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Shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award in 2006
Type: 
Poetry 2005

Marrying the sensuous and the sensual, Last Tomato is the lush first collection of poetry by Prince Edward Island writer Jane Ledwell. Describing "language moving through the earth where we were born," many of the poems in Last Tomato reflect questions of home and belonging, as connected to the particularity of place. Like Island writers before her, from L. M. Montgomery to Milton Acorn, Ledwell's poems trace the boundaries of her island home to take the measure of both its fullness and its limitations.

Number of Pages: 
64
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-16-0
Price: 
$15,95
Author: 
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"A major Canadian poet at the height of his talents" -- Ross Lecky
Type: 
Poetry 2004

In this, John Smith's sixth book of poetry, Prince Edward Island's first Poet Laureate offers up a dialogue about "being," exploring what it means to be human, as an individual, as one in relationship to others, and as a part of the earth and of the universe. As physics, algebra, and geometry collide with his own philosphical questionings, Smith uses language to bridge the ephemeral and the infinite. The poems are the distilled, heady musings of a writer whose poetic voice spans millennia.

Number of Pages: 
96
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-10-8
Price: 
$15.98
Author: 
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Shortlisted for the Atlantic Poetry Prize in 2009
Type: 
Poetry 2008

It has been said that there are more than twenty-three shades of green in a Prince Edward Island landscape. Brent MacLaine's newest collection of poetry registers these modulations of tone and hue with an intense visual sensibility. And whether emerging from the local landscapes of memory or the present-day streetscapes of Manhattan, these poems, at once personal and speculative, casual and formal, record the poet's attempt to seize the chromatic complexity of experience.

Number of Pages: 
80
Book Size: 
6 x 9 with French flaps
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-35-1
Price: 
$16.95
Author: 
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Winner of the Prince Edward Island Book Award for Poetry in 2008
Type: 
Poetry 2006

“A sense of ego-urgency has seemingly sucked hard on any high octane left in my system, and what used to take me a decade and more to accomplish as a writer has suddenly fruited within a 12-month time frame.”

— Joe Sherman, December 2005

The result is Beautiful Veins, Joe Sherman’s final book of poems. Joseph Sherman, author of seven books of poetry, editor, and supporter of the arts, died on January 9, 2006, in Charlottetown. He was 60.

Number of Pages: 
64
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-20-7
Price: 
$15.95
Author: 
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Shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award in 2008
Type: 
Poetry 2006

The taste of water is something we all know but need to be reminded of once in a while: how it tastes of shared memory, and of what it means to be human, and of the earth.

Prince Edward Island’s second Poet Laureate, Frank Ledwell, invites us to enter his words and world, seeking to share a sense of our common humanity and our interdependent fates, and to recognize communal experience in the particularities of personal experience.

Number of Pages: 
72
Book Size: 
7 x 7
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-25-2
Price: 
$15.95
Author: 
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Reflections on the Art of Alex Colville
Type: 
Poetry 1996

"Ledwell's title is the 'dip and veer' of his poem 'One Swallow,' the Romantic poets' harbinger of spring -- an apt phrase, for that is how his collection moves, through a versatile register from tragic realities and sombre meditation to whimsical, self-mocking humour and the vital capacity for love."

-- Michael Thorpe, Atlantic Books Today

Number of Pages: 
64
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-0-9698606-2-4
Price: 
$14.95
Author: 
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Shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award, 2008
Type: 
Poetry 2006

In her first full collection of poems, The Enchanted House, Beth E. Janzen explores the seductions and abductions of a self under the spell of fierce enchantments that are physical and metaphysical, blessing and curse. In her House, Janzen constructs stories of interiority in the house of the psyche, the body, the book.

Number of Pages: 
80
Book Size: 
6 X 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-21-4
Price: 
$15.95
Author: 
Type: 
Poetry 2005

Each of Judy Gaudet's poems is a path to somewhere resonant, redolent of memories and anticipations both bittersweet and beautiful. She traces the paths the mind and body take purposefully as well as those they happen upon by chance or consequence. The poems light on home and history, travel afar, return again. They are marked by the toughness of wholly looking and experiencing and are leavened by wry humour and true gratitude for the beauty and magic that touch the earth's days -- and our human ones.

Number of Pages: 
64
Book Size: 
6 x 9
ISBN: 
978-1-894838-19-1
Price: 
$15.95
Author: