A chapbook by Todd Bruce
Lyric poet Patrick Friesen’s collection of new and selected poems shares stand-out moments of his life—from leaving the Mennonite Community to late-night trysts in Copenhagen in search of the perfect tattoo.
Some unfortunate news ignites the fire that begins this heroic journey told beautifully in verse. It is an ode to loss, but more so a celebration of life. Breathing November is Tanis MacDonald’s ode to the friends she loses to the HIV virus. After a close friend tests positive with the disease, MacDonald joins him on the journey of the last seven years of his life, documenting the memories in this beautiful chapbook that is endearing and tender.
In this collection of poems, Heather MacLeod maps out the intertwining threads of one woman's history, following bloodlines, trap lines and ancestral migrations from Ireland, Scotland, and Russia to the British Columbia interior and back again. What she discovers is that the mystery of one's own composition is as puzzling and far-reaching as the mystery of life itself.
Anecdote, fragment, diary and sound poetry come together to create the story of Jay, an orphan whose parents are killed in a house fire. Catch as Catch is the scrapbook that documents his solitary passage through life.
Circuitry of Veins explores the relationships between women and their bodies, their families and society. Sylvia Legris captures, like a photographer, the art of poetry, the essence of language and the emotive powers of words set side by side in ink.
Marvin Francis's long poem, city treaty, is nasty, rude, sneaky, cranky, smart, truthful and intelligent. Everything a good poem is supposed to be.
- Thomas King, author of Green Grass, Running Water.
Ted Dyck’s Cutthroats & Other Poems pulses with the energy, the anticipation, and the elation that every fisherman knows. Each line and verse binds life and death, man and nature together, reminding us of a terrible beauty that includes us.
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Culture Heritage, Tourism and Sport.