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Seven Suns/Seven Moons
by Michael Dylan Welch & Tanya McDonald

"Michael Dylan Welch is known for his fresh takes on haiku and readers will be delighted by this new collection, a serendipitous collaboration with Tanya McDonald. For readers of this book, the sun and moon will never be the same—they will become mantras for encountering each day’s noteworthy events."

George Swede, cofounder of Haiku Canada and former editor of Frogpond

Read more about this publication HERE.


The Smoke of Dreams
by Reena Ribalow


"Ribalow uses her beloved Jerusalem as biblical and literal backdrop, as inspiration and also metaphor, with an immediacy and intimacy reminiscent of Yehuda Amichai. These are essential poems, the sweeping arc of one woman's life (and many women's lives), that should be read and reread. I could not put it down."

Sharon Pomerantz,  Novelist, author of Rich Boy

Read more about this publication HERE.


Decoding Dust
by B.W. Powe

  “What’s B.W. Powe:

   A Poet, 

   an aphorist, 

   a lyric philosopher-historian,

   a master of the post-modern-essay cybot…?

   Well, anyway, one of our best writers…”

   A.F. Moritz, Poet

Read more about this publication HERE.


The Tongue Has Its Secrets
by Donna Snyder



"Snyder is a poet who tongues the language of birds, delves into the minds of sybils, explores connections with animals. She tests the boundaries of nothingness and somethingness. Donna Snyder’s poems are like Nüshu: secrets cast skywards like a cipher for those who know, to read."

Susan Hawthorne
, poet and author of Lupa and Lamb

Read more about this publication HERE.


All That and a Bag of Neurons
by Carly Bryson


"No sentimental drivel to stain your tea cosy in Carly Bryson’s new book of poems. In a voice tinged with both weariness and worldliness, we glimpse a consciousness shaped by an unremitting land, an intelligence carving out its own territory, a cleareyed poet taking stock of her world. When she’s got something to say to you, your ears will be ringing from the crack of the bullwhip upside your head."

Doc Sigerson, Nonfiction Editor at RED FEZ

Read more about this publication HERE.


Writing Myself Into Existence
by Arthur Asa Berger


"Writing Myself into Existence is no ordinary biography. Professor Berger is an “unclassifi able adolescent” who has published 70 books to date. Whether you are in the English-speaking world or in China, you’ll admire this “assassin of academics” legendary experience, profound knowledge and thoughts, great humor, and critical thinking that shines a light of wisdom throughout the book."

Junchao Wang  Professor of Media Criticism at Tsinghua University

Read more about this publication HERE.


Marshmallows & Despair
by David Ossman


David Ossman's shocking, awesome, poetic coverage of 21st Century War and Politics, tales of neo-noir nights in strange places, poems of aging, dying, and seeking refuge. 

This definitive collection celebrates Ossman’s 79th birthday and features a captivating cast that includes Beat St. Jack, Banana Clip Republicans, Funny Skydivers, as well as an Elegy to Rock Snot. 

You’ll be sold on Presidential Butts In Butter, exposed to Heisenberg at Holmes Harbor, visit the House of Garden Gnomes, and celebrate the Tulku’s Birthday.  

Enjoy a healthy dose of Ossman's Firesign humor matched with his own outrage, anguish and hope.

Read more about this publication HERE.


Modes of Persuasion
by Erin Badough

"Modes of Persuasion is a seductive collection of poems and prose to light emotion on fire, and soothe the savage sentiment of the reader’s subconscious. An essence of Nin and cummings hover throughout the fierce suggestions, subtle nuances and exploration of form within this collection. Badough does the reader a sublime justice holding a balanced poetic sway. And tethered between a tightrope of lyrical content and the severed edge, the ravens sing their cacophony, the nymphs dance, and satyrs stir."

Apryl Skies, editor, Edgar & Lenore’s Publishing House

Read more about this publication HERE.


salt/ / water
by william t marshe

“In this, his first published collection, Cape Breton native William Marshe gives us poems that could be a read as the map of an internal landscape. Frequently rooted in nature, Marshe’s verse explores the complexity of love and the inevitability of loss. It is, at turns, sensual, startling, melancholic, funny and chilling as he searches for that which is greater than the Known. Throughout this collection he is, as he writes in Bridal Path, ‘coaxing a dream from beneath the bed’. In that he succeeds, wholly. This is a beautiful book of poetry.”

Ed Macdonald
, author of Spat the Dummy and Atomic Storybook

Read more about this publication HERE.


ravel
by Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong


"
In ravel, Bonnie Kwong weaves from the disparate--from the quiet intimacies of love to the cruel depredations of history—an elegant fabric. Kwong’s poems are spare, restrained, yet at the same time made rich by her knowledge of multiple languages and cultures. “How much sweetness do we need to swallow the bitter?” asks one speaker."

Leslie McGrath
, author, Out From the Pleiades

Read more about this publication HERE.



Release the Hounds
by Misty Cosgrove

"Cormac McCarthy once opined that he wrote few women characters because he did not understand them.  Misty Cosgrove’s poetry provides the voices that McCarthy’s novels lack, while providing a similar aesthetic.  Each poem has a great sense of time and place, but still manages to tap into the universal.  Misty provides us with a litany of grotesqueries and casual atrocities, but never fails to provide some hope scraped from the bottom of the barrel.  I can think of no one better suited to provide empathy for both martyrs and monsters, and isn’t that what literature is for?"

Neil McCrea
, author of Wisdom & Dust

Read more about this publication HERE.



Death By Triangulation
by John Oughton

"Oughton gives crime writing a hot new twist balancing a private eye's jaundiced view with the accomplished poet's sure-handed voice and easy charm. Add the fact our man Aaron Miles rides a cool old motorcycle and digs bands like The Fugs, and D by T is a funny, smart, addictive read. "

Basil Papademos, author of Mount Royal, winner of the BiLines Book Award

Read more about this publication HERE.


ordinary words
by Si Philbrook

"Si Philbrook holds a rare voice; a voice that speaks the joy of discovery and the pain of experience, with equal wonder. This extensive collection of his work shows how complete his travels around the questions and answers we all seek, as well as those we never hope to find, have been captured and nurtured into a soundscape of words. This is poetry of our times." 

Kiersty Boon, author

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Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir
by Marleen S. Barr

"Marleen S. Barr's last *Oy*--(OY PIONEER!: A Novel)--took me on a rollicking tour of a female academic's search for a husband to placate her Jewish mother. Her new *Oy* plunges readers into her very own academic specialty, feminist science fiction. But the search goes on. And with it hilarious Jewish jokes, academic twists, sex--lots of sex--and, finally, a husband! Barr is an effervescent humorous writer who travels to South Africa, Austria, England, the West, Quebec, and 9/11 New York aboard a flamboyant imagination and real inside dope on the world of intellectuals. Join her. You'll love the ride!"

Norman N. Holland
, Marston-Milbauer, Eminent Scholar Emeritus, University of Florida 

Read more about this publication HERE.


Thunder At Darwin Station
by Lance Strate

Thunderation! Open up this post-atomic cocktail of poems by Lance Strate and let it shake you up! Thunder at Darwin Station, blends Huxleys with Darwins, evolves with jolts of Joyce and a double DNA dose of Wells and Watsons, spins the reverberations of a blues apocalypse with a green sprig of enlightenment, and delivers you a Galloping Galapagos.  Drink up, it will serve you right!

David Ossman  author, actor, member of Firesign Theatre

Read more about this publication HERE.



The Medium Is The Muse [Channeling Marshall McLuhan]
edited by Lance Strate & Adeena Karasick


Oracle of the electronic age, Marshall McLuhan believed artists could wake us and offer new windows into the world.  This diverse collection brings together twenty-nine poets, writers, and artists who channel McLuhan as both medium and muse.  Like McLuhan's work, this volume will delight, divert, provoke, incite and inspire readers to channel McLuhan in their own imagination and creative endeavors.

Lillian Allen, Michelle Rae Anderson, Mary Ann Allison
Marleen Barr, David Bateman, Arthur Asa Berger
bill bissett, Tony Burgess, Jerry Harp
Adeena Karasick, William Marshe, John G. McDaid
Jill McGinn, Elizabeth McLuhan, Peter C. Montgomery
Dean Motter, Alexandra Oliver, John Oughton
Si Philbrook, B.W. Powe, Robert Priest
Stephen Roxborough, Lance Strate, Steve Szewczok
Andrea Thompson, Toshio Ushiroguchi-Pigott
John Watts, Dale Winslow, Tom Wolfe

Read more about this publication HERE.


Open Heart Sutra Surgery
by Stephen Roxborough


sum uv th most romantik poetree evr writtn shakespeare  elizabeth barrett browning n rumi wud love as i dew   open heart sutra surgery deels with zanee prsuayuns  n  hot  physical needs  delite in passyun yerning n finding   th marvels uv langwage n desires   satiaysyun  betrayl distans ing loss   is it all random  what role duz our doomd intensyunalitee play  whats goin on   can we know  mantra 4 opn life  love  lerning  unlerning book   a great book   a great reed

bill bissett, poet, painter, teacher, mystic

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Tinderbox
by Dale Winslow

"Dale Winslow's Tinderbox shows a sure, mature touch with words, and styles. Many of the poems herein blend symbolist style with contemporary rap: a rap without the theatrical ranting and bling. And from time to time one can hear or glimpse in the background an e e cummings, a John Skelton. Entertaining and thought-provoking.”

Eric McLuhan, author of Electric Language,The Role of Thunder in Finnegans Wake, and co-author with Marshall McLuhan of Laws of Media, and Media and Formal Cause.

Read more about this publication HERE.


human & c.
by Rich Follett

"human & c. by Rich Follett traces the harmonies of our human experience. As small moments expand into the innumerable consolations of a creative life. Follett borrows voices and uses forms of verse, word play, sounds; pure intelligent joy runs through its sorrowful play. ‘America /still sings - /(lilac will, /sweetly scent /dooryards /many millennia /hence).’ These poems are sounded out of lyric fragment, narrative shard an enduring mosaic of our times. Words squeeze, seep, obtrude and collide like the traumas and exudations they describe. The poems create mayhem on unremarkable language and utterances in order to revitalize them. ‘[S]omething there is /about compassion.’"

Geoffrey Gatza, Author of House of Forgetting

Read more about this publication HERE.


The Grand National Lobotomy
by John Watts


The Grand National Lobotomy is a two way book comprising an anthology of poetry and the script of John Watts' play The Last Picasso. The poetry is divided into sections including Life & Death & Philosophy, Up & Away Characters Observed, 10 Poems in a Day; all reflecting John’s sardonic humour.  The Last Picasso is the story of a writer resolving things with his daughter before his death. In exchange for helping him, Picasso is allowed to return to earth and create one last great artwork! 

More information about John Watt's book, play, music and upcoming tour can be found HERE:

John Watts World-Go-Round


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Into the Arms of the Goddess: A Kundalini Awakening
by Peter Nelson


"Grounded and often humourous, this intimate account of an extraordinary shift in consciousness presents a unique outlook about what it means to be a human being on earth today. One is somehow left with a sense that this could happen to anyone."

Maggie Fraser, Psychotherapist


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     Upcoming Releases


Orpheus In Our World
by Patricia Keeney


"In Orpheus in Our World Patricia Keeney strikes a wonderful balance between ancient and modern voices. In her capable hands, the Orphic hymns sing anew to a contemporary audience. She infuses the hymns with a fresh intensity and relevance, and by adding two 21st century narrators (an unnamed male and female voice who “comment” after each hymn) she creates a dialogue between the old and the new.  As a result, she truly does bring Orpheus into our world—no small achievement."  

Eva Tihanyi
, Author of Truth and Other Fictions and The Largeness of Rescue



One Foot In
by Jeff Pew

Jeff Pew
is a high school counsellor and creative writing teacher. His poetry and journalism have appeared in various magazines, BC’s Poetry in Transit, anthologies, and on CBC radio. One Foot In is his long-awaited first poetry collection.




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