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Secession / Insecession by Chus Pato and Erin Moure (PDF eBook - Digital Download)

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Secession / Insecession is a homage to the acts of reading, writing and translating poetry. In it, Chus Pato’s Galician biopoetics of poet and nation, Secession – translated by Erín Moure – joins Moure’s Canadian translational biopoetics, Insecession. To Pato, the poem is an insurrection against normalized language; to Moure, translation itself disrupts and reforms poetics and the possibility of the poem. In solidarity with Pato, Moure echoes Barthes: “A readerly text is something I cannot re-produce (today I cannot write like Atwood); a writerly text is one I can read only if I utterly transform my reading regime. I now recognize a third text alongside the readerly and the writerly: let's call it the untranslatable.”
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Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro (PDF eBook - Digital Download))

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Guadalupe Muro, recipient of the Raul Urtusan - Frances Harley Scholarship for Young Emerging Artists from Argentina, has always had her own unique way of experiencing life. When applied to her writing, Muro says she finally "felt like a dog deciding to be a dog." Muro's Spanish publications have achieved strong acclaim, and now, BookThug is proud to introduce this remarkable new talent to the Canadian literary market.
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Parts to Whole: A Play by Adam Seelig (PDF eBook)

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In Parts to Whole, a man and a woman discuss and explore their intimacy in ways so simple as to be radical.

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THE 2014 BOOKTHUG SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

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THE 2014 BOOKTHUG SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE GETS YOU EVERYTHING THAT BOOKTHUG WILL PUBLISH IN THIS YEAR, OUR TENTH YEAR OF PUBLISHING THE LITERATURE OF THE FUTURE. WE KNOW THAT OUR BOOKS AREN'T FOR EVERYONE – BECOME SOMEONE TODAY!
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Parts to Whole: A Play by Adam Seelig

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In Parts to Whole, a man and a woman discuss and explore their intimacy in ways so simple as to be radical.
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Dompteuse by Andrea Brady

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New British Poets No. 4

This sequence of poems responds to Höch’s photomontages, adapting and interrogating their language of banality and exoticism to think about the passions of the 21st century. Producing, reproducing, scrutinizing and compiling, these poems seek out the horizon of unlimited freedom which recedes along the lines of the clip.
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Spring 2014 Book Bundle

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Fiction:
Polyamorous Love Song by Jacob Wren
Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro

Poetry:
THOU by Aisha Sasha John
bp: Beginnings by bpNichol, Edited by Stephen Cain
Theseus by byNichol and Wayne Clifford
Here in There by Angela Carr

Biopoetics:
Secession/Insecession by Chus Pato and Erín Moure
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Etc Phrases by Stephen Cain

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In Etc Phrases, Cain re-imagines the reader of Nichol’s Allegoriesas a minimalist poet, and has crafted 32 short, sharp poems which invigorate both the process of reading and of visualizing language itself.
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Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth about the Writing Life by Marianne Apostolides (PDF Digital Download)

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Voluptuous Pleasure is a collection of non-fiction whose title states that non-fiction does not exist. Sensuous and smart, ambiguous but incisive in their truths - these stories take you into brothels and bedrooms, kitchens and consciousness; they seduce you along the limits of non-fiction, making you question the veracity of anything you've ever read - or even experienced. Put your trust in the language itself: you can't trust reality, not anymore. If you've ever been confused about what "creative non-fiction" is, look no further: this book defines the genre.

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Polyamorous Love Song by Jacob Wren

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From interdisciplinary writer and performer Jacob Wren comes Polyamorous Love Song, a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between artists and the world. Shot through with unexpected moments of sex and violence, readers will become acquainted with a world that is at once the same and opposite from the one in which they live.
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Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro

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Guadalupe Muro, recipient of the Raul Urtusan – Frances Harley Scholarship for Young Emerging Artists from Argentina, has always had her own unique way of experiencing life. When applied to her writing, Muro says she finally "felt like a dog deciding to be a dog." Muro's Spanish publications have achieved strong acclaim, and now, BookThug is proud to introduce this remarkable new talent to the Canadian literary market.
List Price: $23.00
Price: $19.55



Secession / Insecession by Chus Pato and Erin Moure

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Secession / Insecession is a homage to the acts of reading, writing and translating poetry. In it, Chus Pato’s Galician biopoetics of poet and nation, Secession – translated by Erín Moure – joins Moure’s Canadian translational biopoetics, Insecession. To Pato, the poem is an insurrection against normalized language; to Moure, translation itself disrupts and reforms poetics and the possibility of the poem. In solidarity with Pato, Moure echoes Barthes: “A readerly text is something I cannot re-produce (today I cannot write like Atwood); a writerly text is one I can read only if I utterly transform my reading regime. I now recognize a third text alongside the readerly and the writerly: let's call it the untranslatable.”
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Price: $19.55



THOU by Aisha Sasha John

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Following the successful reception of her first book, The Shining Material, comes Aisha Sasha John's THOU – a powerful collection of two long, narrative poems exploring the social space that exists between the self and others.
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Here In There by Angela Carr

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Here in There, Angela Carr's third book of poetry, is a lyrical petition to the human faculty of attention. In constant motion, the poems locate unusual instances of connection. They ask, do we give or pay attention? And what do we attend to? How do we decide what merits our attention? In a world where stillness is elusive, can we give or pay attention to anything but that which outlives our own distraction? Turning our attention to the senses, in Here in There, touch informs inscription, credit becomes an audible vibration. Carr's poems form traceable and untraceable patterns, disappearing economies of material.
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THESEUS: A Collaboration bpNichol and Wayne Clifford

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The value of Theseus is as much about its pedigree as the writing itself. The collaboration for this new book began in the autumn of 1966. bpNichol and Wayne Clifford had worked together early in their literary careers; in fact, Clifford had been the editor of Nichol's first trade book, published with Coach House Press. To begin, Nichol had also wanted to include two West Coast poets in the writing process. This didn't work out, so Nichol and Clifford rewrote a section to produce Part One of the present text. Part Two was composed over many years of revisiting and revising. These long gestation periods allowed the writers the space and time to re/consider, knowing the text would always be there to augment.
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bp: beginnings by bpNichol, edited by Stephen Cain

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Department of Reissue no. 10

bpNichol (1944-1988) has attained iconic status in Canadian literature in recent years, particularly through his lifelong poem The Martyrology and his work in visual and sound poetry. Numerous early "fugitive" sequences of Nichol's are often referred to in critical studies, but are long out of print and only available in library special collections or in the hands of rare book collectors.
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2013 Fall Launch Bundle

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Don't have BookThug's 2013 Fall titles yet? Can't decide which ones you want? Well, you can stop trying to decide, and instead get all of them together in our special Fall Launch Bundle. Just in case you weren't able to make the launch, we want to make sure you can still get the full experience, so we're bundling all eight of our new trade books together for the excellent price of $110.
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BafterC Volume 6 Number 2

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Contributers to this issue are: Kelly Semkiw, Jonathan Pappo, Mat Laporte, Victor Coleman, Robert Anderson, Rebecca Melnyk, Oliver Cusimano, Shannon Maguire, Andrew McEwan, Michael Boughn, David Peter Clark, Karen Correia Da Silva, Brad Shubat.
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The Coming Envelope Issue 8

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The Coming Envelope Issue 8 features new fiction by 5 writers: Jacob Wren, Cynthia Girard, John Goldbach, Oisín Curran, and Lucy Ives.
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I Don't Know How to Behave by Michael Blouin (PDF Digital Download)

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Department of Narrative Studies No. 10

I Don't Know How To Behave combines the true story of Canadian daredevil and stunt driver ken Carter (1938-1983) with imagined biographical elements from the lives of Canadian film director Bruce Mcdonald and Canadian poet gillian sze. Along the way, this quintessential Canadian story crashes head first into many related things, from screenplay theory to hip hop history to the story of early Canadian film to drawings to photographs to bank robberies to chaos theory to technical specs for detroit muscle cares to re-imagined movies to imagined documentary to advertisements to newspaper interviews to instructions for making molotov cocktails to evel kneivel to steve McQueen's Bullitt to self-help tomes to "rappers delight" to online instructions for how to publish a book, such as the one you are about to read called i don't know how to Behave by Michael Blouin.
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Deep Too - Non-Fiction by Stan Dragland (PDF Digital Download)

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Employing a sort of leaping or mosaic structure and incorporating e-mails re penis-enlargement, questionable limericks, jokes, graffiti and a photo of a "penis latte," along with personal anecdotes and probes of books and films, Deep Too is a book of non-fiction stories. it is a funny and sometimes biting book about the phenomenon of male strut and competition. Thinking with feeling, the author posits an expansive masculinity that rises above stereotype, traditional roles and the either/or choices they so often involve.
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Revelator by Ron Silliman (PDF Digital Download)

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Revelator is the opening poem in a major sequence entitled Universe. It's the jumping off point for a work that, were Ron Silliman to live long enough, would take him three centuries to complete. We are hopeful. Universe is a poem of globalization and post-global poetics (an important reason for publishing this key section outside of the USA).
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The Counting House by Sandra Ridley (PDF Digial Download)

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Akin to a bookkeeper’s accounting of what’s given and taken in a fraught, uncertain exchange, The Counting House goes on to record the pageantry and pedantry of courtly affection gone awry. Symbols and origins of traditional rhymes involving kings and queens serve as inventory, alongside elements of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex.
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Light Light by Julie Joosten (PDF Digital Download)

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Shortlisted for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Finalist for the 2014 Goldie Awards: Poetry Category

Moving from the Enlightenment science of natural history to the contemporary science of global warming, Light Light is a provocative engagement with the technologies and languages that shape discourses of knowing.
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Life Experience Coolant by Colin Fulton (PDF Digital Download)

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Life Experience Coolant is a collection of four long poems informed by artistic isolation, directionless reading, and the avoidance mechanisms that make poetry simultaneously possible and impossible at our current cultural velocity.
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Laws of Rest by David B. Goldstein (PDF Digital Download)

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Laws of Rest explores a new form, the prose sonnet - an intricate chamber of text enclosed within four quatrains of right-justified prose. In their box-like aesthetics, the poems conjure the weird, meticulous worlds of Joseph Cornell or Edmund Spenser.
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The Eternal Wall by Dot Devota

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"In the winter of 2008, Isreal launched Operation Cast Lead against Gaza. I began writing a poem. That following summer, I traveled to the Middle East to meet with Arab writers (with the poet Brandon Shimoda). In Lebanon, Abir Ward invited me to the village of Baakleen to live with her and her family, relatives of the late poet Nadia Tueni, in a five hundred year-old castle built by their ancestors on the rim of a mountain above a fig orchard. Each night fog invaded the orchard and made sweeter the figs growing there. I slept in a room where previously a bomb had fallen through the ceiling above the bed and exploded."
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2013 Spring Launch Bundle

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If you were unable to make BookThug's fabulous 2013 spring launch but want to get your hands on the merchandise (all of which guarantees to give you something interesting & fabulous to read & think about) we are now bundling all of our new trade books together for one excellent price. Get all seven books, valued at $141.00 for only $110.00 - plus we'll ship them to you for free!
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Roger Greenwald Bundle

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Pick up two titles translated by poet Roger Greenwald for just $30 and have them shipped to your door for free!
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Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic by Michael Boughn (ePub Digital Download)

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ePub format for Kobo and iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch.

Butt out, Dante. Move over, Milton. Piss off, Pound. Outta the way, Olson. Here comes Cosmographia: a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic, the latest ground breaking incursion into the ever popular spectacle of the Epic Poem.
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