POETRY MONTH | New Books

This week, Vehicule Press’ fantastic Global Poetry Anthology, a poem about a Mennonite community, and very funny erotic poems about Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep.

9781550653670_p0_v1_s260x420Global Poetry Anthology: 2013, featuring finalists for the Montreal International Poetry Prize—the world’s first $20,000 prize for one poem—this anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary, previously unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English-speaking world.
Vehicule Press
ISBN 9781550653670
$18.00

 

 

9781926829906_p0_v2_s260x420Ordinary Hours by Karen Enns, In Ordinary Hours, the follow-up to Karen Enns’ Gerald Lampert Award-nominated first collection, That Other Beauty, we revisit Enns’ rural Mennonite childhood, replete with the sensuousness of “diesel fuel” and “hot peaches.”
Brick Books
ISBN 9781926829906
$20.00

 

9781770412026Failure to Thrive by Suzannah Showler, Hip and cerebral, this witty collection is as quick to make fun of itself as it is to turn its humour outward, where false historians have free rein, answers come in the form of questions, and the apocalypse seems like a good time to knit a sweater. Suzannah Showler’s debut shows us how a failing world can be the site of aesthetic renewal rather than decline.
ECW Press
ISBN 9781770412026
$18.95

 

P9781554831289Blind Items by Dina Del Bucchia, erotic poetry about celebrities like Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. These hypermodern confessional poems are funny, strange, and very, very sexy.
Insomniac Press
ISBN 9781554831289
$16.95

 

 

 

9781894037495Sin Eater by Angela Hibbs, reassembles the seven deadly sins to reflect a modern context and culture.With nimble language and an uncommon wit, Hibbs reveals the fluidity of transgression when traditional definitions no longer apply. Sin Eater is a bold new collection from one of Canada s brightest poetic voices.
Arbeiter Ring Publishing
ISBN 9781894037495
$14.95

 

510dXpBkTFL._SL500_AA300_Asking by Shawna Lemay, a collection of poems and poem-essays about paintings, ekphrasis, beauty, and deep looking which takes its title from the lines by Phyllis Webb: “Listen. If I have known beauty / let’s say I came to it / asking.”
Seraphim Editions
ISBN 9781927079270
$17.95

 

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters Window Display

To celebrate the release of Dreams of Gods & Monsters, the final novel in Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, which released on APRIL 8th, Mabel’s Fables in Toronto, ON created this gorgeous window:

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Go check it out! Their amazing window will be on display for the next month.

PRAISE

“In the final book of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Taylor revives the strong interweaving of reality and fantasy that gave the first story such cross-genre appeal.” -Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[An] ambitious, gorgeously edgy drama lit up by its coruscating characters and prose.”
- Kirkus

“New revelations, characters, multiple love stories, and constant plot twists and suspense will not disappoint Taylor’s many fans.”
- Booklist

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“Never thrum and screaming blood, wild and churning and chasing and devouring and terrible and terrible and terrible,” begins Dreams of Gods & Monsters.

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LIVING WITH A WILD GOD: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything

LIVING WITH A WILD GOD has officially been released and whether you’re contemplating wearing shorts in Toronto or cursing flurries in Calgary, this is a book we can all enjoy with a cup of tea. If you’re wondering what LIVING WITH A WILD GOD is about—it’s a memoir/spiritural inquiry (sort of) that explores the notion of God in a secular, rationalist world. Now, if you’re wondering why Barbara Ehrenreich, the brilliant author of over 20 books, including  NICKEL AND DIMED, and a well known atheist, would dare write a book about god and divinity then you should read her wonderful interviews with THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE and THE ATLANTIC. Here’s an excerpt from THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE:

“I realized that whatever I experienced was not anything like a deity that I knew of. It certainly was not a good, caring God of Christianity. On the other hand, I knew it was way out of the reach of science, and I did feel uneasy. My younger sister was distressed that I wrote a book with “God” in the title. We are hard-line atheists, and I had to re-establish my credibility with her or I’d get booted out of the family.”

There will be more fantastic press for LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, including an interview with Barbara in the Focus section of The Globe and Mail! Barbara Ehrenreich will also tour to Toronto on May 5 for an event at the Appel Salon. More details coming soon!

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, “mystical”-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.

Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman’s wry and erudite perspective to a young girl’s uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich’s most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the “meaning of life.”

Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich’s singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement.

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Get Outside With a Falcon Guide

With winter finally out of the picture, and spring officially here, we can all turn our thoughts towards going outside without fear of, say, being run over by a dog sled or mauled by a yeti. And, if we are venturing outside anyways, why not head out prepared with a Falcon Guide?

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Greg: Falcon Guide to the stars

To be clear, I am not talking about a guide that happens to be a falcon, though that would be cool, but rather an outdoor instructional book from, the publishing house FalconGuides. FalconGuides has manuals for almost every outdoor enthusiast’s favourite pastime. Do you like slack lining? There’s a guide for that! How about fishing? There’s a guide for that! Kayaking? You guessed it, there’s a guide for that too!

Each one of these handbooks is filled with full-colour illustrations that make picking up any new outdoor hobby as simple as possible. Trust me, one of these books will provide you with the expertise needed for your chosen activity in what will seem like no time at all!

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Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing
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FalconGuides

Also, some of these guide are location specific; not only can you become an expert on camping, but you can become an expert on camping in Washington, Pennsylvania, or a host of other locations. And when it comes time to make dinner on one of your camping trips you’ll be fully equipped with a copy of FalconGuides’ Cooking the One Burner Way at your finger tips.

And after your delicious meal, you and your friends can work off the lethargy by taking a hike. During which you can wow your companions (or put them to sleep) with your knowledge of the local trees. The fact that you got all of your info from Trees: A Falcon Guide can be our little secret!

Of course, if your camping buddies are less than enthralled by you explaining the intricate differences between a Balsam Fir and a Fraser Fir, you can always win back their love with a few spooky stories courtesy of Haunted Trail Tales, once again from FalconGuides.

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Haunted Trail Tales: Paranormal Stories from the Woods
9780762781256
FalconGuides

So the next time you are planning an outdoor expedition, whether it’s a day trip or a week long camping excursion, let FalconGuides help you along the way. You won’t be disappointed!

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