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Endlings

Endlings

This book is a reminder of what we have lost within human memory. —David Suzuki

The word “endling” means the last individual of a species or
sub-species. It has not yet been included in the Oxford English
Dictionary. It is probably only a matter of time.

Endlings takes us across continents and through the long expanse of aeons to give voice to the dead. In poems that are lyrical, exact, and deeply melancholic, Joanna Lilley demands audience for the final moments of animal extinction. From the zebra-horse quagga and chiding dodo, to the giant woolly mammoth and delicate Xerces Blue Butterfly, the haunting, urgent words of these “endlings” cut to the bone to expose the brutality of Nature and the devastating repercussions of human ignorance and intent, while giving hope that our humanity will help save what remains.

The World is Mostly Sky

The World is Mostly Sky

In this shining debut, identity and community converge in poems for a modern generation. Beginning with the open prairie skies of her youth, Sarah Ens maps an emergence into millennial womanhood, questioning feminine expectations and examining heartache and disembodiment during an age of personal and planetary upheaval. The World Is Mostly Sky looks backwards and inwards to find respite in stars, warm earth, and deep waters while rejoicing in the sacred bonds of sisterhood that offer the courage to meet our uncertain horizon.

Lunatic Engine

Lunatic Engine

Slow planetary rotation, the push and pull of the moon, a Book—Paul Pearson’s debut collection of poems lays before readers a mapping and re-mapping of the familiar systems of order we rely on to survive the human experience. Reflecting on the principles set down by both Galileo and the Church, Lunatic Engine directs our gaze to the heavens, to the childhood home, to the womb, to the quiet moments of our daily lives to contemplate what comfort is offered by doctrines when staring down the barrel of birth, death, and everything in between.

Tree of Life, The

Tree of Life, The

In poems that contemplate human experience, Sarah Klassen charts the paths we travel in search of the Tree of Life. This quest for the nexus of spiritual fulfillment takes readers from the steps of ruined cities to perilous migrations, school playgrounds, and into dream. It rallies against injustice, and finds pause in nature and sacred rituals. With firm, guiding hands, Klassen leads the way across the tumult of existence in pursuit of an elusive Eden.

Bestiary, The

Bestiary, The

Dennis Cooley conducts a chorus of “clucks & barks & muffled cries” to unconstrained cacophony. Bursting with a remarkable and encompassing cast of spiders and fish, crows and bears, rats, chickens, and cows, the bestiary gives free rein to very human feelings and the way they grow, stunt, and stampede out on the prairie landscape. Amid hushed and howling moments, the natural bends uncanny while the extraordinary roots into the organic under Cooley’s careful eye.

cold press moon

cold press moon

Deep in the woods, way down the well, in the darkest, dampest parts of story, Cooley spins out his web. Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, cold press moon catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and gloms on to something like truth. Romantic and irreverent, playful and profound, these poems work like spells to wake the vital heart. Deep in the woods, way down the well, in the darkest, dampest parts of story, Cooley spins out his web. Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, cold press moon catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and gloms on to something like truth. Romantic and irreverent, playful and profound, these poems work like spells to wake the vital heart.