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Conjugation

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I am sitting outside at dawn on Otty Lake, where I live, in the woods. The light is coming over the trees, and each morning the poem is written as if right while it is being read.

A rough immediacy. Gap & Hum. Caesura. Syllables as musical notes.

The lyric weaving of honesty about the self—toward revelation & transformation.

My poetics has widened, here, to include more space, more primitive sounds and glyphs, less metaphor, less anecdote, more tangential conjugating…

My poetics, in its growing inclusiveness, is not sad but hopeful.

The term "conjugation" refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. And Conjugation—the new collection of poetry from Governor General’s Literary Award– and Trillium Book Award–winning poet Phil Hall—sees an open realm where individual letters inside a word are each rolling through their possibilities, from A to Z. Thereby, the language in this, Hall's eighteenth book of poetry, and the fourth to be published by BookThug, travels into and out of itself, as he says, "escaping my ego, while revealing, word by slightly different word, my deeper connections and disconnections to things—to what used to be called poetry's 'subjects.'"

Replete with images of the natural world and in some cases, the mechanisms that transform it–horses, leaping fish, trees, canals and locks—Hall has created in Conjugation at once a return to the nature/nurture elements that have wound their way through his earlier collections, but also a versed ode to the discouragement that many Canadians have felt about the progression of their country and government over the past number of years.

As much care was taken with the writing of this collection as the shaping of the poems themselves. Hall’s poems are shaped into a form of free-verse terza rima (2-line / 1-line alternating pattern), where spaces between phrases and words allow the syntax to be infused with floods of words from other angles. This results in a quilting or cross-hatching or braiding effect that ensures that readers will be captured in the flow of Conjugation's wordplay and the evolution that takes place through its pages.

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Praise for Conjugation:

"His gaze is not simply inward: these meditative poems take in the rural landscape of Eastern Ontario, the words of writers whose influence he honours and the nature of language itself. Like an auto mechanic working on an engine, Hall takes words and phrases apart, examines how they work, and tinkers." —Barb Carey, Toronto Star

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Phil Hall is a writer, editor, and teacher. His first book, Eighteen Poems, was published in 1973. Among his many published titles are: Old Enemy Juice (1988); The Unsaid (1992); Hearthedral-A Folk-Hermetic (1996); An Oak Hunch (2005); White Porcupine (BookThug, 2007); Killdeer (BookThug, 2011; winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, the 2012 Trillium Book Award, and shortlisted for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize); The Small Nouns Crying Faith (BookThug, 2013); Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall, a Selected Collage (2015); and My Banjo and Tiny Drawings (2015). Hall has taught writing at York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, George Brown College, and elsewhere, and has held the position of Poetry Editor for BookThug since 2013. Conjugation is his latest book. Phil lives with his wife near Perth, Ontario.

 
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Chill Waters

BWL Publishing Inc.


Following the breakup of her marriage, Rachael retreats to the old beachhouse in Jenny's Cove, where she once lived with her grandmother. It is the one place where she had always felt safe and loved. Devastated and lost, Rachael longs for the simplicity of her childhood. But Jenny’s Cove has changed. From the moment of Rachael’s arrival, a man watches. He has already killed, and mercilessly will do so again. Soon Rachael becomes a target for a vicious predator whose own dark and twisted past forms a deadly bond between them. And sets her on a collision course with a crazed killer.

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Joan Hall Hovey is a female Stephen King... a stunning, multi-layered, modern-day gothic, told with the unforgettable style and grace of a true master of suspense.

 
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100 Secrets - Vertrauen

LYX.digital | Die 100-Reihe


Um sie zu beschützen, muss er riskieren, sie zu verlieren ...

Als Gabriel Noble schwer verletzt aus Afghanistan zurückkehrte, war es der Milliardär Nick Baine, der ihm eine neue Chance gab. In seinem Auftrag soll Gabe das ehemalige Supermodel Evelyn Beckham beschützen. Doch die Mission wird zur größten Herausforderung seines Lebens: Zum einen darf Evelyn nichts davon wissen, und zum anderen fällt es Gabe mit jedem Tag schwerer, die professionelle Distanz zu wahren und der Leidenschaft zwischen ihnen zu widerstehen ...

"Spannend, aufregend, verführerisch!" The READING CAFÉ

Spin-Off-Einzeltitel zur 100-Trilogie

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | Azura Chronicles


Something’s rotten on the angel planet. When Avenging Angels turn up dead, Urielle, their Legion Commander, suspects the handsome intruder brought unspeakable evil to Azura. Maksou never met a woman he couldn’t seduce. He came to the forbidden planet to rescue his friends and get rich in the process, but the jungle crawls with lethal life forms… including a gorgeous warrior angel, who saves his life but keeps him prisoner and challenges his irresistible charm. Urielle, sworn to protect Azura at all costs, has no use for a maverick who ignores the rules and endangers the planet… no matter how attractive. Especially when the Galactic Trade Alliance (GTA) wages a secret war to get their greedy hands on the priceless crystal at Azura’s core.

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Schartz has created a block buster sequel to Angel Mine. You won't want to miss this one.

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Born in France, award-winning author Vijaya Schartz never conformed to anything and could never refuse a challenge. She likes action and exotic settings, in life and on the page. She traveled the world and claims she comes from the future. Her books collected many five star reviews and literary awards. She makes you believe you actually lived these extraordinary adventures among her characters. Her stories have been compared to Indiana Jones with sizzling romance. So, go ahead, dare to experience the magic, and she will keep you entranced, turning the pages until the last line. 

 
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The God of Gods: A Canadian Play

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


Carroll Aikins’s play The God of Gods (1919) has been out of print since its first and only edition in 1927. This critical edition not only revives the work for readers and scholars alike, it also provides historical context for Aikins’s often overlooked contributions to theatre in the 1920s and presents research on the different staging techniques in the play’s productions.

Much of the play’s historical significance lies in Aikins’s vital role in Canadian theatre, as director of the Home Theatre in British Columbia (1920–22) and artistic director of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre (1927–29). Wright reveals The God of Gods as a modernist Canadian work with overt influences from European and American modernisms. Aikins’s work has been compared to European modernists Gordon Craig, Adolphe Appia, and Jacques Copeau. Importantly, he was also intimately connected with modernist Canadian artists and the Group of Seven (who painted the scenery for Hart House Theatre).

The God of Gods contributes to current studies of theatrical modernism by exposing the primitivist aesthetics and theosophical beliefs promoted by some of Canada’s art circles at the turn of the twentieth century. Whereas Aikins is clearly progressive in his political critique of materialism and organized religion, he presents a conservative dramatization of the noble savage as hero. The critical introduction examines how The God of Gods engages with Nietzschean and theosophical philosophies in order to dramatize an Aboriginal lover-artist figure that critiques religious idols, materialism, and violence. Ultimately, The God of Gods offers a look into how English and Canadian theatre audiences responded to primitivism, theatrical modernism, and theosophical tenets during the 1920s.

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Illuminating

history, an excellent gloss, provocative thoughts, all very well stated: Wright

has indeed made The God of Gods a highly readable, and necessary, “rich subject

of inquiry.”

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Wright’s scholarly introduction is extensive, insightful, and meticulously detailed, reading the play in the contexts of, for example, primitivism, modernism, and theosophy. The script is also complemented by explanatory and textual notes and primary material such as production shots, reproductions of playbills, reviews, and the like.

 
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This Time a Better Earth, by Ted Allan

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


A young Canadian marches over the Pyrenees and enters into history by joining the International Brigades—men and women from around the world who volunteered to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. This new edition of Ted Allan’s novel, This Time a Better Earth, reintroduces readers to the electrifying milieu of the Spanish Civil War and Madrid, which for a short time in the 1930s became the epicentre of a global struggle between democracy and fascism. This Time a Better Earth, first published in 1939, tells the story of Canadian Bob Curtis from the time of his arrival in Spain and the idealism and trials of the international volunteers. Allan’s novel achieves the distinction of being both a work of considerable literary and historical significance and a real page-turner.

This is the first installment of a series of titles to be published in the Canadian Literature Collection under the Canada and the Spanish Civil War banner. This is a large-scale project devoted to the recovery and presentation of Canadian cultural production about the Spanish Civil War (spanishcivilwar.ca), directed by Bart Vautour and Emily Robins Sharpe.

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Alan Herman in Montréal. A dedicated Young Communist, he was a correspondent for the Toronto Daily Worker and The Clarion, and it was then that he adopted the name Ted Allan to infiltrate a fascist organization and write an exposé. He served in the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, of which This Time a Better Earth is a fictionalized account. His later novel Love Is a Long Shot (1984), which won the Stephen Leacock Award, is a humorous and autobiographical portrait of a teenage socialist. Ted Allan’s best-known book is The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune (1952), written in collaboration with Sydney Gordon and later adapted for the screen.

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Bart Vautour is Assistant Professor of English at Dalhousie University. He is a scholar of Canadian literature, with a particular interest in the interplay between the history of transnational Canadian cultural production and its contemporary publics. He is co-editor, with Erin Wunker, Travis V. Mason, and Christl Verduyn, of Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics. He is currently completing a monograph project, The Deed Becomes the Word: Canadian Media and Writing on the Spanish Civil War.

 
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Rich and Poor

Book*hug Press


Who hasn't, at one time or another, considered killing a billionaire?

Following on the critical success of his novel Polyamorous Love Song (BookThug, 2014; finalist for the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of The Globe and Mail's 100 best books of 2014), Canadian writer and performer Jacob Wren picks up the mantle of the politically and economically disenfranchised in Rich and Poor--the story of a middle-class, immigrant pianist who has fallen on hard times, and now finds himself washing dishes to make ends meet.

Wren capably balances personal reflections with real-time political events, as his protagonist awakens to the possibility of a solution to his troubles and begins to formulate a plan of attack, in which the only answer is to get rid of "the 1%."

Rich and Poor is rare work of literary fiction that cuts into the psychology of politics in ways that are off-kilter, unexpected, and unnerving. In drawing comparisons to fiction that focuses on "the personal as political" (including Chris Kraus's Summer of Hate and Roberto Bolano's The Savage Detectives), Rich and Poor is a compelling, fast-paced, and energizing read for adventure-seeking, politically active and/or interested readers who rowdily question their position among "the 99%."

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Praise for Rich and Poor:

"As with Wren's previous work, Rich and Poor is art in resistance, a work that dares to remind us of our capacity for revolutionary love despite the prevailing economic system's structural violence." --Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail

"Wren's new novel, Rich and Poor, is more than a critique of capitalism and profit-obsessed society. It's a parable examining corporate culture - the way it makes us calculating, unscrupulous and ultimately disposable." --The Toronto Star

"Rich and Poor is a populist parable for our polarized times." --Ian McGillis, Montreal Gazette

"Stoic yet provocative, Rich and Poor plunges the reader into a deep psychology of activism, politics, business, and how they all mesh together." --Largehearted Boy

"Rich and Poor is a timely and well-considered story. There are plenty of surprising moments....as well as real insights into issues of wealth inequality that so often dominate the headlines." --Mark Sampson, Quill and Quire

"The dream of a Marxist revolution is alive and well in Rich and Poor." --Dan Twerdochlib, The Winnipeg Review

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Jacob Wren makes literature, performances, and exhibitions. His books include Families Are Formed Through Copulation (2007), Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed (2010), and Polyamorous Love Song (BookThug, 2014; finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of The Globe and Mail's 100 best books of 2014). Wren's latest book, Rich and Poor, is forthcoming from BookThug in the spring of 2016. As co-artistic director of Montr�al-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART, Wren has co-created the performances: En fran�ais comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize (1998), Individualism Was A Mistake (2008), The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011), and Every Song I've Ever Written (2012). Wren travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art. Connect with him on his blog (www.radicalcut.blogspot.com) or on Twitter @everySongIveEve.

 
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The Sign on My Father's House

Flanker Press


"Felix, you are a dreamer. I used to be, too, but there’s no payoff in it.”

Felix Ryan, from Curlew, Conception Bay, has been in love with the enigmatic Ellen Monteau ever since the day he met her in school at Smallwood High. Friends and family try to warn him that she is nothing but trouble, but she is Helen of Troy and he longs to be her King Menelaus . . . or Prince Paris. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing at home, as Felix’s father erects an enormous sign on his house condemning Premier Joey Smallwood—much to the chagrin of his family and their Liberal neighbours in the early days after Confederation.

This is the uproariously funny and at times heartbreaking tale of a young man's rough ride into adulthood. Felix Ryan is on a journey to discover who he is and where he is headed. He moves from rural Newfoundland to the hectic life of Memorial University in the late 1960s. It is a world of music, girls, and new experiences. Felix's world is changing as the Joey Smallwood era comes to an end. But Ellen Monteau never strays far from his mind. Ultimately, he must choose between continuing his education on the mainland of Canada, or putting down roots at home in Newfoundland.

The Sign on My Father’s House marks Tom Moore’s triumphant and long-anticipated return to literary fiction. It is a story about finding your voice and putting up your own sign about who you are and what you believe.

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Tom Moore was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1950. His first novel, Good-bye Momma, became a Canadian bestseller. It was chosen as a “Children’s Choice” by the Children’s Book Centre in Toronto and was translated into Danish by Munksgaard Publishers of Copenhagen in 1982. It was later translated into Romanian by Cite Libra Publishers. The CBC produced a radio play version broadcast nationally. The Canadian Book of Lists called it one of the ten best children’s books in Canada.

In 1994, Angels Crying became Moore’s second national bestseller. It is the true story of his student, a sexual assault victim. It has become a case study for a number of university schools of social work, including Memorial University, Dalhousie University, College of the North Atlantic, and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. It was translated into Chinese by New Sprouts Publishers of Taipei in 2002.

In 2000, The Plains of Madness, a work of historical fiction, won the inaugural Percy Janes Award for best novel manuscript in Newfoundland. His short story The Sign on My Father’s House was published as a winning entry in Canadian Storyteller, Toronto, in the summer of 2004.

Other books include The Black Heart, a collection of poetry, and Wilfred Grenfell, a children’s biography, published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.

His poems have been used as operatic song settings nationally and internationally: poems Ancestors, Songs, and Caplin Scull were broadcast on CBC radio by Lyn Channing of the Music Department, University of Calgary; and his poem Songs was presented by Peter Mannion and the Galway University Choir in Ireland. Ancestors was read at the welcoming ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Newfoundland and Labrador.

 
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Bastei Entertainment | Lore-Roman


Dr. Lüder Conradi hat es geschafft, wie man so schön sagt. Er ist reich, er besitzt ein florierendes Unternehmen, eine prachtvolle Villa, luxuriöse Autos ... und doch ist er nicht frei.

Durch ihre grundlose Eifersucht macht ihm seine gelähmte Frau Brigitte das Leben zur Hölle. Manchmal ist er versucht, einfach alles hinzuwerfen und fortzugehen. Aber das Werk bedeutet eine Verpflichtung für ihn. Er kann die über neuntausend Beschäftigten nicht im Stich lassen.

Während eines Italienurlaubes trifft Lüder auf Maren. Mit ihr verlebt er glückliche Tage. Durch sie fühlt er sich wieder jung und kann sein Leid für kurze Zeit vergessen. Er kämpft gegen die aufkeimende Liebe für das junge Mädchen, denn er weiß, dass diese Liebe sich niemals erfüllen darf und niemals erfüllen wird. Seine Frau wird ihn niemals freigeben. Lüder bringt es nicht fertig, Maren von Brigitte zu erzählen. Und vor allem ahnen beide nicht, dass Brigitte jeden Schritt ihres Mannes überwachen lässt und auf Rache sinnt ...

 
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Lore-Roman 80 - Liebesroman

Bastei Entertainment | Lore-Roman


Ettas Jugend war freudlos und bitter, denn sie ist nicht nur im Armenhaus geboren, sondern sie wird auch noch von der eigenen Mutter gehasst. Die Armenhäusler bemitleiden das hübsche Mädchen mit der wachen Intelligenz und fragen sich häufig, wie Etta die Tochter der trinksüchtigen und ewig zankenden Martha Christensen sein kann.

So ist es kein Wunder, dass das Mädchen jede Gelegenheit wahrnimmt, den grauen und muffigen Mauern zu entfliehen und durch Feld und Wald zu streifen. Dort trifft es eines Tages den vornehmsten Gutsherrn der Umgebung, den Grafen von Odewald. Etta ist empört, dass er sie als das behandelt, was sie ist: ein Mädchen aus dem Armenhaus.

Die Begegnung mit Roderik von Odewald erschüttert sie in den Grundfesten ihres Seins. Nun findet Etta endlich die Kraft, die Fesseln abzustreifen und sich gegen ihr Schicksal zu wehren. Sie will dem stolzen Grafen beweisen, dass er kein Recht hat, auf sie hinabzusehen ...

 
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