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  • Office Tower Tales (The)

    Office Tower Tales (The)

    In this ambitious long poem, Alice Major exemplifies the redemptive force of story. Through the light-hearted interplay of such literary touchstones as Chaucer, The Thousand and One Nights, and Gre...

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  • Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophes VII

    Apostrophe 1. Rhet. A figure of speech, by which a speaker or writer suddenly stops in his discourse, and turns to address pointedly some person or thing, either present or absent; an exclamatory a...

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  • Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Demeter Goes Skydiving

    Award-winning poet Susan McCaslin exercises the profound mother-daughter trauma forged in the Demeter-Persephone myth with unapologetic modernity. This sequence takes on a novel life all its own: H...

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  • Kat Among the Tigers

    Kat Among the Tigers

    Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punct...

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  • Green Heart of the Tree (The)

    Green Heart of the Tree (The)

    Woudstra’s literary essays, rooted in personal experience and travel, are long and loving looks into the mysterious heart of Africa. Her writings explore topics as diverse as volcanic eruptions and...

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  • Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    Hornbooks of Rita K (The)

    The Hornbooks of Rita K, Robert Kroetsch's first volume of new poetry in more than a decade, is a brilliant collection of mysterious fragments. Where has Rita gone and who is reconstructing her oeu...

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  • Too Bad

    Too Bad

    A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait. Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart ...

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  • Memory's Daughter

    Memory's Daughter

    This is a daughter’s poetic homage to her parents, both elegy and celebration, that explores the transformations wrought by history, biology, and the alchemy of love. In Greek myth, the daughters o...

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  • Gothic Canada

    Gothic Canada

    Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Le...

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  • wild horses

    wild horses

    Cast during his year in the U of A's writer in residency, wild horses is Ottawan rob mclennan's deep lyrical engagement with Edmonton, Alberta. He sees the new terrain through his peculiar, sympath...

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  • Minor Planet for You (A)

    Minor Planet for You (A)

    Told with arresting candor, Leslie Greentree’s short fiction creates the satisfying sense of discovering someone’s long-kept secret, or the guilty pleasure of overhearing a scathing conversation. A...

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  • Phantom Lake

    Phantom Lake

    Phantom Lake explores the stories, legends, and tall tales that make up “Flin Flon,” a real imaginary place perched on rocky outcrops and lakes of the Canadian Shield. Birk Sproxton traverses the h...

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