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His hand on you / Asleep and darkness / Where no moon tonight / Breathe him in

DALE SMITH’s SONS renders masculine love as it is observed and passed between sons and father, father and sons.


ISBN 978 0 9959300 4 9

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DALE SMITH is a poet, critic, and scholar of poetry and rhetorical theory on the faculty of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the editor with Robert J. Bertholf of An Open Map: The Robert Duncan / Charles Olson Correspondence and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson. A critical study of poetry and public culture, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, was published in 2012. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Best American Poetry 2002, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Walrus, and elsewhere. A recent book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America, was published by Cuneiform in 2014; other poetry includes American Rambler (2000); The Flood & the Garden (2002); Black Stone (2007); and Susquehanna (2008). His reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Brick. Born in Dallas, Texas, Smith has resided in Ontario since 2011 with the poet Hoa Nguyen and their children, Keaton and Waylon.


OR How do you strike / if you have to strike / a loved one?

In Call Out, DAVID BRADFORD grapples with call-out culture as he turns a necessary call on one of his own, exploring the complications inherent in the nuance at play where the target is a friend, loved, known. Bradford’s long poem takes the shape of slow, fugal false starts set on 18 cards, and invites the reader to reorder, omit and emphasize its parts as they construct a different poem. In doing so, the cardholder is coerced into shifting the tone and ethics of the poem as they rebuild it—interrogating the biases of their Call Out as they take shape.


ISBN 978 0 9959300 1 8

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DAVID BRADFORD is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph and the author of Nell Zink Is Damn Free (Blank Cheque Press, 2017). He leads the Slo-Po group reading series and his work has appeared in Lemon Hound, Prairie Fire, Vallum, Faded Out, Lune Noire, and Toronto Lit Up’s The Unpublished City. He splits his time between Toronto and Montreal.


I’m not known for my discretion.

ELIANNA LEV’S Sex Made Me chronicles “how sex influenced my entire being, ” says Lev, adding,  ” From exploring the ways sexual corruption shaped me after being molested before my neural pathways were fully developed to detailing the time a team of medical practitioners of varying degrees of social graces huddled around my butthole to clumsily perform a confining STI-relayed anal probe … it’s all in there.”


ISBN 978 0 9959300 2 5

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ELIANNA LEV is a writer who splits her time between Vancouver and Toronto. When people ask her what kind of writing she does, her answer is, “anything that pays.” This is her first book of poetry.

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Somewhere in their grief, a prayer.

 JONATHAN GARFINKEL  Bociany (Storks)  

ISBN 978 0 9959300 3 2


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JONATHAN GARFINKEL’s multi-genre writing has been translated into twelve languages, and his plays have been produced throughout Canada, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. He is the author of the book of poems Glass Psalms (Turnstone Press) and has written numerous plays including The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret and the Governor-General shortlisted House of Many Tongues. His memoir Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide was published in five countries to critical acclaim (Penguin Canada and Norton and Norton US). Jonathan is also an award-winning non-fiction writer; his journalism has appeared in places like The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Eighteen Bridges, Tablet and PEN International. In 2015 he was commissioned to adapt Rawi Hage’s Cockroach for the stage, which premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2016. Currently it is in development with Soulpepper. Named by the Toronto Star as “one to watch”, he teaches playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.



Where was she?

JEFF KIRBY She’s Having a Doris Day

ISBN 978 0 9959300 0 1
Cover: Drew Shannon

Each day she wakens / wonders what day is / this? what, if anything, she / has to do, or even if / she has to

In She’s Having a Doris Day, we find ourselves lost in pinkness, genderqueerness, whiteness, madness, sadness, gladness, and the beauty that keeps us here. From an entire morning finding her coffee, waking to the news of today’s massacre, to still having to deal with men. This is classic Kirby.



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JEFF KIRBY’s earlier chapbooks include Simple Enough, Cock & Soul, Bob’s boy, and The world is fucked and sometimes beautiful. His work appears in numerous anthologies beginning with the letter Q, and most recently online at Matrix Magazine and bandcamp/jeffkirby. Kirby is the owner/publisher of knife | fork | book.

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