Brick Book Club 2006


Ink Monkey by Diana Hartog

4th poetry collection.  Whether Diana Hartog is writing about jellyfish, the desert, awkward silences that end a relationship, struggles of creativity, or Japanese prints, her poems are astute and beautiful.

Jaguar Rain: the Margaret Mee Poems by Jan Conn

6th poetry book.  Written in the voice of Margaret Mee (naturalist, explorer, and painter of flowers in the Amazon between 1956 and 1988), the poems are infused with wonder at a discovered new world of extraordinary richness.

Ghost Country by Steve Noyes

3rd book.  Set in contemporary China, these poems spring from the intense anguished observations of the lover of a culture who is also, inescapably, the outsider.

Anatomy of Keys by Steven Price

1st book. A tour de force, a book-length poem, embracing a wide variety of poetic and prose forms, to tell the story of Harry Houdini.

When Earth Leaps Up by Anne Szumigalski

A posthumous collection by “ … one of Canada’s major poets. The audacity – the courage – of her imagination teaches us, gives us our better selves.”    — Tim Lilburn

Kingdom, Phylum by Adam Dickinson

2nd book. Ecologically aware poems, hardwired to the intellect and the heart in equal measure.

I, Nadja, and Other Poems by Susan Elmslie

1st book. Delving into the life and mental illness of the real person behind André Breton’s surrealist romance, Nadja.

Books Published in 2006