Poetry / pb / 120pp / August, 2005 /
ISBN:9780889822018
/ $17.95

The poems in Stumbling in the Bloom engage the ever-present enticements and entanglements of beauty on life’s, and art’s, home ground—in wilderness and garden. But this surprising volume, the finale of John Pass’s quartet of poetry books, At Large, takes intriguing side trips on the home-stretch, including a wry excursion to the chiropractor, a...

Poetry / pb / 96pp / April, 2004 /
ISBN:9780889821972
/ $17.95

Susan McCaslin’s A Plot of Light charts a contemplative journey in which the world of visionary dreaming lies along a continuum with the everyday life of the mystic, baffled and blessed by moments of connection with a larger, more comprehensive mind, wooing us with her poems into the world of the invisible.

The poems form a...

Poetry / pb / 92pp / January, 2004 /
ISBN:9780889822269
/ $15.95

In this book-length poem, W. H. New uses the metaphor of Snowman to represent the alternative self, the alter-ego, the doppelganger. Here we encounter the cold version of the warm person.

Throughout this book, the narrative voice searches for the intrinsic harmony that lies within each individual. New suggests that our fear of anarchy...

Poetry / pb / 84pp / January, 2004 /
ISBN:9780889822184
/ $15.95

The Sound the Sun Makes introduces a remarkable new poetic voice in Leanne McIntosh, who tenderly and fearlessly examines themes of old age and the love which flourishes in the midst of everyday sorrows. Lush and sensual, these poems evoke a time and place in Canada’s history—Saskatchewan before and during the second world war—while...

Poetry / pb / 92pp / October, 2003 /
ISBN:9780889822245
/ $15.95

In his fourth collection of poems, David Manicom affirms his place as one of the most compelling poets writing in Canada today. The Burning Eaves, a mixture of shorter lyrics and longer sequences, is a meditation on the nature of language and the power of love. Things are never as they appear to be, in Manicom’s world; yet he is a...