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People often ask: “Why Guernica?” On Monday, April 26th, 1937, the bells of Santa Maria tolled, warning of the inhumane
aerial raid that would reduce the Spanish city of Guernica to ruins. Men, women, children, and animals were destroyed under
the weight of the bombs. Picasso immortalized the victims with his painting Guernica and the image has become a plea for
peace. This press was named Guernica with the hope that the books it publishes will make this world a better place in which to
live and love.
Established in 1978 and with new ownership as of January 2010, Guernica has published over 500 titles from authors
worldwide. These titles include poetry, novels, short story collections, literary and cultural essays, and theatre. We are especially
proud of our translations of French writers from Quebec.
Spring 2015 Frontlist
Letters from
the Land of
Intimacy, Beauty and
Death in Central Asia
Calvin White
The Pantheon of
Modern American
Keith Garebian
Our Common Humanity: Sharing Dreams, Feelings and
Hope in Times of Crisis.
Mock-Serious Poetics and the Right to Be Stupid.
For 11 months Calvin White worked for Doctors Without
Borders as a mental health specialist in the off-the-radar region
of Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Unlike the higher
profile emergency situations which draw that international
humanitarian organization’s attention, the milieu for White’s
mission was the quiet, slow death in an epidemic of multi-drug
resistant tuberculosis. As White’s foreword says: “This is a small
story about small people written by a small person so maybe
there is no interest in it. On the other hand, since most of us on
the planet are also small, maybe there is.” White takes the reader
inside the daily heartbeat of humans we’ve never heard of but
come to see as sharing the same pulse. It is a remarkable journey
of intimacy and hope, one that reconfigures our understanding
of sadness and, ultimately, reaffirms the common spirit of
Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which
means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known
utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and
presents them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious
academic consideration. The intent is to deflate by inflating them
in mock-serious fashion. So, there are samples from the likes of
Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Ann
Coulter, Michelle Bachmann, Antonin Scalia, Donald Trump,
etc. but also from names from pop culture, e.g. Snooki, Tom
Cruise, etc.
A former high school teacher and counsellor in small town
British Columbia, Calvin White translated his experience
developing educational and therapeutic approaches for troubled
teenagers into leading a team of local counsellors in Uzbekistan,
a remote corner of central Asia. As a mental health specialist for
Médecins Sans Frontières, he spent a year creating therapeutic
practises aimed at saving the lives of hundreds of patients
suffering from multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
Keith Garebian is a widely published, award-winning author
of non-fiction and poetry, who lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Of
his 19 books to date, five are of poetry, including Frida: Paint
Me As A Volcano (Buschek), Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems
(Signature), Children of Ararat (Frontenac) and Moon on Wild
Grasses (Guernica), for which he supplied the cover paintings
and illustrations.
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ISBN-10: 1-77183-011-5
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April 2015
Spring 2015 Frontlist
Spring 2015 Frontlist
David Joiner
Rust Is a Form
of Fire
Joe Fiorito
Where Seas and
Fables Meet
Parables, Fragments,
Lines, Thought
B.W. Powe
Zoo and
David Zieroth
A Glimpse into the Soul of Vietnam.
Ebb and Flow: The Importance of Seeing.
Opening Windows to Let in the Noise of Life.
Last Man Standing: Alone with Himself.
Nathan Monroe is a 28-year-old American living in Saigon who
falls in love with a poor but talented Vietnamese painter. When
he fails to protect their love from her desperate chase for a better
life in America, his safety net appears in the form of Anthony,
an old domineering friend in Hanoi who hires Nathan at his real
estate firm. Only much later does Nathan discover that Anthony
has intended all along for him to take over his job and family
so that he, too, can escape and start his life over in America.
Lotusland dramatizes the power imbalances between Westerners
living abroad and between Westerners and Vietnamese—in love
and friendship, in the consequences of war, and in the pursuit of
Joe Fiorito spent 18 hours in total, over the course of three days,
on the corner of Victoria and Queen in downtown Toronto
watching the city go by and recording what he saw. The
rhythms of the city ebb and flow according to the time of day.
The declarative sentence is the best brush to paint an objective
portrait of the city we live in. It is an example of what happens
when you stay in one place and observe a single place or thing for
a very long time.
A book that is an open door, a current, an open window, a breeze
over uncut grass, a dance of morning light on an old ruined
sundial, a set of waves flowing up on a strange shore. This is a
book that asks why do we give in to the psychotic and invasive
Structure (and its many names)? A book that mingles witticisms
and provocations so that the reader may settle into his or her soul
and reflect. A book that works in associations, echoes, pulses,
images, returns, vibrations, thought-experiments, dreams, visions
and revisions. This is a book that should have an ellipse on the
front page with an image of a shock of light.
The Wind has mysteriously caused the death of all people on
earth—except for Zoo. As the last remaining person on earth,
he must deal with this extraordinary situation, and the result is a
series of dreams, shocks, hallucinations, events, explorations and
the final outcome in the light of his changing understanding. “Tender, brutal, authentic, Lotusland captures the romance,
disenchantment, and discoveries of expats living high and low in
Vietnam. Joiner weaves a fine story.”
—Andrew X. Pham, author of Catfish and Mandala and Eaves
of Heaven
Joe Fiorito writes for the Toronto Star and is a winner of
Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Columns. He is the
author of five books, including a best-selling memoir, The Closer
We Are to Dying. His novel, The Song Beneath the Ice, won
the City of Toronto Book Award.
B.W. Powe is widely regarded as one of the original and
unclassifiable authors in Canadian writing. He is the author of
A Climate Charged (1984), The Solitary Outlaw (1987), A
Tremendous Canada of Light (1995), Outage (1995), Light
Onwords, Light Onwards (2003), The Unsaid Passing (2005),
a finalist for the ReLit Prize, and These Shadows Remain.
David Zieroth has written several books in more than one
genre, has won a number of awards and has read in venues across
Canada. He lives in North Vancouver, BC, the setting for much
of his writing. He taught creative writing at Douglas College for
some decades and is now retired.
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ISBN-10: 1-55071-927-0
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Fiction | Short Stories & Essays
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-942-0
ISBN-10: 1-55071-942-4
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March 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-936-9
ISBN-10: 1-55071-936-X
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April 2015
David Joiner was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has
since made his home in nearly 20 different cities across the US,
Japan, and Vietnam. Lotusland is his first published novel. He
has been going to Vietnam for 21 years and has lived there for
more than a decade.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-930-7
ISBN-10: 1-55071-930-0
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March 2015
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Spring 2015 Frontlist
The King of the
Sea Monkeys
Mark E. Cull
Fulvio Caccia
translated by
In the Garden
of I Am
Max L ayton
Nancy Anne Miller
Robert Richard
Life as Trauma: The Re-invention of Self.
Of Accidental Meetings and Fatal Attractions.
Giving Voice to the Shapes of the World.
Childhood, Island Life, and the Dark Shadow of Slavery.
The King of the Sea Monkeys is a novel in two parts. Because
the protagonist suffers from a traumatic brain injury, the first
part is fragmented, finding its way in the larger narrative in
disorderly pieces. The novel is centered on a young high school
teacher: too idealistic at work; too childish at home; living
a fairly normal life, but unable to navigate the waters. This
“normal” life disintegrates when he is involved in an altercation
at a convenience store which ends in a shooting. He survives a
terrible injury but the world of the protagonist is undone. Issues
of traumatic brain injury are examined and the existence of
God comes into question. We find ourselves asking what the
framework of a real life is.
With this psychological thriller, award-winning author Fulvio
Caccia continues a trilogy that began in 2004 with The
Gothic Line. Jonathan and Leila are two strangers who meet
coincidentally in Paris. Soon, their budding romance leads them
to discover that they share more than attraction. A dark episode
took place between them, and will send their reality into a
downward spiral.
Although every poem in this book begins with the same first
three words, each is a world unto itself. The poems range
in subject from the intensely personal to the profoundly
philosophical. Some poems are funny, some deadly serious; some
filled with whimsy, some with horror. Stylistically, some poems
relish the challenge of metered rhyme while others delight in the
loopy unpredictable music of free verse…
With visual imagery that matches the vivid subject matter of
her island home, Nancy Anne Miller writes about a colonial
childhood within the echoes of empire, the shadow of slavery and
the complexity of island life which tourism has glossed over. She
recounts the effect of the ocean on identity, and the vulnerability
of an island almost seven hundred miles at sea. Now residing
in the United States, she compares the two cultures through an
immigrant’s experience and writes back to her home with the
pathos of loss and with the buoyancy of gratitude.
Mark E. Cull left the world of aerospace/defense in 2001
to dedicate his time to literature. He has co-edited three
anthologies of contemporary short fiction, Anyone Is Possible,
Blue Cathedral and The Crucifix is Down, and is the author
of the short fiction collection One Way Donkey Ride.
Novelist, poet, critic and editor, Fulvio Caccia is the author of
four novels and one poetry collection. Caccia lives in Paris after
having resided in Canada for over twenty five years.
Robert Richard is the author of a novel as well as books on
Dante and Sade. His book L’Émotion européenne, won the
Eva-le-Grand prize for best nonfiction of 2005.
A published novelist and short story writer, Max Layton went
legally blind a decade ago and during that difficult period
recorded his first CD of original songs and began the series of
linked poems which would become When the Rapture Comes
(Guernica, 2012). His eyesight restored thanks to the miracle of
modern medicine, Max bounced back with the release of two
more albums of songs.
Nancy Anne Miller is a Bermudian poet. Her poems are
published in many international journals including: Edinburgh
Review, New Welsh Review, International Literary Quarterly, The
Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, The Caribbean Writer, Bim,
tongues of the ocean. She has an MLit in Creative Writing from
the University of Glasgow, and is a MacDowell Colony Fellow.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-990-1
ISBN-10: 1-55071-990-4
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April 2015
FIction | Translation
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-873-7
ISBN-10: 1-55071-873-8
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April 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-954-3
ISBN-10: 1-55071-954-8
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March 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-966-6
ISBN-10: 1-55071-966-1
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March 2015
“A captivating novel of the quest located between the myth of
Orpheus and the return of Dante’s hell.” —Emmanuel Khérad
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Spring 2015 Frontlist
Gil Fagiani
In Your Crib
Austin Clarke
Lynda Monahan
Pondering the
Weight of Being
Giorgio Orelli
translated by
Marco Sonzogni
& Ross Woods
A Commitment to Memory, Healing and Social Justice.
Of Guns and Gangs: An Elder Speaks Out.
Coming to a Place of Acceptance and Peace.
A Distinct and Exacting Voice: From Debut to Endgame.
Using the poetry of the people and the language of the streets,
Gil Fagiani brings to life the world of addiction and treatment—
with the tumultuous 1960s as background. Fagiani tells the
story of Logos, a heroin treatment center in South Bronx—not
as an outsider looking in but as one of the residents seeking a
way to escape his own addiction. Both harsh and hard-hitting,
Fagiani doesn’t hold back in presenting the bitter truths as well
as the glimpses of hope shared not just by addicts but by all
humans in times of crisis. Lessons that have served him well in
Two black men: the poet, an elder and veteran of last century’s
civil rights movement; and a nameless youth, swaggering and
beltless, seduced by guns-and-gangs and expensive cars, and
perpetually targeted by police. They are brothers by the colour
of their skin, neighbours in the same “crib,” yet separated by
a lifetime of experience. Invoking memories of his personal
encounters with leaders like Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael
and Amiri Baraka, the poet berates his heir for dropping the
torch, and regrets his own failure to protect, inspire and speak
out on the young man’s behalf. In the tradition of Bob Marley’s
“Redemption Song,” In Your Crib is a lyrical plea, both
indictment and lamentation, and a powerful account of the
ongoing struggle for racial equality.
Verge begins with a small fox waiting at the river’s edge. She
symbolizes a woman at a turning point in her life. She is on the
verge of some understanding, some thing she is meant to know.
The fox lopes through the manuscript of poems at first looking
back on the ‘cold yesterday’ of childhood, then traveling with her
as she moves through various changes and losses in her life and
the lessons she learns along the way. The river holds the past and,
in the end, the small fox and the woman find their way across,
and come to a place of acceptance and peace.
Critics include Orelli among the so-called post-hermetic
poets, aligning him with one of Italy’s most distinctive literary
schools: the Linea Lombarda. Orelli’s poetry, however, eludes
pigeonholing. The phonosymbolism enveloping his verse,
combined with sharpness of observation, elegance of diction, and
irony of tone, make his poetry distinctive and exacting. Readers,
scholars and translators are enticed and challenged at every word.
This anthology—the first in English—charts Orelli’s poetic
journey from his debut collection in 1944 to the last poems
written shortly before his death. Selected and introduced by
Orelli’s foremost scholar, Pietro De Marchi, and translated and
annotated by two award-winning translators, Marco Sonzogni
and Ross Woods, Pondering the Weight of Being brings to
English-speaking readers a major poet.
Gil Fagiani’s poetry collections include: Rooks,
Grandpa’s Wine, which has been translated into Italian
by Paul D’Agostino, A Blanquito in El Barrio, Chianti in
Connecticut, and Serfs of Psychiatry. A social worker by
profession, Gil worked for 12 years at a Bronx psychiatric
hospital and directed a residential program for recovering drug
addicts and alcoholics in downtown Brooklyn for 21 years.
Culminating with the international success of The Polished
Hoe in 2002, Austin Clarke has published ten novels,
six short story collections, three memoirs, and one poetry
collection. He has won numerous prizes, including the Rogers
Communications Writers’ Development Trust Prize for Fiction,
the Commonwealth Prize, and a Toronto Arts Award for
Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
A resident of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Lynda Monahan
is the author of two collections of poetry, A Slow Dance in the
Flames and What My Body Knows. She facilitates a number
of creative writing workshops and has been writer-in-residence
at St. Peter’s College facilitated retreat and at Balfour Collegiate
in Regina. She is writer-in-residence at the Victoria Hospital in
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Giorgio Orelli (1921–2013) was born and died in the Italianspeaking canton of Switzerland known as Ticino, which provides
the geographical and existential setting to his writing. Regarded
as one of the most important voices in contemporary Italian
poetry, Orelli was also an insightful scholar and inspiring teacher
of Italian literature.
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April 2015
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April 2015
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March 2015
Poetry | Translation
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-993-2
ISBN-10: 1-55071-993-9
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April 2015
“What is immediately striking in reading Gil Fagiani’s poems
is his commitment to relive a world of innermost memories
without ever falling into an easy sentimentality or a mannered
nostalgic longing.” —Angelo Verga
“The people in Monahan’s poems are flame-licked and flamevibrant, touched by fiery words and a passion for language.”
—Canadian Book Review Annual
Backlist Highlights
Backlist Highlights
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
The Beautiful West & The
Beloved of God
Michael Springate
historical situation.
Elena and Mahfouz meet in Montreal
in the spring of 2008. That summer,
however, Mahfouz doesn’t return from
a trip to Cairo, and his father is held
indefinitely for unknown charges. No
longer in contact, Elena and Mahfouz
must come to terms with their
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-858-4
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The Sex Life of the
Barry Healey
A Hunger Artist & Other
Franz K afka, trans. by Thor
Polson; Georg Mordechai L anger,
trans. by Elana & Menachem Wolff
The book? Translations of Franz Kafka and his friend Georg
Mordechai Langer. The challenge? To give equal space and
weight to both A Hunger Artist & Other Stories (translated
from the German by Thor Polson) and Poems and Songs of
Love (translated from the Hebrew by the team of Elana &
Menachem Wolff).
Fiction & Poetry | Translation
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-867-6
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Falsipedies and
Ali Eteraz
Marinetti Dines with the
High Command
Richard Cavell
A work that dramatizes the turbulent life and times of F.T. Marinetti,
founder of Futurism, the first global art
movement. Marinetti’s artistic career
raises enduring questions about art and
politics because of his association with
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-864-5
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Making Olives & Other
Family Secrets
Darlene Madott
Ranging from the Persian Gulf to
the American South, from ancient
Greece to pre-Islamic Arabia, Ali
Eteraz’s stories observe an eccentric
cast of characters longing for freedom.
Sensual and surrealist, the stories in
Falsipedies and Fibsiennes unsettle
and surprise, but in a tender way.
Making Olives and Other Family
Secrets is a republication of the
award-winning 2008 edition, with
five additional stories. Just as with a
Ripasso wine, re-passing Valpolicella
over the skins of Amarone grapes too
delicious to discard, Madott’s literary
revisitation of the original, amplified with five new “secrets,” has
created a second and more mature fermentation.
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ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-882-9
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Somewhere in the West Bank, an
Israeli patrol is assaulted by a Palestinian commando unit. One Israeli
soldier is killed and another is kidnapped. Wounded, in a state of shock,
the hostage loses hold of reality and
forgets everything, even his own name.
Eventually he is rescued, taken in by two Palestinian women and
his wounds heal.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-888-1
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Holy Fools + 2 Stories
Marianne Ackerman
A man on the verge of suicide answers
the doorbell and is arrested for a crime
he did not commit. His luck changes
when he meets Tolstoy, a Lord and
author of long books who is doing time
for crimes against shareholders. A dark
comedy about the game of life.
ISBN-13: 978-1-77183-002-7
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Essays, Interviews,
Reflections on the Works of
Sky Gilbert
Compulsive Acts explores the films,
plays, and personality of prolific
playwright, novelist, film maker, and
poet Sky Gilbert through the eyes of
the people who have observed his work
closely over the past two decades.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-720-4
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Conspicuous Accents
Licia Canton, ed.
Conspicuous Accents features 42 literary
gems that are conspicuous by their power
to move the reader. Some are serious,
others are romantic, others still are grim;
some are introspective, others comical,
and some combine different elements that
defy categorization.
ISBN-13: 978-1-92806-501-2
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Compulsive Acts
David Bateman,
Adam is a 14-year-old boy with
Asperger Syndrome trying to
understand the Syrian conflict and
its effect on his life, so he paints
his feelings. Yasmine, his beautiful
older sister, devotes herself to Adam,
sacrificing her true happiness as she
tries to protect the ones she loves.
ISBN-13: 978-1-90899-830-9
Fall 2014 | hardcover
This is a novel about passions—a
passion for movies, a passion for sex,
and a passion for one’s country. Sarah
Fielding wants to turn the great Canadian novel into a ‘quality’ movie but
everyone else (the sex-mad producer,
the psycho Hollywood star and the
avaricious distributor) has their own idea of what it should be.
Hubert Haddad
translated by Pierre L’Abbé
The Boy from Aleppo
Who Painted the War
Sumia Sukkar
I Found It at the Movies
Ruth Roach Pierson, ed.
Although poetry is one of the oldest art
forms and cinema one of the youngest,
a symbiosis exists between the two—
in interchange of metaphor, rhythm,
point-of-view. No surprise, then, that
so many poets write about film and the
magnitude of its effect on modern life.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-897-3
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Backlist Highlights
Backlist Highlights
After Words
Stan Rogal
The Other Lives
Peter Carravetta
The Fissures of Our
Edward Nixon
Beyond the Flames
Louise Dupré
Offering a tip of the hat to people
whose lives and/or works have
influenced the author. Each piece is
forwarded by a short background story
as well as an epigram.
In tracking these moments in the
homelands of the person and the personal, the poetic, the public, and the
political, Peter Carravetta offers us the
face of the poet, his own, in a classical
The Fissures of Our Throats flirts
with the desire to recall and translate
the past into some new, possible
story. The poems resist and embrace
lyric, but welcome a seeing into and
A woman, following a visit to Auschwitz,
meditates on the possibility—or
impossibility—of continuing to live.
Louise Dupré makes this horror present
again, while at the same time emphasizing
the need to go beyond it.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-861-4
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Paper Wings
Rosemary Clewes
Breathing Underwater
Pablo Valdivia
Translated by Ross Woods
Dark Menagerie
Élise Turcotte
translated by Andrea Moorhead
Elsewhere on Earth
Emmanuel Merle
Translated by Peter Brown
A collection of poems in five parts,
seen through the lens of history,
geography, familial loss and celebration. Whether travelling by icebreaker,
kayak or on foot, these poems incline
to the marvellous and metaphysical.
Breathing Underwater is a collection
tinged with aching nostalgia—an
emotion intensified by the often sterile
images inspired by the Swedish and
English backdrops in many of its
The poems in Dark Menagerie want
to encompass a radical
experience of loneliness. These are
visions, fragments searching for some
sort of epiphany in a disappearing
Chronicling French poet Emmanuel Merle’s
three-week road trip through the American
West in a rented blue Chevy. What he finds
is the wilderness at the heart of his own
broken traditions. It is a frenetic, musical
poetry made of desire, fear, and speed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-831-7
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ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-906-2
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Amelia Rosselli
Tigers and the CEO
Cristina Perissinotto
Burning the Furniture
Paul Nelson
The Irrelevant Man
Antonio D’Alfonso
Amelia Rosselli’s Impromptu is an
intense meditation on the possibility of
representing reality, in which the poet’s
political commitment and her struggle
with personal and collective trauma
turn into pure linguistic musicality.
Tigers and the CEO describes the
epic encounter between two characters
representing, respectively, the realm of
emotions and the logic of business. The
author portrays a series of instants in which
the two worldviews face one another.
The final—and title—poem of Paul
Nelson’s exhilarating new book gives
us a stark image of our likely future,
living collectively in an old house that
has been badly neglected, burning our
own furniture to keep warm.
The poet as ethnologist, searching for
the echoes of an ancient consciousness.
The events here revealed are stories,
traits, attacks, blows, screams. What he
would not do to lift himself from the
tiles in the mansions of poetry.
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Janet Fraser
The Politics of Being
K ayla Altman
The Absolute Is a Round
by José Acquelin
translated by Hugh Hazelton
Thérèse for Joy and
Hélène Monette
Translated by Jo-Anne Elder
In Shiftless Janet Fraser fearlessly
explores the essence of her own life,
some of her ancestors’ lives, and the
lives of other ordinary people who have
often faced extraordinary challenges.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-822-5
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Take a bit of grim, a pinch of wit, and a heap
of whimsy, and The Politics of Being Ugly
will burst forth from whatever cauldron
you are making this bizarre brew in. This
collection of modern fables will take you
from a bellybutton rebellion to romance on
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-828-7
Spring 2014 | trade paperback | $15.00 A metaphysical meditation, a verbal
mural painting, a restless search for a
way to speak the unspeakable, know the
unknowable, attain the unattainable.
It travels through Middle Eastern
sensuality and mysticism.
The poet transforms the sister she lost
to illness into a happy spirit floating
over people and places. This elegy …
is astonishing in its ability to touch the
reader. A magnificent ode in a voice that
is generous and powerful.
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-999-4
Fall 2014 | trade paperback | $20.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-55071-999-4
Fall 2014 | trade paperback | $20.00