creighton transmutes frustration and fascination with language's arbitrary structures into a renegade worldview. Cinema, pop hooks, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, nursery rhymes, and overheard malapropisms are blocks in her typesetter's case, each lead and gold at once, elements of infinite rearrangement. ...

Trauma Magic

Clementine Morrigan

Trauma Magic is a sweeping essay collection that celebrates the magic of trauma survivors and unfolds the generative questions trauma allows us to ask. Whether queering time, pain, & substance use, considering Irish fairy faith as a diasporic ecological ethics, or illustrating witchcraft as resistance against sexual violence and academic monopolies on knowing, Morrigan weaves a rigorously theoretical background with a seditious affirmation of embodiment. ...

Forthcoming

Marilyn Dumont

green girl dreams Mountains

Marilyn Dumont

Appearing in a new edition for the first time in nearly 20 years, green girl dreams Mountains is a book of phases and of overarching vision. These poems are about place & family, belonging & separation, memory & transformation and the long path from shame, where such pairs can feel desperately opposed, to celebration, where loss and love intertwine. With extraordinary precision and sensuality, Dumont traces the powerful ways that landscape and language shape our character, our perceptions, and our futures.

Marilyn Dumont (she) is the author of the widely anthologized A Really Good Brown Girl (winner of the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), green girl dreams Mountains (winner of the 2002 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry), that tongued belonging (winner of two 2007 McNally Robinson Book of the Year awards), and The Pemmican Eaters (winner of the 2016 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry). She has been faculty and writer-in-residence at the Banff Centre and at universities, colleges, and libraries across Canada. In 2018, she was named a Life Member of the League of Canadian Poets. In 2019, she received a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award for her work “as a poet articulating the Metis experience, as a mentor and teacher,” and for her “pivotal role in the flowering of Indigenous literature in Alberta and Canada. Marilyn Dumont’s support for a new generation of writers is leading to profound, progressive changes to the writing landscape....”

Poetry · Trade paperback · 2nd edition