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Wherever We Mean to Be

by Robyn Sarah Biblioasis (October 24, 2017)

The first substantial selection of award-winning poet Robyn Sarah’s poems in twenty-five years, Wherever We Mean to Be spans her entire forty year career. Warm, direct, and intimate, accessible even at their...

Class Clown

by Pino Coluccio Biblioasis (August 29, 2017)

Lyric poetry that is light without being frivolous, for people who are more punk than prog. This is poetry that doesn’t try too hard to be important, instead revelling in its utter lack of importance and celebrating...

Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us

by Noah Wareness Biblioasis (April 11, 2017)

As the sickly boy dreams in bed, the shadows beneath his parlor curtain are stirring, taking shapes inexpressible even in a child's dreams. "Real keeps us silent," argues the taxidermied rabbit to the young...

Short Takes on the Apocalypse

by Patricia Young Biblioasis (October 18, 2016)

The poems in this collection originated as a response to Elmore Leonard's "Ten Rules of Writing" and metamorphosed into poetic responses to quotations and epigraphs on a variety of subjects.


by Patrick Warner Biblioasis (October 18, 2016)

Like its totem creature, the poems in Octopus are canny, slippery, and metamorphic.

Before Spring, Montréal

by Robert MelanCon & Donald McGrath Biblioasis (May 19, 2015)

Telephone wires, dark as a line in a schoolboy's notebook against the dawn; paint flakes from houses drifting down like dust; the hulking shadow of a desk that emerges, stock-still as a cow, in the moment of...


by Zachariah Wells Biblioasis (April 15, 2015)

"A poet of direct speech and muscular lexicon."—Quill & Quire

Nimbly slipping between personae, masks, and moods, the prosody-driven poems of Sum weigh the volatility and mutability of the self against the forces...

My Shoes Are Killing Me

Governor General's Award for Poetry 2015

by Robyn Sarah Biblioasis (March 16, 2015)

Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry

Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry

In My Shoes are Killing Me, poet Robyn Sarah reflects on the passing of time, the fleetingness...


by Kerry-Lee Powell Biblioasis (October 01, 2014)

"Powerful ... full of dark nostalgia."—Nathan Englander

The Lifeboat

All night in his lifeboat my father sang

to keep the voices of the other men

who cried in the wreckage from reaching him,

he sang what he knew...

Glad and Sorry Seasons

by Catherine Chandler Biblioasis (March 24, 2014)

The second full-length collection from sonneteer and formalist poet Catherine Chandler, Glad and Sorry Seasons brings together new suites of poems—on grief, recovery, the deadly sins, and the virtues of faith,...

Zero Kelvin

by Richard Norman Biblioasis (November 18, 2013)

Present-day astronomy, vast, complex, is looking through darkness to distant objects and times. Yet its discoveries aren’t exclusively scientific: from the moons of Pluto to the Doppler effect, the night sky...

Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway

by Alexandra Oliver Biblioasis (September 30, 2013)



“Alexandra Oliver has many arrows in her quiver—all of them sharpened to a fine point. This is an excellent and...

For As Far as the Eye Can See

by Robert MelanCon & Judith Cowan Biblioasis (March 29, 2013)

"I shall settle for the paradise of what I see … this rectangle of twelve lines … a window."

Circus Maximus

by David Starkey Biblioasis (March 22, 2013)

Tour the sites of Rome with David Starkey's garrulous new guide to the Italian Renaissance in fifty pocket-sized poems.

The Pangborn Defence

by Norm Sibum Biblioasis (December 14, 2012)

The Pangborn Defence, a departure from Sibum's previous verse, will be something of a surprise for those who have followed his career. Poems written as letters to personages both real and imagined, there are...

Self-Portrait Without a Bicycle

by Jessica Hiemstra Biblioasis (November 27, 2012)

These poems stitch loss to memory, to colours and smells, to tastes of past and present, canvas and ink.

Sub Divo

by Norm Sibum Biblioasis (November 13, 2012)

Quasi-satirical invectives, addresses, and epistrophes from Canada's best cranky poet.

Here Come the Moonbathers

by Patricia Young Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Here Come the Moonbathers, is more dark, difficult and tragic than Patricia Young’s earlier work. The poems in this collection have wild freedom, exploring the themes of love, longing and loss with grace,...

A Thaw Foretold

by Mike Barnes Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Written between one January and the next, A Thaw Foretold is a passionate exploration of themes that are as timeless and recurrent as the seasons. In language that is both precisely vivid and particular, embracing...

Lost Luggage

by Salvatore Ala Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Journeys and interrupted journeys are a well established theme in literature. Gustave Von Aschenback's fateful journey back to Venice and his death began with lost luggage. So also with Salvatore Ala's new collection...

Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowman

by Goran Simic Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Sunrise in the Eyes of the Snowman, the latest collection by Bosnian expat Goran Simic, is as much a departure as it is a continuance. In this book, we find the world-renowned poet visiting familiar themes in...

The Properties of Things: From: The Poems of Batholomew the Englishman

by David Solway Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

This collection of poems continues David Solway's exploration in the realm of fictive translation.

Straight Razor and Other Poems

by Salvatore Ala Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Straight Razor and Other Poems brings together Salvatore Ala's new poems and selections from his privately published broadsides.


by Shane Neilson Biblioasis (October 16, 2012)

Meniscus is Shane Neilson’s manic statement, arching backwards through his personal histories and into the current scale of illness: how it prophecizes and destroys. But this book is not solely given to a...

The Least Important Man

by Alex Boyd Biblioasis (April 17, 2012)

A serious-minded collection from one of Canada's foremost young poets, critics, and editors.

Love Poems

by Jaime Sabines & Colin Carberry Biblioasis (December 06, 2011)

The love poems—lyrical, erotic, romantic—of the man whom Octavio Paz called “one of the finest contemporary poets of our language.”

Open Air Bindery

by David Hickey Biblioasis (October 25, 2011)

Poems as big as the sky and as small as the stars.


by Amanda Jernigan Biblioasis (October 25, 2011)

Groundwork heralds an important new poetic voice, stock to buy early and hold.

The Illustrated Edge

by Marsha Pomerantz Biblioasis (June 14, 2011)

A first collection of carefully distilled yet passionately exuberant and playful poems by the well-regarded poet and translator Marsha Pomerantz.

All This Could Be Yours

by Joshua Trotter Biblioasis (July 29, 2010)

Joshua Trotter's debut collection of poetry is a metaphysical hall of windows.

A Few Things You Should Know About the Weasel

by David Starkey Biblioasis (April 15, 2010)

David Starkey's A Few Things You Should Know About the Weasel is a far-ranging and fearless collection, of great humour, intelligence and sympathy. Ranging through philosophy, art and history -- both global...

Track & Trace

by Zachariah Wells & Seth Biblioasis (October 15, 2009)

The poems in Zachariah Wells’s second collection range from childhood to dimly foreseen events in the future; they idle on all three of Canada’s coasts, travel the open road, take walks in the city and pause...

Pause for Breath

by Robyn Sarah Biblioasis (September 15, 2009)

This collection of poems constitute meditations on the times and on time itself.

Jane Again

by Wayne Clifford Biblioasis (April 15, 2009)

This collection of poems lets Yeats' Crazy Jane free to speak once more.

Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets

by Zachariah Wells Biblioasis (April 30, 2008)

A collection of 99 Canadian sonnets from the 19th Century to the present.

Time's Covenant: Selected Poems

by Eric Ormsby Biblioasis (April 30, 2007)

Brings together all of the poems from Eric Ormsby's five previous collections alongside a selection of previously unpublished poems.