This poetry bundle includes:
Hsin by Nanci Lee
Winner 2023 J. M. Abraham Atlantic Poetry Award
Born to a Syrian father and a Chinese mother, who gave her up for adoption, Lee explores her origins in a compendium of poem fragments where form embraces the process of its unfolding. These are Koan-like poems, resonant with tones at turns ageless and contemporary; Hsin holds silence in ways that both claim and keep at bay.
Bear Bones & Feathers by Louise B. Halfe — Sky Dancer
Longlisted 2023 First Nations Community READS Award
In this new edition of her powerful debut, Plains Cree writer and National Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer reckons with personal history within cultural genocide
Concrete and Wild Carrot by Margaret Avison
Winner 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize
Winner 2003 CAA Jack Chalmers Poetry Award
In Margaret Avison’s new poems, little pleasures are bound up with larger ones. Her slightest subjects — beloved Toronto parks with their population of oaks, firs, squirrels, dogs, kids, even ants, and the minutest sighs of her contemporary urban soundscape — all have their being within an immense composition that calls and hauls us to a largeness, a category-breaking “always unthinkable” beyond.