Poetry / pb / 112pp / April, 2007 /
ISBN:9780889822351
/ $17.95

Father Tongue is a poetic exploration of one family’s Indo-Canadian immigrant experience. The family’s stories of life in India and Canada are told in several voices, but the lens through which they are focused is the consciousness of the narrator—a young woman of mixed blood who is seeking to find her footing between two conflicting...

Poetry / pb / 96pp / April, 2007 /
ISBN:9780889822337
/ $16.95

Story rescues no one from death, but out of the seams and lacunae of narrative a certain kind of lyric can emerge. In Notes for a Rescue Narrative, J. Mark Smith charts the oxbow turnings of diverse human voices through scepticism and belief, hope and despair, pride and humility. Inspired by the elegiac plainness of Wordsworth as much...

Poetry / pb / 104pp / October, 2006 /
ISBN:978-0-88982-230-6
/ $17.95

Connected by the element of air, the poems in The Aviary raise questions about desire, the spirit and the unconscious juxtaposed against the everyday, beautiful and absurd, the surface of “things”. These poems propose an aesthetic of profound anxiety. Like caged birds, they clamour for escape even as they mourn loss. The poems circle ideas of...

Children's Titles / hc / 40pp / September, 2006 /
ISBN:9780889822276
/ $19.95

Words is a story of a child who can’t read “because the words dance around and won’t stay still”. This tender and inspiring tale challenges the cultural assumption that every child can access written language. As many teachers, librarians, and parents know, a number of children have difficulty reading. With understanding and empathy,...

Non-Fiction / pb / 296pp / September, 2006 /
ISBN:9780889822313
/ $21.95

Michael Elcock emigrated to Canada from Scotland when he was twenty-one years old. Since then, his life and travels have taken him to many parts of the world—and back to Scotland, many times. In Writing on Stone, Elcock reflects on the immigrant experience, and the questions of memory and identity that come with leaving roots behind,...