Poetry / pb / 72pp / April, 2009 /
ISBN:9780889822559
/ $16.95

A farewell letter to a departing son, and a scream of fury against the age: Desert Rose, Butterfly Storm is a symphony of chaos and a lyric loving plea, an anthem for the age of terror and laser-guided death. Soaring and bit- ter, sweet and savage, David Manicom’s new book of poetry follows his Governor-General’s Award-nominated The Burning...

Poetry / pb / 94pp / April, 2009 /
ISBN:
/ $16.95

The old Rope-maker who sits under the apple tree quietly watches the world that passes him by, but while he does so, he gathers the world’s stories. So when he starts to tell his tale, everything can happen, and does: the wind will rise, the bells at the city gate will begin to peal, and a motley group of travellers will set out on the ring...

Poetry / pb / 156pp / April, 2008 /
ISBN:978-088982-239-9
/ $17.95

Where is home? What, and who, constitutes family? Why does one sometimes feel more at home when away? With the poet’s sensibility and the pilgrim’s resolve, Leedahl’s complementary evocations of disparate people and landscapes—both faraway and familiar—put traditional concepts of home to the test.

You won’t find the “house” from the...

Poetry / pb / 176pp / September, 2007 /
ISBN:9780889822436
/ $17.95

From Sasamat Street in Vancouver to Samoa, the fish, fowl and animals ask what we are up to with our fixings, our vegetarian dressings-up of salad and tofu to make them meat enough for us. Will that change the flux of our existence on the planet, the flow of everything in the old world into memory—from primary instinct into new good intentions...

Poetry / pb / 96pp / September, 2007 /
ISBN:9780889822368
/ $16.95

Along a Snake Fence Riding is a long poem for eight voices. One of these voices is that of the narrator, who steps into the poem “from time to time” to record a life of intention and ambition, resistance and refusal, byways of discovery and decision, and continuing persistence. Other voices speak “out of time.” These are the voices of...