Turnstone Press - Turnstone Press - Poetry http://www.turnstonepress.com Mon, 22 May 2017 16:22:47 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Across the White Lawn http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/across-the-white-lawn.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/across-the-white-lawn.html Across the White Lawn

Breathe in deeply. Smell the fresh prairie air. Taste the saskatoons on your tongue. Feel the sweat on your brow. Take a walk Across the White Lawn and beyond.

Images of the past and present fill these poems, taking you down old prairie roads and up hills into the berry fields. Memories made, thoughts contemplated, dreams captured: the words of Robert Foster will whisk you away to more peaceful times.

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13@1.com (Robert Foster) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Agnes in the sky http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/agnes-in-the-sky.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/agnes-in-the-sky.html Agnes in the sky

Winner of the McNally Robinson Manitoba Book of the Year Award
Agnes in the Sky is a book of poetry seen through the eyes of a Mennonite in a not-so-Mennonite world. Coming to terms with her past, author Di Brandt explores the love between parents and lovers, family relationships, childhood abuse, desire, longing, and the universe at large.

Agnes in the Sky is a book of poetry seen through the eyes of a Mennonite in a not-so-Mennonite world. Coming to terms with her past, author Di Brandt explores the love between parents and lovers, family relationships, childhood abuse, desire, longing, and the universe at large.

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brandtd@brandonu.ca (Di Brandt) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Alarum Within http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/alarum-within.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/alarum-within.html Alarum Within

A theatre audience sees only the drama and meaning of the performance on stage. The narrator of Kimmy Beach's second poetry collection, Alarum Within, has a different tale to tell - not only of backstage encounters with overwrought set designers and pushy stage mothers at a small college theatre, but of illness, addiction, and identity.

"Stars, hide your fires!
Let not light see my black and deep desires."
-Macbeth, Act I, scene iv

A theatre audience sees only the drama and meaning of the performance on stage. The narrator of Kimmy Beach's second poetry collection, Alarum Within, has a different tale to tell - not only of backstage encounters with overwrought set designers and pushy stage mothers at a small college theatre, but of illness, addiction, and identity.

When the stage lights turn off, the drama doesn't stop.

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kimmybeach@mac.com (Kimmy Beach) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Alert to Glory http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/alert-to-glory.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/alert-to-glory.html Alert to Glory

Making awareness into language is the act that binds the elements of Sally Ito’s newest collection of poetry, Alert to Glory. Whether the focus is on parenting, biblical texts, or on creativity itself, Ito discerns the moment in which the word might become wondrous—moments when the mind-bell is struck dumb, and the hollow fills with shuddering sound, agog with itself.

Making awareness into language is the act that binds the elements of Sally Ito’s newest collection of poetry, Alert to Glory. Whether the focus is on parenting, biblical texts, or on creativity itself, Ito discerns the moment in which the word might become wondrous—moments when the mind-bell is struck dumb, and the hollow fills with shuddering sound, agog with itself.  Ito’s images ring with profundity in clear, fearless language that seeks to connect the reader with the soul’s capacity to sense the divine through gifts of awareness and wonder.

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sito@cmu.ca (Sally Ito) Poetry Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:28:02 -0500
Animal Choir http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animal-choir.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animal-choir.html

Animal Choir is a carefully orchestrated chapbook of poems, musically connected through song and sound. The book’s four parts are divided like sheet music—the opening poems of “Part Songs” are the staff lines which hold the book together. From camp to carving to collars, the sounds penetrate the deepest of memories.

Animal Choir is a carefully orchestrated chapbook of poems, musically connected through song and sound. The book’s four parts are divided like sheet music—the opening poems of “Part Songs” are the staff lines which hold the book together. From camp to carving to collars, the sounds penetrate the deepest of memories.

 

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120@1.com (Devin Crawley) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Animal Walk http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animal-walk.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animal-walk.html Animal Walk

Animal Walk is a jamboree of human voice sung in chorus with all species. Paddle through sparkling lakes and walk across pine-needled forest floors in this collection of 48 poems about nature, humanity and language at play.

An ear which shapes beautifully cadenced lines and an acute eye for images distinguish this first collection from Toronto poet John O'Neill. Animal Walk is a jamboree of human voice sung in chorus with all species. O'Neill's bear, deer, moose, rabbit and goats inhabit the borders of all too human experience, constanct others at once caught and free in the play of language.

"John O'Neill's Animal Walk rediscovers that man is the thinking animal, the metaphysical twist at the end of the chain. For O'Neill the mind is a magical muscle, the body an intelligence that can switch direction, step through a door into a thought."
-- George McWhirter

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14@1.com (John O’Neill) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Animate Objects http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animate-objects.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/animate-objects.html Animate Objects

Is it scientific poetry or poetic science? The everyday objects of our daily lives are given a fresh view of their world from their own unique point-of-view.

It is small.

Pink.

It fits in the palm of your hand.

 

You would recognize this unremarkable office object by its rubber texture and barely two inch length.

To the scientist, it is just an eraser. To the poet, the eraser moves about with the indecision of its owner, losing itself a piece at a time. To the poet, the eraser has life, meaning, value.

 

Animate Objects, Alan Wilson’s collection of 35 poems, breathes fresh air into the mundane objects we interact with daily. They come alive, understand, live and breathe, and most of all, they feel. Whether they are the unseeable, like “Radio Waves,” or the “Suitcase” that sees the world along with us, the objects of our lives are given life.

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arwilson@uvic.ca (Alan Wilson) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Apocalypse One Hundred http://www.turnstonepress.com/item/1502-apocalypse-one-hundred http://www.turnstonepress.com/item/1502-apocalypse-one-hundred Apocalypse One Hundred

Apocalypse . . . only a click away. Experience Richard Scarsbrook's poetic vision of the future we live today.

Welcome to the Apocolypse! and it has arrived, not with a bang, but with the white noise hum of tabloid news and and the promise of the internet.
Richard Scarsbrooks Apocalypse One Hundred strips back the veneer of our screen filled lives to expose every nip and tuck.

Each one hundred word poem from the Apocalypse peeks over the event horizon to see the noise and distraction that bind us to this world, hemming in thought and imagination.

To learn more . . . just click here!

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richardscarsbrook@gmail.com (Richard Scarsbrook) Poetry Fri, 05 May 2017 15:27:59 -0500
Apologetic http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/apologetic.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/apologetic.html Apologetic

Finalist for the Victoria Book Prize
Apologetic’s poems experiment with expressing thoughts and emotions in formal poetic traditions, confining words to metrical lines or rhyme schemes. Many deal with the natural world, moments in time spent outdoors, in gardens, and capturing fleeting impressions in the human experience.

Finalist for the Victoria Book Prize

Capturing moments in time and nature, Carla Funk’s poems bring the world to a momentary standstill. Funk translates vivid descriptions and feeling into her poems, both testing and playing with traditional poetic experiences.

Apologetic’s poems experiment with expressing thoughts and emotions in formal poetic traditions, confining words to metrical lines or rhyme schemes. Many deal with the natural world, moments in time spent outdoors, in gardens, and capturing fleeting impressions in the human experience. Playing with form and content, Funk evokes the idea of a flesh-and-bones body (the poetic structure) carrying a spiritual entity (the poem’s meaning).

“Highway 16 Sonnet” uses the traditional sonnet form to capture a gruesome snapshot of roadkill as a harsh reality of travel on a Canadian highway. “Ring Around the Moon” describes in five verses of four lines each, the experience of taking out the garbage late at night and observing the beautiful night sky, something hallowed above the stench of waste.

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carla@carlafunk.com (Carla Funk) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600
Architectural Secrets http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/architectural-secrets.html http://www.turnstonepress.com/poetry/architectural-secrets.html

Lines are drawn so they might be crossed. Lines on buildings and lines on the ground. Anna Synenko's haunting chapbook, Architectural Secrets, travels to the far corners of the Earth and then beyond. Each city, each village, each hamlet holds its own guidelines for building and creating.

Anna Synenko’s haunting chapbook, Architectural Secrets, travels to the far corners of the Earth and then beyond. With a stay in Mexico, she recalls the memory of one she would rather forget in “Bahia Kino: tiburon.” Through Arizona, she stops and visits the Mediterranean’s Crete.

 

Each city, each village, each hamlet holds its own guidelines for building and creating. Not simply lines of skyscrapers or the threaded hairs of a noose, but the winding architecture of a great river and the path it hollows out.

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4@1.com (Anna Synenko) Poetry Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:50:47 -0600