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Signs Against an Empty Sky.

By: Hume, Stephen.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ontario., Quadrant Editions: 1980

Seller ID: 16505

ISBN: 0864950004

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 77 pp. Printed and bound by The Porcupine's Quill. First book by Hume. Minor edgewear, former owner's name on verso of front cover. View more info

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Anthem

By: Humphreys, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Ontario, Canada, Brick Books.: 1999

Seller ID: 20175

ISBN: 1894078020

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 14 cm.; 77 pp. Humphrey's fourth collection of poetry. A corner crease on the front cover, otherwise, a clean, tight volume. View more info

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Nail Polish.

By: Irving, Layton.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16163

ISBN: 0771048548

Condition: Good


8vo - 22.5 x 14 cm.; 86 - (2) - pp. A collection of 62 new poems with illustrated cover - a bust of Layton by Esther Wertheimer. The covers are scuffed with moderate edge wear while the interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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Seven Polish Canadian Poets. An Anthology.

By: Iwaniuk, Waclaw and Florian Smieja. (editors).

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Polish Canadian Publishing Fund.: 1984

Seller ID: 30779

Condition: Good


8v - 22 x 15 cm.; 223 pp. The text is bilingual, Polish on the left hand pages (verso) and the English translation on the right hand page (recto). The eight page foreword by Zbiginiew Folejewski and the one page short biography facing a black and white photograph of each poet are all in Engish only. The seven poets are Zofia Bohdanowiczowa, Waclaw Iwaniuk, Florian Smieja, Danuta Bienkowska, Janusz Ihnatowicz, Bogdan Czaykowski and Andrzej Busza. Vertical crease on the front cover and the top fore corner of the back cover is creased. Otherwise the book is clean with a sound binding. View more info

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A Late Lunch: Poetry by Tannis Johnson.

By: Johnson, Tannis.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia., Birdcage Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9402

ISBN: 0968475302

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 63 pp. Printed with the text on recto (right hand) only, the versos (left hand) are blank. Copy number 165 of 500 printed. Stated first though copyright is 1997. A cycle of three poetic thematic musings: "An Optical Feast", "A Visual Dinner", and "A Sightly Supper". Dedicated partially to Flora Fawna. Inked "C" on half title page. Cover edges show very minor shelf wear. View more info

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Patternicity. (poems).

By: Johnstone, Jim.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Gibsons, British Columbia., Nightwood Editions.: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32061

ISBN: 088971245X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 79 pp. This is the author's second published book of poems. A collection of 40 poems, many of which have been previously published in various literary journals. Very minor wear to the fore edge corners of the front cover, else fine. Signed and dated with an inscription (remembering the Black Swan Tavern) by the author, "Jim", on the first (half-title) page and again on the title page as "JJ".; Signed by Author View more info

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Tom Thomson in Purgatory.

By: Jollimore, Troy.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Holstein, Ontario., Exile Editions.: 2007

Seller ID: 29414

ISBN: 1550960970

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 16.5 cm.; (8) - 100 pp. First published in 2006 by Margie of the US, this is the first Canadian edition. Illustrated with 3 full colour reproductions of Thomson's paintings. One page introduction by Billy Collins. Minor wear to the fore corners of the front cover, else very clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Flux.

By: Jones, Elizabeth.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Borealis Press.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29929

ISBN: 0919594697

Condition: Good


12mo - 19 x 14 cm.; xi - 99 pp. First edition as per the copyright page. Eighty poems in this collection by a South African emigré now residing in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. Minor wear and light soiling to the covers along with 2 minor bumps to the fore edge corners on the front that has given rise to small dog-eared creases on several pages. otherwise very clean with a tight binding. View more info

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Speaking in Tongues.

By: Jones, Peter.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Bancroft, Ontario., Danu Press.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30614

ISBN: 0969877234

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 77 pp. A collection of 36 poems beginning with an introduction by the author on the meaning and purpose of poetry. Fourteen pages of end notes and a 1 page bibliography. Red remainder mark on the text block head edge, else near fine with a whisper of edge wear to the edges of the covers. View more info

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Jasmine from the Balcony.

By: Keefer, Janice Kulyk.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Holstein, Ontario., Exile Editions.: 2006

Seller ID: 24032

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; [12] - 42 - [2] pp. "A special limited edition of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author". This is copy #22. Also signed by the illustrator on the dedication page. This book was produced for Keefer's readings at the Eden Mills Festival and the Ottawa International Writers Festival, both of 2006. The cover edges show very slight edge wear. View more info

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Charles G. D. Roberts.

By: Keith, W. J.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Copp Clark Publishing.: 1969

Seller ID: 30849

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 11.5 cm.; vii - 136 pp. Studies in Canadian Literature series. Footnotes, bibliography. A study of the great Canadian poet and writer of animal stories, Charles Roberts. Minor soiling on card stock covers; a clean, tight copy. View more info

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Dragons and Me.

By: Kensett, Robert C.

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia., Self-Published.: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12764

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 66 pp. Kensett's first book of poetry, reflections on his love for his wife, thoughts on the grandeurs of nature and some whimsy. Illustrated with small vignettes done in a light gray randomly placed on the pages. Signed and inscribed by the author "Bob" on the second page. The cover edges show very light wear.; Signed by Author View more info

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Lyrics and Sonnets.

By: Kirkwood, Kenneth P(orter).

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan., Privately published.: 1934

Seller ID: 32081

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 165 pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped border rules on the front and back boards. Kirkwood spent some time working in Japan as a Canadian diplomat and this is one of his several books of poetry inspired by his overseas postings. Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste down end paper. Mild shelf wear to the board edges and like surface foxing on the fore and tail text block edges. Otherwise very clean with a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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Collected Thoughts.

By: Koepke, Gertrude.

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Canada., Privately published.:

Seller ID: 26222

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 13 cm.; 36 pp. Off-white wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. A collection of 30 poems by Gerturde dedicated to her family and friends. Signed by the author on the dedication page. Minor soiling and edge wear to the covers, else fine. View more info

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Canadian Writers and Their Works: Poetry Series, Volume Three, (III), (3).

By: Lecker, Robert with Jack David and Ellen Quigley. (editors).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., ECW Press: 1987

Seller ID: 17448

ISBN: 0920763197

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [8] - 188 - [12] pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Introduction by George Woodcock. Each of the four poets covered in this volume are given an extensive biographical / critical essay along with notes and a bibliography. Contents: 1 - "Raymong Knister and His Works" by Joy Kuropatwa, 2 - "Dorothy Livesay and Her Works" by Paul Denham, 3 - "E. J. Pratt and His Works" by Peter Buitenhuis, 4 - "W. W. E. Ross and His Works" by Don Precosky. A 12 page general index is at the back. The externals show a hint o... View more info

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When Shaving Seems Like Suicide

By: Lee, John B.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Goose Lane.: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21977

ISBN: 0864921381

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 95 pp. Some light soiling and general shelf wear on cover, inscribed by author on half-title page. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Quand les hommes vivront d'amour.

By: Levesque, Raymond.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bougainville, Quebec., Editions de l'Arc.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21756

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 16 cm.; 136 - [8] pp. The pages are unopened on the fore and head edges. One of the "Collection de l'Escarfel". The text is in French. The book shows mild shelf wear to the externals and the back cover is soiled on the surface. View more info

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I Am a Rose.

By: Levitt, Stacey.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately published.: 1999

Seller ID: 28662

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 89 - (15) pp. Full colour photographic wraps with french folds on the fore edges. First published in 1996, this is the fifth private printing with the layout, typesetting and printing done by the Porcupine's Quill of Erin, Ontario which means that the production values are very high indeed with the paper being a Zephyr Antique Laid stock. Worthy of the poems within indeed. Loosely laid in is a printed form letter (unsigned) from Ned & Cheryl Levitt (Stacey's parents). One small bump on the bottom front fore corner, otherwise fine. View more info

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Bloom - poems.

By: Lista, Michael.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., House of Anansi Press.: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28581

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (12) - 76 - (8) pp. A poetic retelling of an accident that happened in the last days of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos in New Mexico. The cover edges have some very slight wear, otherwise the book is as-new. View more info

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Collected Poems: The Two Seasons.

By: Livesay, Dorothy.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson.: 1972

Seller ID: 29543

ISBN: 0070774323

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xvi - 368 pp. From the back cover: "Drawn from her eleven previously published volumes and a large body of unpublished work selected by the author, this collection represents the largest, most definitive and most complete source of Miss Livesay's work ever printed. The poems, spanning almost fifty years, create a rare psychic autobiography." Minor wear to the cover edges, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info