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Congratulations to Sally Ito who along with Bukola (Bookie) Adekanye shared the Writer of Colour Award at the 2023 Word Awards announced September 16th 2023. Sally’s poetry collection, Heart's Hydrography also won in the specialty books category! For more about the Word Awards please visit their website here.

About Heart's Hydrography

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Everyday perceptions made radiant.

In her fourth book of poetry, Sally Ito traverses the complex channels and tributaries of a heart mapped by the ineffable pull of family and faith. In Ito’s careful hands, this same heart becomes ocean and cathedral, a hallowed space in which poetic organ-song crystalizes into poems resonant with hope, love, doubt, and longing. Heart's Hydrography charts the vital ebb and flow between the personal and the divine.


Winter landscapes, water landscapes, the landscapes of family love and frustration, and of the soul’s seasons - all these are mapped by Sally Ito with deep compassion and richly tactile images. Everyday perceptions made radiant.

—Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

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MAY 15, 2023

Turnstone Press is delighted to congratulate Di Brandt and Sarah Ens for their nominations at this year's Manitoba Book Awards.

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Turnstone Press is pleased to share the news that the Manitoba Arts Council has named poet Di Brandt the winner of the 2023 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction.

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Turnstone Press congratulates Joanne Leow for her recent nomination for a Saskatchewan Book Award!

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JANUARY 03, 2023

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the upcoming Fall 2023 release of Patti Grayson's newest novel, The Twistical Nature of Spoons.

OCTOBER 31, 2022

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the acquisition and development of Don Miasek’s debut science fiction novel, an epic tour de force sure to please sci-fi fans. With the working title, Pale Gray Dot, it is scheduled to be released under Turnstone’s Ravenstone Imprint.

OCTOBER 13, 2022

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce that World Italian Language Rights of H&A Christensen’s novel Stealing John Hancock have been placed with Italian-based publisher Les Flâneurs Edizioni.

OCTOBER 03, 2022

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the upcoming spring 2023 release of Alice Majory's newest collection of poetry, Knife on Snow.

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JUNE 21, 2022

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the upcoming fall 2022 release of Sally Ito’s newest collection of poetry, Heart's Hydrography.

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