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Allophanes. First Edition

By: BOWERING, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coach House Press, Toronto, 1976,:

Seller ID: 101845


BOWERING, George. Allophanes. Toronto : The Coach House Press, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (56). Unpaginted. Tall 8vo, printed blue paper wrappers, French flaps, dark blue lettering to front & spine, triangular porthole cut to front cover. George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). "This poem was written from September to December in1974, & from all appearances seems to bridge a gap between the politics of 'At War with the U.S.' & the cultural narrative of 'A Short Sad Book'. It began with a sentence heard in the author's head: The snowball appears i... View more info

Flying deeper into the century. First Edition, Signed

By: Di CICCO, Pier Giorgio

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0771027133:

Seller ID: 93924


DI CICCO, Pier Giorgio. Flying deeper into the century. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1982). Pp (10),11-96. 8vo, illustrated red card covers. Spadoni & Donnelly 3329. “In Flying Deeper Into the Century, Pier Giorgio DiCicco's poetry takes a surprising new turn as it engages with the realitie s of our communal and public lives The poems race, rail, lament, and kick up their heels, tracing the progress of the children of the sixties, their failed idealism, and their formation into the"Silent Majority." Di Cicco is charting a moral failure in the times; he links the painful comed... View more info

Four Minutes to Midnight. Issue Eight.

By: Four Minutes to Midnight

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 23:56, Montreal, 2006,: 2006

Seller ID: 95617


(Four Minutes to Midnight). Four Minutes to Midnight. Issue Eight. [Montreal] : 23:56, (December 2006). Pp (8),9-143,(1). Illustrated throughout. 12mo, art-illustrated cardcovers, with black & white lettering to red spine. “Four Minutes to Midnight is a visceral reaction to the encounters between: typography and language, language and culture, culture and politics, politics and fear, fear and love, love and sex, sex and death. Between death and memory, memory and the printed page. In the wake of our sadness, joy, anger and hope. This issue is dedicated to the birds…... View more info

Changes of State. First Edition, Signed.

By: GEDDES, Gary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coteau Books, 1986,:

Seller ID: 34528


GEDDES, Gary. Changes of State. (Moose Jaw, Sask.): Coteau Books, (1986). Pp 67. 8vo, ill. card covers. Slightly rubbed, else vg. Presentation copy signed by author. 20.00 View more info

Changes of State. First Edition, Signed.

By: GEDDES, Gary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Coteau Books, 1986,:

Seller ID: 56894


GEDDES, Gary. Changes of State. (Moose Jaw, Sask.): Coteau Books, (1986). Pp 67. 8vo, ill. card covers. Vg-fine. Signed. 25.00 View more info

English Poetry in Quebec : Proceedings of the Foster Poetry Conference, October 12-14, 1963

By: GLASSCO, John, (ed.) LAYTON, Irving DUDEK, Louis COHEN, Leonard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: McGill University Press, Montreal , 1965,:

Seller ID: 27842


GLASSCO, John, (ed.). English Poetry in Quebec : Proceedings of the Foster Poetry Conference, October 12-14, 1963. Montreal : McGill University Press,1965. "1000 copies printed by l'Imprimerie Judicaire Enrg., Montreal". Pp (4),5-136,(8). 8vo, white cardcovers. Articles: A.J.M. Smith's "The Poet and the Nuclear Crisis"; Irving Layton's "The Creative Process"; F.R. Scott's"The Poet in Quebec Today"; Milton Wilson's "The Reviewer of Poetry"; Loui s Dudek's "The Little Magazine"; and George Whalley's "Revolution and Poetry". With a selection... View more info

Excerpts from the Real World. First Edition, paperback.

By: KROETSCH, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oolichan Books, Lantzville, BC, 1986, ISBN:0889820597:

Seller ID: 105636


KROETSCH, Robert. Excerpts from the Real World. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan Books, 1986. First Printing. Pp. (10),11-79,(1). Maroon endpapers. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. "Although he lived for many years in the United States, Kroetsch's roots remained clearly Canadian. [...] As 'Excerpts From The Real World'demonstrates, Kroetsch crosses geographical boundaries and challenges aest hetic limitations in art. In this often bizarre, surreal prose/poem, he couples his marvellous language sensitivity with wit and irony. While the ... View more info

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The Cave. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: NEWLOVE, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1970,: 1970

Seller ID: 7319


NEWLOVE, John. The Cave. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1970). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-85,(3). 8vo (146 x 238 mm), maroon cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Lecker & O'Rourke, John Newlove : An Annotated Bibliography A7, Spadoni & Donnelly 2204. John Newlove (June 13, 1938, Regina, Saskatchewan – December 23, 2003, Ottawa). "Here is writing that is low-keyed and concerned with human relationships. The poems are both approachable and haunting,a nd many convey specific Maritime and West Coast settings. [...] John Newlo... View more info

Lover of the Land and Other Poems. First Edition.

By: NIVEN, Frederick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boni & Liveright, New York, 1925,:

Seller ID: 100803


NIVEN, Frederick. A Lover of the Land and Other Poems. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First American Printing. Pp. (4),v-vi,(2),9-72. 8vo, green cloth with printed paper title label to spine. Includes the following poems: "A Lover of the Land", "Memories", "My World", "To Pauline", "Now Goes Our Lady to the Wood", "Her Servants Look on the Little Mother from Between theTapestries", "At Morning", "A Harvest", "Trees", "Undertones", "Unrest", " Travelling", "Inventory", "To the Mystery&... View more info

Bread, Wine and Salt. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: NOWLAN, Alden

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 1967,:

Seller ID: 112584


NOWLAN, Alden. Bread, Wine and Salt. Toronto : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1967. First Edition. Pp (10),3-74,(2). 8vo, light blue-grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Laugher p.422. "Bread, Wine and Salt is Alden Nowlan's sixth book of poetry and his first in five years. It is also his finest, containing 62 poems of a rare variety and richness. Known primarily as a poet of the New Brunswick countryside, Nowlan now turns to the city and to politics and history for his subjects. He has been called an "ironist": whether he is writing of a Saint John slum, a smal-town revival meet... View more info

Bread, Wine and Salt. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by the author

By: NOWLAN, Alden

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto / Vancouver, 1967,:

Seller ID: 112386


NOWLAN, Alden. Bread, Wine and Salt. Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1967. First Edition. Pp (10),3-74,(2). 8vo, light blue-grey cloth, gilt letterig to spine. Laugher p.422. "Bread, Wine and Salt is Alden Nowlan's sixth book of poetry and his first in five years. It is also his finest, containing 62 poems of a rare variety and richness. Known primarily as a poet of the New Brunswick countryside, Nowlan now turns to the city and to politics and history for his subjects. He has been called an "ironist": whether he is writing of a Saint John slum, a smal-town r... View more info

On F.R. Scott : Essays on his Contributions to Law, Literature, and Politics

By: SCOTT, F.R.) DJWA, Sandra, ed. MACDONALD, R. St. J., ed. DUDEK, Louis.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1983, ISBN:0773503986:

Seller ID: 103698


(SCOTT, F.R.). On F.R. Scott : Essays on his Contributions to Law, Literature, and Politics. Edited by Sandra Djwa and R. St. J. Macdonald. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (1983). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxii,(2),3-203,(7). 8vo, illustrated dark grey card covers with yellow lettering to front cover, white and yellow lettering to spine. "For more than fifty years, F.R. Scott has been a leading figure in law, literature, and politics in Canada. he was engaged by the nationalist movement in art and literature in the twenties, by politics and constitutional l... View more info

Snake Music. First Edition.

By: SHERMAN, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mosaic Press, Oakville, 1978, ISBN:0889620822:

Seller ID: 52280


SHERMAN, Kenneth. Snake Music. Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, (1978). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-47,(1). 8vo, green illustrated card covers with white andblack lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. A selection of p oetry by the Canadian author, many drawn from his experiences when travelling in Asia during the mid 1970s. Includes the following poems: "Lepers", "The Blind Woman", "Snake Music", "Alien", "Oedipus' Song From The Suburbs", "Isaac", "A Child's Poem", "The Specialist", "The Car Salesman", "Jerusale... View more info

Loves and other poems. First Edition

By: THORPE, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: TSAR, Toronto , 1997, ISBN:0920661645:

Seller ID: 53577


THORPE, Michael. Loves and other poems. Toronto : TSAR, 1997. First Edition. Pp (10),3-68,(4). 8vo [145 x 220 mm], art-illustrated light green card covers, lettered in black. "Loves is his eighth poetry collection and the second from TSAR [...]" from the rear. Contents : I. Loves, I-XXII. II. Trapped Light, a Sequence. III. Eight Poems for Thomas Hardy. IV. Ordinary Men. V. Art, Politics, Other Loves : Landfall 1492; Mock Execution of a French Résistant (1944); Two Poems for Milan Kundera; Austrian Sabbath; Reading KingLear at Miami International Airport; Thoughts while Invigilating a... View more info

Loves and other poems. First Edition, Signed.

By: THORPE, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: TSAR, Toronto , 1997, ISBN:0920661645:

Seller ID: 37165


THORPE, Michael. Loves and other poems. Toronto : TSAR, 1997. First Edition. Pp (10),3-68,(4). 8vo [145 x 220 mm], art-illustrated light green card covers, lettered in black. "Loves is his eighth poetry collection and the second from TSAR [...]" from the rear. Contents : I. Loves, I-XXII. II. Trapped Light, a Sequence. III. Eight Poems for Thomas Hardy. IV. Ordinary Men. V. Art, Politics, Other Loves : Landfall 1492; Mock Execution of a French Résistant (1944); Two Poems for Milan Kundera; Austrian Sabbath; Reading KingLear at Miami International Airport; Thoughts while Invigilating a... View more info

Door of My Heart. inscribed.

By: TYNES, Maxine

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Pottersfield Press, 1993, ISBN:0919001815:

Seller ID: 14886


TYNES, Maxine. The Door of My Heart. Lawrencetown Beach : Pottersfield Press, 1993. First Printing. Pp (6),7-96. Illustrated. 8vo, purple card covers.Maxine Tynes (b. 1949, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - d. September 12, 2011, Hal ifax). A collection of poems. Includes: "Cat on a Clothesline", "Let's JustBe Dark", "Desmond Morris Explained the Kiss", "Time", 'Raising the heart of Woman", "The Door of My heart", "Those Men Who Prey on Women", "Lu-lu-Lulu", "Cat Eyes at the Window", "The Politics of Knees and Skirting", "T... View more info

Notes on Visitations : Poems 1936-1975. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WOODCOCK, George Anansi 33

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Anansi , Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0887841341:

Seller ID: 16173


WOODCOCK, George. Notes on Visitations : Poems 1936-1975. Toronto : Anansi,(1975). First Printing. Pp. (7),i-x,(1),1-101,(1). 8vo, black cloth with s ilver lettering to spine. Anansi Poetry Series HAP33. "Well-known as a critic, biographer and man of letters, George Woodcock is also a distinguished poet, as this fine retrospective collection shows. 'Notes on Visitations' spans forty years, from poems written in the England of the 1930's to more recent work expressing Woodcock's complex response to Canada, to change and nostalgia, to universal myths and modern politics, to time, death and l... View more info