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The Coming Envelope Issue 6

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Five writers have contributed work to Issue 6: Michael Boughn, Tamara Faith Berger, Christopher Higgs, Alan Reed, and Alex Licker.
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OUTWITH by David Herd

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New British Poets No. 1

OUTWITH presents a series of poems about dis- placement, about locations where one becomes "unlocatable," and the imposition of that most indeterminate and yet ever expanding "state" - the state of exception.
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I Don't Feel So Good by Elizabeth Bachinsky

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I Don't Feel So Good is comprised of material selected from the handwritten journals and notes of Elizabeth Bachinsky (1986-2012). Lines and passages were selected by the roll of a die and appear in the order the die saw fit. In blending confessional and procedural techniques with disjunctive chronology and random chance, this book explores and exacerbates possibilities of the narrative mode both within the text and for the reader. Not so much "written" as "received."

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Killdeer by Phil Hall (ePub Digital Download)

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

Winner of 75th Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry
Winner of the 25th Trillium Book Prize
Winner of an Alcuin Award for Design
Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize

Department of Critical Thought No. 4

These are poems of critical thought that have been influenced by old fiddle tunes. These are essays that are not out to persuade so much as ruminate, invite, accrue.
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Killdeer by Phil Hall (PDF)

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Winner of 75th Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry
Winner of the 25th Trillium Book Prize
Winner of an Alcuin Award for Design
Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize

Department of Critical Thought No. 4

These are poems of critical thought that have been influenced by old fiddle tunes. These are essays that are not out to persuade so much as ruminate, invite, accrue.
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Paradise Lust, Book 1: Damage Report by John Kinsella

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The first book of Paradise Lust, an interaction with Milton's Paradise Lost.

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Swim by Marianne Apostolides (PDF eBook)

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Breathe on four. Define your terms. What is this desire?

Attuned to a body in motion, Swim pulls the reader beneath the logic of prose, into the eroticism of language itself. The arcing rhythm of a body breathing &ndash a woman marking her birth as she swims in a pool &ndash sustains the unique and hypnotic language that becomes the medium through which this story moves. PDF eBook.
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Ohmhole by Tyler Hayden (PDF eBook)

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Imagine a not-so-distant future in which everyone is HIV positive and, sooner or later, ends up in a state-operated hospice dying of AIDS. PDF eBook.
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The Diamond Alphabet: Baseball in Shorts  by George Bowering (PDF eBook)

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The Diamond Alphabet is made up of 130 between-innings takes, five for each letter.

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Nobody Rides for Free: A Drifter in the Americas by John Francis Hughes (PDF eBook)

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Nobody Rides for Free PDF eBook

Nobody Rides For Free: A Drifter in the Americas chronicles former bike courier John Hughes' rambles through Latin America on a bicycle. In this gripping mosaic-travellogue, readers are introduced to banditos, artists, grifters, would-be wives, dope fiends and attacking monkeys: a cast of characters who conspire to reduce him to alcoholic destitution. His last remaining $400 is spent sailing the Amazon, flying to Miami, and then hitchhiking across some of the most frightening highways in the United States with the goal of making it safely home to Vancouver. Throughout his adventures we learn about con-artistry, fear, and kindness set against the imposing backdrop of everything we think we know about the Americas. Nobody Rides For Free sheds light on obscure 1990s road culture while gearing itself to the needs of anyone with a desire to run from their demons on the open road.

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Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol 1. Illus. Ed. by Michael Boughn

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Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol. 1 Illus. Ed. dares to go where no book of Canadian poetry has gone before - deep into the heart of darkness epitomized by the idea of the Great White North. Except white is not dark.

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ivH: An Alphamath Serial by Victor Coleman

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ivH: An Alphamath Serial is a book-length poem composed in the tradition of such precursors as Pythagoras, who taught that Number was the essence of all things; Plato, who argued that geometry was the foundation of all knowledge; Leonardo, whose work clearly follows the Renaissance aesthetics of mathematics and the mathematics of aesthetics; Descartes, Pascal, and d'Alembert, all of whom were both writers and mathematicians; Schopenhauer and Lewis Carroll, and then moderns such as Valéry and Ezra Pound, who, in his Spirit of Romance, declared that "poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics."

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Enter the Raccoon by Beatriz Hausner

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Enter the Raccoon documents a love affair between a woman and a raccoon. They are a couple that loves without preconceptions, whose being together eschews all limits until their beliefs in the self are put to the test.

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Coit by Chantal Neveu (Translated by Angela Carr)

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In Coït, minimalist traces of language cling to a series of mapped channels. Every channel is a tenuous archive of choreographed gestures recorded by the poet from the edges of dance stages.

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Agony by Steven Zultanski

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Agony is the first in a trilogy of long confessional poems. It uses semi-rigorous mathematical and logical constraints to view the author's life and body, telescopically, as little bits of time and space.

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RUSH: what fuckan theory; a study uv language by bill bissett

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The publication of bill bissett's RUSH: what fuckan theory: a study uv language in 1972 firmly ushered Canadian poetics into the postmodern era. Out of print for 40 years - and reissued here complete with an interview with bissett about the book's creation and a critical afterword by derek beaulieu and Gregory Betts - RUSH embodies a collagist, multi-conscious approach to art that recognizes no division between the work and the world, the author and his sexuality, his breath, his influences; the theory and the practice.

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You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence: Crafts Discourse and the Common Reader in Canadian Poetry Book Reviews by Donato Mancini

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While Canadian poetic practices have steadily pluralised since the early 1960s, the poetry review has remained stubbornly constant. You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence is a critical, and at times hilarious survey of reviews of innovative Canadian poetry in English since 1961.

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Wordpharmacy by Morten Sondergaard Translated by Barbara J. Haveland

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Wordpharmacy is a concrete poetical work that playfully equates the structure of language with pharmaceutical products. It consists of ten medicine boxes, each representing one of the ten word-groups. Each box contains a leaflet that functions as an instructional poem, guiding the reader's ingestion of the given word group.
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BafterC Volume 5 Number 1

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Work by Adam Dickinson, Steve Venright, Clelia Scala, Pearl Pirie, Andy Weaver, Helen White, Marianne Apostolides, Peter Jaeger, & Tim Conley.
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The Coming Envelope Issue 5

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M. Kitchell, Diane Williams, Caroline Picard, Mikhail Iossel and Michael Nardone.
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Gimme yr little quiet by Aisha Sasha John

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Give this your little quiet.



It’s cold in the house and the sky is white – that quiet.

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from Tumultetudes: The Chips & Ties Study by Margaret Christakos

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A new chapbook by Margaret Christakos featuring a section from a longer work in progress.

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BafterC Volume 2 Number 1

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After 10 years in hiatus, it returns!

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BafterC Volume 3 Number 1

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A New Issue Appears At Last.
Worth The Wait.

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BafterC Volume 3 Number 1.1

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A Visual Face-Off

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Medallions of Belief

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Medallions of Belief is a chapbook configured on the occasion of a workshop and reading for Toronto New School of Writing titled "How to Write a Poem for the Queen." The poem "The Snowflake Age" was written at the request of the Speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
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Form of Forms by Mark Goldstein

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Winner of Alcuin Society Honourable Mention for Excellence in Design for Poetry


Mark Goldstein's long poem Form of Forms, (published by BookThug, summer of 2012) takes as its subject (to paraphrase poet Betsy Warland) Motherloss. It deals with the emotional and bureaucratic nature of identity from the often bewildered and fractured point of view of someone who was relinquished as an infant. Now, as an adult, Goldstein is seeking "information" on the self through the layers and fields of forms one must look through to gain access to that information. These layers and forms are what make up the framework of the poem, and the reader is brought face-to-face with the slippery nature of identity as seen thought the lens of adoption.

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Bent at the Spine by Nicole Markotic

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"you" is a disconnected third party - the reader is left in the position of an eavesdropper, or a listener, or a karmasurplus author. Its relentless interrogation resonates at an invigorating pace: cultural difference, different bodies, diffident accents, deafening rhymes. Sometimes rapturous, often vulvy, the poems audaciously teach "you" how to read them, allowing the last-minute-cram-session to be a delving, a plunging, a repeating discovery.

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repeater by Andrew McEwan

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Shortlisted for the 2013 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

repeater is a codebook. It is a poetic code programmed into a computer code.

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Conflict by Christine McNair

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Finalist for the 2013 Ottawa Book Award
Finalist for the 2013 Archibald Lampman Award



Conflict is a collection of red balloons that intersplices and interweaves through various forms of conflict that occur in language, motion, architecture, emotions; between individuals, systems, and mechanical silences.

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