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Women Poets from Winnipeg!

By Ariel Gordon
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A list of books of poetry by female poets living in Winnipeg.
Vs.

Vs.

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

'Vs.' is a collection of poems chronicling the author's foray into the world of amateur boxing. A shy, bookish woman you'd never expect could hit someone in the face, Ryan was soon hooked on the physical and mental challenge of the sport, as well as the camaraderie of the club's members and volunteers. When the club announced an upcoming white collar fight-an opportunity for novices to participate in an actual bout-she nervously decided to test her mettle. The writing of these poems became a way …

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In the Tiger Park

In the Tiger Park

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

Writing about ruins, compost, regeneration and football, Alison Calder explores the ways we learn, or invent, to feel our way through new experiences. Alison Calder's poetry is known for shining the light of the poet's curiosity on all manner of "natural occurrences," which nevertheless stand out. Again, as with her first book, Wolf Tree, this collection is about what exists at the edges of human experience, what's out there but is largely unseen by the average human being - animals; the line a …

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Girlwood

Girlwood

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A linguistically inventive exaltation, a wild ride down into the privacies, the here-and-goneness of girlhood.

In Girlwood, Jennifer Still's second collection, her poems come of age: they take the dare; they cross out of sapling and into maturity's thicket. But the poems don't leave the girl behind, they bring her along: as sylph, as raconteur, as witness, as pure, unstoppable bravado. These songs of liberation and confinement arise from the rich and mysterious connection between mother and daugh …

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Stowaways

Stowaways

edition:Paperback

In poems that are smart and gorgeously funny, Ariel Gordon's Stowaways careens between life as we-know-it on the Canadian prairies and the frayed yet familiar edges of what-if. What if a beluga from Churchill hooked up with a Gore-Tex-ed tourist? What if knowing Morse Code would save your bacon during the zombie apocalypse? Half survival guide, half invasive species list, these are poems that stick to your socks.

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North End Love Songs

North End Love Songs

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

For Katherena Vermette, Winnipeg's North End is a neighbourhood of colourful birds, stately elms, and always wily rivers. It is where a brother's disappearance is trivialized by local media and police because he is young and aboriginal. It is also where young girls share secrets, movies, cigarettes, Big Gulps and stories of love&emdash;where a young mother full of both maternal trepidation and joy watches her small daughters as they play in the park.

"In North End Love Songs, Katherena Vermette u …

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Walker in the City, A

Walker in the City, A

edition:Paperback
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A fascinating, ambling, loitering mystery story in verse, a whoizzit rather than a whodunit.

In this innovative and arresting narrative poem, Méira Cook's walker, a young woman, is a character being written by an "old city poet," who is in turn being written by another poet, for whom the young woman, "Ms. Em Cook," has been an amanuensis. Always witty and often hilarious, feather-light in touch, the book is an entertaining exploration of serious issues: youth and age; life, death and rebirth; th …

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Types of Canadian Women

Types of Canadian Women

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : canadian

“I’ve worked on and off as a picture researcher for non-fiction books,” says K.I. Press, “during which time I looked at an awful lot of archival photographs. A few years ago I came across a book called Types of Canadian Women, Volume I, a 1903 illustrated biographical dictionary of society women – artists, nurses, missionaries, activists and philanthropists, as well as plenty of women whose claim to fame was being rich or titled – who were more or less Canadian. The pictures grabbed …

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Alert to Glory

Alert to Glory

edition:Paperback
tagged : canadian

Plunging deep into the soul, Sally Ito renders a spiritual examination like no other in her new poetry collection, Alert to Glory. With this cohesive meditation of creativity, motherhood and poetry, Ito discerns spiritual gifts in daily acts of raising children and writing. Her images tie in to profound moments with clear, fearless language: a clematis vine ceases to exist when the speaker is distracted by a poem – her first child. “I’m the poem, he says./Look at me!” Children’s teeth …

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