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Coming to Canada: Poems.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Carleton University Press.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26083

ISBN: 0886291879

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxiii - 91 pp. Published simutaneously as the hard cover. Edited and with an introduction by Christopher Levenson. Signed by the author on the title page. From the back cover: "Nearly sixty poems never published in book form, including the key Coming to Canada sequence, are suplemented with a generous selection from the first two books (Others, 1972 and Intersect, 1974). The pinkish covers are faded or sunned along the spine or gutter margins.; Signed by Author View more info

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Distances.

By: Skelton, Robin. (edited by Joe Rosenblatt).

Price: $8.10

Publisher: Erin, Ontario., Porcupine's Quill.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30346

ISBN: 0889840776

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 12.5 cm.; 77 - (3) pp. A collection of 51 poems by Robin Skelton and edited for this edition by Joe Rosenblatt. Printed on a cream coloured laid paper typical of the excellent work done by this publisher. The cover edges have a whisper of shelf wear, else fine. View more info

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Stoning the Moon

By: Smart, Carolyn

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Oberon Press.: 1986

Seller ID: 21372

ISBN: 0887506585

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 63 pp. A number of these poems had previously appeared in various periodicals and anthologies. This is their first appearance in this form and Carolyn's third book. Cover art by Noreen Mallory. The covers show a whisper of shelf wear, otherwise fine. View more info

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Hooked: Seven Poems.

By: Smart, Carolyn.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: London, Ontario., Brick Books.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29404

ISBN: 1894078691

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 120 pp. Seven poems about seven famous or infamous women; Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles and Elizabeth Smart. The text is printed on an off-white laid paper. One small dog-eared crease on the bottom fore corner of the back cover. Signed, inscribed, and dated (May 9, 2010) by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Aortic Caprice.

By: Sobat, Gail Sidonie.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta., River Books / The Book Collective.: 2004

Seller ID: 29428

ISBN: 1895836972

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (4) - 79 - (5) pp. The author's first published book of poetry and her second book. French-folded flaps on the fore edges of the covers. Remainder mark on the tail edge of the text block, else fine. View more info

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Hanging In.

By: Souster, Raymond.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Oberon Press: 1979

Seller ID: 16431

ISBN: 0887503063

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 141 pp. A collection of poems. Card stock covers have light wear, former owner's name on first blank page; binding tight, text pages clean. View more info

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A Local Pride.

By: Souster, Raymond.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Contact Press: 1962

Seller ID: 16432

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 131 pp. A collection of poems by Canadian poet, Souster. Book was nicely printed by Poets' and Painters' Press in London. Minor soiling, edgewear on card stock covers, former owner's name on half-title page. Dust jacket lightly soiled with some edgewear and a tape repaired closed tear. View more info

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After the Ascension.

By: Stadelman, Sara Lee.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palmer Rapids, Ontario., Moving Word Centre: 1976

Seller ID: 16425

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 75 pp. First edition. A book of poetry reflecting her Catholic faith by dancer, actress, playwright, and free spirit Sara Lee Stadelman. Light soiling on covers. View more info

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Journal of Canadian Poetry, The Poetry Review, Volume 5

By: Staines, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Borealis Press.: 1990

Seller ID: 25335

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 149 pp. For the Year 1988. This volume dedicated to the memory of Bronwen Wallace, 1945-1989. Besides the collection of book reviews, there is a short article on Wallace by Carolyn Smart entitled "Place at the Table". Spine sunned; a clean, sturdy copy. View more info

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That Night We Were Ravenous.

By: Steffler, John.

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29917

ISBN: 0771082355

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 13.5 cm.; (10) - 118 pp. First edition as per the copyright page. A collection of 69 poems with some of the poems having previously appeared in various literary journals. Very minor shelf wear to the cover edges, else fine. View more info

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When Earth Leaps Up.

By: Szumigalski, Anne.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ontario., Brick Books.: 2006

Seller ID: 26522

ISBN: 1894078527

Condition: Fine


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 85 pp. First published in 2006, this is the second printing from September of that same year and is printed on a laid paper. Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999) was an award winning (Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1995) prairie poet from Saskatchewan and this posthumous collection has been assembled by 2 of her friends and colleagues, Mark Abley who acted as editor and has contributed an afterword and Hilary Clark who has written the preface. One page author biography at the back also. View more info

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Instar: Poems and Stories.

By: Szumigalski, Anne.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Red Deer, Alberta., rdc press.: 1986

Seller ID: 26583

ISBN: 0889950245

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 64 pp. First published in 1985, this is the second printing from the following year. Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999) was an award winning (Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1995) prairie poet from Saskatchewan. One page author biography at the back. Illustrated with 3 full page black and white reproductions (woodcuts?). View more info

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Rapture of the Deep.

By: Szumigalski, Anne.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan., Coteau Books.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26598

ISBN: 1550500228

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (8) - 68 - (4) pp. Illustrated with 4 full colour plates and the cover illustration painted by G. N. Louise Jonasson. A collection of 37 prose poems. View more info

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Signs of a Horrible Feast: Poems Written Without Conquest.

By: Talacko, Mark and Timothy Davids.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Community Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13487

ISBN: 189649627X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 64 pp. A collection of 17 poems by Timothy Davids, 19 by Mark Talacko and 1 jointly authored. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. The covers show some very minor edge wear. View more info

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Canadian Folklore. Book 2. (Folk Lore).

By: The Pied Piper. (Frederick John Scott).

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Cloyne, Ontario., Privately published: 1967

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15562

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 51 pp. Yellow paper covers in a saddle stapled binding with black lettering and drawings on front. A collection of 22 poems by a rural Ontarian from Cloyne in Eastern Ontario. Signed by the author on the last numbered page. Very slight wear and soiling to the covers.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Pangs of Sunday.

By: Thesen, Sharon.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27720

ISBN: 0771085524

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 134 pp. Thesen has been called one of the finest poet / lyricists of Canada. This is a complimentary review copy from the publisher with a stamp to that effect on first page. An eclectic collection of poems some previously published with this being Thesen's fifth published collection. The collections are called: Artemis Hates Romance, Holding the Pose, Confabulations - Poems for Malcolm Lowry, The Begining of the Long Dash, The Pangs of Sunday - New Poems. An unused book. View more info

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The Fiddlehead: Number 86, August, September, October 1970.

By: Thompson, Kent.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 1970

Seller ID: 14045

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 180 pp. A literature review (primarily poetry) published by the English Department at the University of New Brunswick since 1945. This issue features 117 poems by 45 different poets (David Helwig, Eddie Clinton, Joseph Sherman among others) and two short stories: "The Trip Home" by Alice K. Bliss and "Pigeon Moon " by Thomas Tolnay. Previous owner's name inked on front cover and first page plus two lines underlined in ink on page 2 of the introduction. Drawings by Richard Latta. View more info

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The Fiddlehead: Number 82, November, December, 1969.

By: Thompson, Kent.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 1969

Seller ID: 14047

Condition: Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 78 pp. A literature review (primarily poetry) published by the English Department at the University of New Brunswick since 1945. This issue features poems, articles and stories by Len Gasparini, Terry Crawford, Barry Butson, Sheila Streit, Peter Pacey, Elizabeth Brewster, Jack Crawford, Bill Howell, John Metcalf, John Bean, Raymond Fraser, Warren Slesinger, Susan Musgrave, Will Stubbs, David Steingass, Anne marriott, George Bowering. Previous owner's name inked on front cover. Drawings by Ken Pittman. The spine and adjacent parts of the covers (approx 2 cm) are stained. View more info

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The Fiddlehead: Number 83, January, February 1970.

By: Thompson, Kent.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 1970

Seller ID: 14050

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 88 pp. A literature review (primarily poetry) published by the English Department at the University of New Brunswick since 1945. This issue features poems by 15 different poets four short stories: "Consomme and Coca Cola" by Al Pittman, "The Cossack" by W. D. Valgardson, "A Sure Footed Dream" by Eric Gary Bond, and "Paying the Piper" by Donn Kushner. Drawings by William Kimber and Bruno Bobak. Previous owner's name on the first page. The spine is stained as are the adjacent areas (approx 2 - 3 cm) of the front and back covers. View more info

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The Fiddlehead: Number 72, Summer 1967.

By: Thompson, Kent.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick: 1970

Seller ID: 14064

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 91 pp. A literature review (primarily poetry) published by the English Department at the University of New Brunswick since 1945. This issue features poems by 15 different poets and two short stories: "Looking for Ebbe" by George Bowering and "A Box of Candy" by James Hearst. Previous owner's name on the back cover. The front cover has two scuff marks (made by a cup?). Some minor marginalia in the review section and on the contents page. View more info