Katherine Bitney’s fourth collection of poetry, Firewalk, erupts into a shamanistic journey through mind, body and spirit. Firewalk both questions our modern way of living and seeks to rediscover the central nature of humanity. In doing so Bitney clears a place that we can call home.
After 15 long years the passion of Winnipeg’s hockey fan’s was reignited with the return of the Jets. On the Fly chronicles the return of professional hockey to the river city, capturing the thrill of every faceoff. From the last minute goals to the missed calls, On the Fly brings a true “gut” reaction to hockey. What’s more, Tefs reflects on what it is to be a fan and lose yourself in the ecstasy and agony of the game.
Once a prince of Lydia, Pelops was chopped into stewing meat and served to the gods for tea by his not-so-loving father. Remade by the gods and blessed at the same time with a gift for the culinary arts, Pelops flees his painful memories for the bright lamps of Athens where he hopes to make a new life for himself as a celebrity chef. But then a ruthless patron takes an unhealthy interest in his career, a famous courtesan is murdered at a dinner he prepares, and a couple of the less responsible gods offer to help him make a name for himself in Athens. And Pelops begins to realize that when the gods decide they owe you a favor, you’d better start saying your prayers.
In a flash, Ted Callan’s world exploded and now he's on the road looking for a fresh start. What he finds is a mysterious young woman named Tilda who tells him he’s destined to be a hero or die a quick and painful death. Accompanied by the trickster Loki and the bequiling Tilda, Ted wants nothing more than to have his old life back. The problem is, if he succeeds, it might just be the end of the world.
Ginsberg saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness - but what is madness? In a world that has traded Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumbs for Prozac and where zombies masquerade as the living, who is really mad? Through the eyes of an artist boxed in by tradtition, Kristian Enright’s debut poetry collection Sonar wrestles with language, mental health and identity.
Jenkins never dreamed he’d live long enough to be dating again. But the tables have turned and the parents are now the children. This outrageously funny portrayal of the realities of growing old in the modern world will have readers chuckling about their own not too distant futures.
Monstrance bears witness to the possibility of hope and faith in an uncertain world. These poems unflinchingly acknowledge the devastation of fear and hostility, but they also marvel when “light bounces off the breakfast plates,” or “the sewing-machine-stitch spoor of a pocket mouse appears” in the snow. Sarah Klassen looks past the particularities of the ordinary and reaches for the sacred.
In lush full colour, award-winning photographer Mike Grandmaison’s expert lens captures the vastness of sky and land with scenes of the elusive Northern Lights, misty fields at dawn, endless horizons, and the immense skies that define the prairie landscape.
Some folks have a talent for finding trouble, no matter how good they try to be, especially Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn’t date a cop. Maybe she should have turned down the job at the Folkways Collection library—a job that became a nightmare when a rich benefactor’s belligerent heir turned up dead. Randy tried to be good—honest!—but now she’s a prime suspect with a motive and no alibi in sight.
When an ‘80s New Waver starts liking country music, is it a sign of maturity? More than just selling all his Depeche Mode and Flock of Seagulls records, stay-at-home dad Bill Angus has some serious house-cleaning to do. With his wife, Julie, bringing home the bacon and their son, Sean, flexing wings of independence, Bill tries to rescue his stay-at-home dad neighbours from their foibles.