Category Archives: Poetry

But wait, there’s more! Author contributor book pictorial.

Thank you to all the contributors for this inaugural Advent Book Blog project. What a tremendous and pleasant surprise this has turned out to be. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite reads from the past year, and that you’ve … Continue reading

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Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos. Recommended by RJ Wheaton

Music’s Spell: Poems About Music and Musicians edited by Emily Fragos Published March 2009 Everyman Library ISBN: 9780307270924 The Recommend: A charming, thoughtful, and richly eclectic collection. The design — as with all volumes in this series — feels both … Continue reading

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Morbidity and Ornament by Steve Noyes. Recommended by Chris Hutchinson.

Morbidity and Ornament by Steve Noyes Published October 2009 by Oolichan ISBN 978-088982-260-3 The Recommend: Steve Noyes’ fourth book of poetry, Morbidity and Ornament, is spring-loaded with chthonic-wisdom and formal dexterity. And its range is heady: from the mysticism of … Continue reading

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God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky. Recommended by Megan Adam.

God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky Published May 2009 by Nightwood Editions ISBN – 978-0889712263 The Recommend: A thin volume with an attractive cover – it slips easily into the purse for the morning  commute. A collection of poems … Continue reading

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Jack, by Mike Spry. Recommended by Ian Orti.

Jack, by Mike Spry Published October 2008 by Snare Books ISBN: 9780973943870 The Recommend: Fact: there is currently a renaissance in Canadian literature and aside for the few independent publishers who are on to this fact everyone is missing it. … Continue reading

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Paper Radio by Damian Rogers. Recommended by D. Cole Ossandon.

Paper Radio by Damian Rogers. Published October 2009 by ECW Press. ISBN: 978-1550228922 The recommend: Poetry that reminds you of every wild memory or deepest hallucination you’ve loved. Everything about Paper Radio is as entrancing as the optical illusion on … Continue reading

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Joy Is So Exhausting by Susan Holbrook. Recommended by Dani Couture.

Joy Is So Exhausting by Susan Holbrook Published: October 2009, Coach House Books (@coachhousebooks) ISBN: 9781552452226 The Recommend: How could I not fall head over heels over head again for a poetry collection with a title that nods to one … Continue reading

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