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A QUIET GAME  And other early works, Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
1 Atwood, Margaret Eleanor A QUIET GAME And other early works
Juvenilia Press 1997 0969827180 / 9780969827184 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very scarce title. Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has a little scuffing. 27 pages. Edited & annotated by Kathy Chung & Sherrill Grace. Contents: A Quiet Game, Pause Before Transition and A Recent Grave. "Being young also means being helpless before the tormenting inequities, inexplicable savageries, and sheer power of our friends, our older siblings, our teachers, and our parents. In this collection of early works, Atwood never flinches from these truths about the condition of childhood and youth." (from rear cover) [*lower shipping avail to all locations on this lighter book - 111osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 27 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Paradise of the Pacific, Ltd. 1955 B004GW3QC2 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Softcover 1955. Cover has moderate edgewear, several creases and one small edge tear, erased price on endpage. Pages are clean and intact. Colour frontispiece by D. Howard Hitchcock. Poems about Hawaii. Includes a glossary of Hawaian terms. (300os) ; 8vo 
Price: 22.00 USD
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MEMORY ROOM, Blanding, Don
3 Blanding, Don MEMORY ROOM
Dood, Mead & Company 1937 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by author opposite author photo near front, "Aloha, Don Blanding". Hardcover, no jacket. Interior pages clean other than inscription on endpage and small name stamp near front. Cover has light wear and rubbing to edges and corners, light soiling, a few small ink (? ) markings on front cover. Beautifully illustrated by the author. A series of poems, mostly about Hawaii by this popular American poet. Notes: Mokihana Lei was written for Lahilahi Webb. Aunty Pinau was written for Aunty Pinau. The Little Girl Across the Street was written for Joan Crawford. Flight was written for Amelia Earhart. Slumbertime Hour was written for Lewis TeeGarden, radio personality. Tired Vagabond was written for Jim and Margaret Northe. [300-osl? ]; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.95 USD
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BEYOND THE MIRROR Seeing Ourselves As We Are, Chopra, Anne Bhanu
4 Chopra, Anne Bhanu BEYOND THE MIRROR Seeing Ourselves As We Are
Edmonton, AB Abacho Press 1999 0968569404 / 9780968569405 First Edition Very Good 
Light edge & corner wear, some scuffing to covers. Internal pages clean other than a very light stain which affects bottom corner of pages (quite minor). B/w illustrations. "Anne Bhanu Chopra has written a poetic, intelligent guide to help her generation both understand the forces at play and navigate the perils of modern relationships. Through her honesty and her willingness to reveal the tossed emotions of her personal life, she becomes a friend, confidante and soul-sister to others searching for ways to continue to respect cultural traditions, parents and family and still finds fulfillment in todays open society..... ". [osl-161] ; 8vo 
Price: 17.50 USD
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ONE HEART, ONE WAY Alden Nowlan: a Writer's Life, Cook, Gregory M.
5 Cook, Gregory M. ONE HEART, ONE WAY Alden Nowlan: a Writer's Life
Pottersfield Press 2003 189590059x / 9781895900590 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light scuffing and light edgewear to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; "Born near Windsor, Nova Scotia, poet, journalist and novelist Alden Nowlan challendged the apparent disadvantages of poverty, and a mere four grades of formal education, to publish 25 books, including three plays. Haunted by ghosts of his early life, Nowlan nevertheless discovered the ultimate "exchange of gifts" in the love of his wife and son. They fueled his bravery in plumbing the depths of human loneliness and confessing love's most temder expressions. Nowlan's empathy with society's poor, as well as the earth beneath his feet, finds him cited as often in medical school, pulpit, or military mess, as in the work of the poets he inspired. He lived long enough in his 50 years to appreciate the sternest discipline: "The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise." His writing earned him two honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and the 1968 Governor General's Award For Poetry. That same year he became writer in residence at The University of New Brunswick, a position he filled until his death in 1983. " [605] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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RIDE OFF ANY HORIZON, Daniel, Lorne & Christensen, Peter (editors)
6 Daniel, Lorne & Christensen, Peter (editors) RIDE OFF ANY HORIZON
Edmonton, AB Ne West Publishers 1983 0920316786 / 9780920316788 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, some corner curling, light creasing. Pages are intact and clean, however there is a small amount of written commentary on approx. 5 pages and name written on title page. "The first in a series of biennial anthologies presenting a broad selection of new prairie poetry previously uncollected...." Includes: Mick Burrs, Lorna Crozier, Cathy Ford, Patrick Friesen, Leona Gom, Jim Green, Robert Hilles and others. [os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.95 USD
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7 Duane Niatum (editor) CARRIERS OF THE DREAM WHEEL Contemporary Native American Poetry
Harper & Row 1974 0064511529 / 9780064511520 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book in very good condition - laminated cover & usual stamps & stickers. Light edgewear, light soiling. Interior pages clean & tight. Beautiful colour illustrations & b/w photos of the poets. Partial list of authors: Liz Sohappy Bahe; Jim Barnes; Joseph Bruchac, Gladys Cardiff, Lance Henson; Roberta Hill, N. Scott Momaday; Duane Niatum, Simon J. Ortiz, and others. 300 pages ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Lives Touch, Ellis Ovesen
8 Ellis Ovesen Lives Touch
Winona, MN St. Mary's College Press 1973 First Edition Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Pat Silver 
Pages all clean and unmarked other that St. Mary's Press stamp on first page. Cover has some age tanning, light soiling, a little moreso to rear) and light edge/corner wear. B/w illustrations by Pat Silver. A lovely illustrated book of poetry. (185os,0514); 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Kipocihkan - Poems New & Selected, Gregory Scofield
9 Gregory Scofield Kipocihkan - Poems New & Selected
Gibsons, B. C. Nightwood Editions 2009 088971228x / 9780889712287 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, no markings other than one tiny stain on title page. Cover has light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The first anthology of urban Aboriginal songs by Gregory Scofield is a retrospective of the award-winning poet's pivotal work to date. The word Kipocihkan is Cree slang for someone who is mute or unable to speak, and charted in this book is Scofield's journey out of that silence to become one of the most powerful voices of our time. "I make offerings to my Grandmothers and Grandfathers when I write. I ask them to come and sit with me, to give me courage and strength. I ask them to help me be honest, reflective of the ceremony that I am about to begin. I ask them to guide me, to help me touch people. I ask to make good medicine, even out of something bad. When people read my work it's not just the book that they read, it's the medicine behind the words. That's where the power comes from. That's where the healing comes from." --Scofield in January Magazine (260os,0614) 
Price: 8.95 USD
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10 K. E. Sullivan (compiled by) ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING A Burning Passion, Illustrated Poetry Anthology
London Brockhampton Press 1998 186019303X / 9781860193033 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket has some scuffing and light scratches. Pages all intact and clean other than occasional small spot, a few earmarks seen. Featuring some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's greatest poetry, this stunning new edition is illustrated by some of the world's most beautiful works of art - a celebration of the life and work of one of the finest poets of all time. [335os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 7.25 USD
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THE OTHER HARMONY The Collected Poetry of Eli Mandel, Two Volumes, Mandel, Eli
11 Mandel, Eli THE OTHER HARMONY The Collected Poetry of Eli Mandel, Two Volumes
Canadian Plains Research 2000 0889771383 / 9780889771383 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library, with sturdy laminated cover and usual stamps & stickers. Light edge & corner wear, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Vol 2 has a small tear to laminate along edge. Interior pages clean & tight, unmarked other than minimal library markings. Book Description: As a poet, critic, anthologist and teacher, Saskatchewan native Eli Mandel was a major figure in Canadian literature, particularly prairie literature. Mandel fashioned his identity as a post-Holocaust Jewish writer positioned dramatically between extremes of tradition and innovation, nation and region, East and West, producing work which can be read in a variety of contexts and which reflects patterns and changes within Canadian writing from the 1950s to the 1980s. This two-volume edition of Mandel's collected poetry includes the complete texts of ten previously published volumes of poetry, as well as 82 "new" poems never before presented in a collection... (*Note: due to the weight of these two book, there will be addt'l shipping charges) ; ; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 28.00 USD
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BLAZING FRUIT Selected Poems 1967-1987, McGough, Roger
12 McGough, Roger BLAZING FRUIT Selected Poems 1967-1987
U. K. Penguin Books 1990 0140586520 / 9780140586527 Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing, small remainder mark bottom edge of pages. Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges. Poetry. "Witty, irreverent, often deeply moving, a word-juggler who never misses a catch"--Charles Causley. [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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RISKING FOR CHANGE Stories of Ordinary People, Penner, Kate (editor)
13 Penner, Kate (editor) RISKING FOR CHANGE Stories of Ordinary People
Victoria, B. C. First Freedom Foundation 1999 0969476817 / 9780969476818 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition. Cover has slight edgewear and a little scuffing, light creasing to one corner. Pages are clean and all intact. "This anthology explores of issue of acting out of conscience: the common light among those who seek peace, and social and environmental justice. The stories and poems we present here step physically, emotionally, spiritually and structurally across critical boundaries to speak out of moral conviction...." [410 -noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Rhodes, Shane HOLDING PATTERN
Edmonton, AB Newest Press 2002 189630060X / 9781896300603 First Edition Softcover As New 
Softcover in excellent condition, clean, no markings. Holding Pattern follows Shane Rhodes's widely successful debut collection, The Wireless Room, winner of the 2000 Alberta Book Award for poetry. "Rhodes is a real find, a versatile writer who can frisk about in lyric wordplay (reminiscent of Governor General Award winner Don McKay) or whittle language down to a plain but rhythmic vernacular. " --Toronto Star" (*shipping will be reduced to most locations); 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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ONE LEAF SHAKING Collected Later Poems 1977-1990, Skelton, Robin
15 Skelton, Robin ONE LEAF SHAKING Collected Later Poems 1977-1990
Porcepic Books 1996 0888783701 / 9780888783707 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
1996 printing. Cover different than stock photo. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages; One Leaf Shaking is the first collection of Robin Skelton's later poetry in one volume, written during his fifties and sixties. The poems are taken from: Landmarks (1979) , Limits (1981) , Distances (1985) and Openings (1988) , as well as two chapbooks and a manuscript. The book includes 17 poems which have not previously appeared in book format. In spare, direct language Skelton skillfully illuminates the small quotidian wonders of life on Canada's west coast. His writing is tactile, tender, written as if whispered in confidence to a close friend. [335-noto] 
Price: 9.50 USD
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16 Sorestad, Glen ANCESTRAL DANCES
Saskatoon Thistledown Press 1979 0920066259 / 9780920066256 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Illustrated softcover has light edgewear, very light soiling, a few spots on back cover, one crease mark on back cover. Pages are clean, with no markings. Binding a little loose on top edge of a few pages, but still sound. 69 pages. Most of the poems in the book have appeared in one form or another in various magazine such as Nebula, Antigonish Review, Ariel, Canadian Review, Skylark, Sundog and others. Several of the poems have been broadcast on CBC radio. (os) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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New Brunswick Fiddlehead Poetry Books 1978 0920110622 / 9780920110621 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, clean copy. Slight edgewear to cover, age tanning to edges. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Only 600 copies published. "...No matter how painful or joyful a situation is the poet tries to frame it in poetic form, thus objectifying the experience. The poem transcends the reality of the situation and oneself, therefore defying time and space. In doing so, it expresses truth. "--Kathy Tyler [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.95 USD
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THE FABER BOOK OF BLUE VERSE, Whitworth, John (editor)
18 Whitworth, John (editor) THE FABER BOOK OF BLUE VERSE
Faber & Faber 1990 0571140955 / 9780571140954 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked other than very light stain to bottom edge. Pages have age tanning to edges. Jacket (now in brodart sleeve) has light edge & corner wear and a few tiny tears. Light scuffing to protective sleeve. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; "Making Love to Marilyn Monroe: The Faber Book of Blue Verse presents a variety of candidly sexual verse through the centuries from Catullus and Chaucer to modern poets like T. S. Eliot, Kingsley Amis, Seamus Heaney, James Fenton, Kit Wright, Craig Raine and Wendy Cope. Here the bawdy goes hand in hand with emotional, intellectual, confessional, and satirical touching tributes to that perennially fascinating subject - sex." [495] 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Alfred A. Knopf 1989 0679721401 / 9780679721406 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very nice clean copy. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Very light edgewear . Interior pages clean except for a very light pinkish stain on a couple pages. "In her first book, Zarin, a staff writer at the New Yorker , finds her voice most surely in brief lyric poetry suffused with delicate metaphorical power. In "Now, " the poet uncovers the pristine potential at the heart of a dull momentinconspicuous, yet waiting in readiness. In "Snail, " a love poem, the speaker "felt myself / close kin to the snail you found" and, fascinated, observes its "creeping" progress over the body of her beloved. Like the snail, she is a "cartographer of the mysterious / male life, " and this culminating insight is dispassionately convincing. Such poetry is the work of a pure and steadfast sensibility...." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo 
Price: 9.05 USD
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