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a seed within
Bruce Kauffman

a seed within

You will grow if you read this book as slowly as it was intended to be read. Don’t be in a hurry. Enjoy the gentle rain of these poems.

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The Silence Before the Whisper Comes
Bruce Kauffman

The Silence Before the Whisper Comes

                The Silence Before the Whisper Comes Author – Bruce Kauffman Publisher – Hidden Brook Press   ISBN – 978-1-897475-98-0 Page Count = 112 Suggested Retail Price: $17.95   These quiet meditations offer lovely moments of clarity and expansion that “sew / history to future / with the fine needle of...

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ZenRiver: Poems and Haibun
Chris Faiers

ZenRiver: Poems and Haibun

                  ZenRiver Poems & Haibun Chris Faiers Hidden brook Press (www.hiddenbrookpress.com) 2008 ISBN: 978-1-897475- 25-6 perfectbound, English language, $15.95 CDA     Shaving his head and donning the robes of a Zen monk, Matsuo Basho and his travelling companion and fellow monk, Sora, set out on a...

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Destination Cuba
Richard (Tai) Grove

Destination Cuba

Destination Cuba is a wonderful Cuba memoir by world traveller Richard M. Grove. It is a socially enlightening, sometimes funny, always interesting. President of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, Richard has travelled and taught in Cuba for 20 years.

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Trapped In Paradise: Views of My Cuba
Richard (Tai) Grove

Trapped In Paradise: Views of My Cuba

          Title – Trapped In Paradise: Views of My Cuba Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Memoir / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-57-7 Pages – 150 Retail Price – $15.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping     http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To set up an...

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Psycho Babble and the Consternations of Life
Richard (Tai) Grove

Psycho Babble and the Consternations of Life

In ‘Psycho Babble and the Consternations of Life’ there is a tremendous emphasis placed on the passing of time. It even pervades the very setting, where “Clouds wander gracefully from the northeast over spring-filled hills. Toes tap to a song that swims through mind like a leaf gliding on glistening ripples of a gentle creek.” The clouds are moving slowly forward, and toes tap a rhythm that may only exist in the mind, but still counts out time as surely as the undulations of a swaying pendulum.

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A Small Payback: An Ode to Victoria Lake
Richard (Tai) Grove

A Small Payback: An Ode to Victoria Lake

        Title – A Small Payback: An Ode to Victoria Lake Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Photography – FULL Colour / Poetry / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-927725-31-3 Pages – 120 Binding – Hardcover / Case Bound / Full colour every page. Retail Price – $32.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping    ...

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Living in the Shadow
Richard (Tai) Grove

Living in the Shadow

          Title – Living in the Shadow Author – Richard Grove / Tai Publisher – Hidden Brook Press ISBN – 978-1-927725-35-1 Size – 5.5 X 8.5 Genre – Psycho-Realism, Memoiresque Fiction / General Reader Retail Price – $12.95 Pages – 118 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution      Free Whole Sale Shipping...

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The Importance of Good Roots
Richard (Tai) Grove

The Importance of Good Roots

        Title – The Importance of Good Roots Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Poetry / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-97-3 Pages – 100 Retail Price – $19.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping     http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To set up an account –...

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The Family Reunion – 3rd Edition
Richard (Tai) Grove

The Family Reunion – 3rd Edition

        Richard M. Grove (Tai)   Title – The Family Reunion – 3rd Edition Author – Richard M. Grove Genre – Short Stories / Humour / Canadian ISBN – 978-1-897475-35-5 Pages – 77 Retail Price – $12.95 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution Free Shipping      http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram –...

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Tall Stuff
Norma West Linder

Tall Stuff

            Title – Tall Stuff Author – Norma West Linder ISBN – 978-1-927725-38-2 Size – 6 X 9 Genre – Novel / Canadian / Romance / General Reader Retail Price – $22.95 Pages – 170 Distributors – CND – Hidden Brook Distribution – Free Whole Sale Shipping     http://www.hiddenbrookpress.com/hidden-brook-distribution/ – USA – Ingram – To...

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Fruit Wedge Moon
Richard Stevenson

Fruit Wedge Moon

‘Fruit Wedge Moon’ is Zap, grackle, pop! East meets west in these contemporary urban micro poems. Whether exploring haikai forms or improvising jazz renku pops, these poems swing and bop!

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Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop & Folk Music in Canada – 2nd Edition
Rick Jackson

Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop & Folk Music in Canada – 2nd Edition

        Rick Jackson   Author: Rick Jackson Title: Encyclopedia of Rock, Pop & Folk Music in Canada – 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-1-927725-44-3 Trade Paperback: 584 pages Suggested Retail : $34.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide.  (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices...

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Alone: A Winter in the Woods
Felicity Sidnell Reid

Alone: A Winter in the Woods

      Author: Felicity Sidnell Reid Illustrator: Jiřina Marton Title: Alone: A Winter in the Woods ISBN: 978-1-927725-18-4 Trade Paperback: 296 pages Suggested Retail : $24.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide.  (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices tend to vary from store to...

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Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea
John B. Lee

Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea

        Author: John B. Lee Title: Island on the Wind-Breathed Edge of the Sea ISBN: 978-1-897475-19-5 Trade Paperback: 86 pages Suggested Retail: $16.95 E-Stores: Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Indigo and other e-stores worldwide.  (Check each e-store for the best price on book and shipping as prices tend to vary from store to store.)    ...

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More Naked Than Ever
Gary Rasberry

More Naked Than Ever

More Naked Than Ever is the first full collection of poetry by Gary Rasberry. This collection will not let you down.

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The Iron Shoes
Elizabeth Greene

The Iron Shoes

The Iron Shoes is a fine collection of poems inspired by Kingston’s streets and haunted houses. Elizabeth Greene also journeys through her past, invoking and laying to rest some of her old ghosts.

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In the Café du Monde
Donna Langevin

In the Café du Monde

In the Café du Monde, may very well challenge the reader but don=t hesitate to trust it even if you are a new poetry lover.

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The Second Language of Birds
Donna Langevin

The Second Language of Birds

                          There is a sureness here, a confidence, that seduces the reader. The language flows as naturally as the rivers her mother lived beside… The main things that make these poems so moving are the highly developed sense of empathy and ability to invoke the ineffable with the...

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A Breeze You Whisper
Kathryn MacDonald

A Breeze You Whisper

Poems in A Breeze You Whisper speak of love – earthy and sensual. This collection of Kathryn MacDonald’s poems explores nature and relationships, many reflecting on the universal experience of change. Her passion for the spirit of place like the wind over sun-warmed rocks is deepened by the myths she lives by.

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Bitches with Problems
Bridget Ryan

Bitches with Problems

Bitches With Problems interrogates with wisdom, joy, and a true sense of how to create self-preservation within a poetic memoir form. Ranging from engaging poetry to direct tell-all memories of past escapades, Bridget Ryan takes her reader on a ride they will never forget.

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byzantine
Theodore Christou

byzantine

Byzantium was the polyglot, culturally Hellenic Roman world, which strattled continents and worldviews. byzantium uses multiple voices and dialects, trespassing generations, exploring the heritage and memory of a single mind.

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Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead
Kathleen Whelan

Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead

‘Things I Will Tell You When I Am Dead’ employs a direct form of storytelling in order to bring to life a series of stories that are at once life affirming and starting in their testament to lives that attempt to follow simple paths add end up creating complex routes toward poignancy, affirmation, deception, and self-revelation.

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In This We Hear The Light
John B. Lee

In This We Hear The Light

‘In This We Hear the Light’, is an exceptional collection of Cuba theme poetry by award winning poet, John B. Lee, – without a doubt some of his most outstanding work, juxtaposed with an equally splendid assembly of Cuba theme photography by Richard M. Grove (Tai). The poems and photographs represent the inspiration from many years of travelling in Cuba.

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A Mad Bent Diva
David Bateman

A Mad Bent Diva

Like a semi-autobiographical novel in over forty chapters, the stories that make up ‘A Mad Bent Diva’ range from intimate portraits of a queer childhood, to lengthy narratives about a group of friends who engage in annual holidays at a favourite beach property where ‘bitchiness’ prevails, carnal knowledge raises its frequently campy head, and life affirming camaraderie reigns supreme.

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And With Thy Spirit
April Bulmer

And With Thy Spirit

In her new book, And With Thy Spirit, award-winning poet and mystic, April Bulmer, speaks in the tongues of many women based on her visions of past lives. Even her favourite tree is a familiar old soul and “bows his stiff knees/ to weather.”

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Looking For Light
Susan Ioannou

Looking For Light

Looking for Light ponders how to create beauty and meaning in our troubled world, considering the arts, spirituality, even particle physics, and life’s ultimate transformation.

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Rain Dance
Rosemary Aswani

Rain Dance

Rain Dance is a beautifully illustrated fireside story from Kenya. A realistic thunderstorm experience for the reader!

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No Common Thread
Norma West Linder

No Common Thread

Over the past four decades, the short stories of Norma West Linder have appeared in leading magazines, such as Chatelaine and Horizon, at home and internationally. Her fiction has been anthologized numerous times. In No Common Thread, Ms. Linder has selected 33 of her personal favourites from well over 100 published pieces.

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The Pastel Planet
Norma West Linder

The Pastel Planet

When a spaceship appeared over Manitoulin Island, Caleb Larkin and his step-sister Katie Lambert were the only two humans who saw it land. After thinking it over for a few days, they decided to be brave. A great surprise awaited them on Terra Turquoise.

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Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob
Irene Fisher

Robbie Raccoon and the Big Black Blob

Raccoons are curious by nature and love to eat just about anything. Robbie and Ricki are no different. When mother raccoon is not around they learn a valuable lesson when they take off on an adventure to find out what smells so scrumptious. Robbie Raccoon and The Big Black Blob is a fun, lesson‐filled story told from an inquisitive raccoon’s perspective.

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They Have To Take You In
Ursula Pflug

They Have To Take You In

“We are reading our way out of sadness.” So writes Linda Rogers in her fine poem, “Paper Stairs.” And as our relationship with home and family is a complicated and varied one, Ursula Pflug’s Hidden Brook Press anthology They Have to Take You In, provides the reader with ample evidence of the profound complexity of blood and clan.

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Power and Possessions
Jim Ronson

Power and Possessions

Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.

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Bad Day For Ralphie
Jim Christy

Bad Day For Ralphie

Jim Christy’s newest collection of short stories, Bad Day for Ralphie, published by Hidden Brook Press, is sometimes idiosyncratic and quirky, often funky and strange but always poignant and emotionally provocative. Even though they often have a funny twist they are none the less moving and will appeal to just about everyone. Jim Christy has been described as a master story teller. This collection proves the point.

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Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014
David Pratt

Apprehensions of Van Gogh: Selected Poems, 1960 – 2014

The settings for David Pratt’s poetry are as diverse as their content and form, including Canada, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Israel, France, Norway, Spain, and the isles of Greece. Certain themes recur: war is one of them, reflecting the poet’s childhood under German bombers in wartime England. Another theme is art and artists, celebrating the work of the Canadian Fred Varley, the Czech Jakub Schikaneder, the Norwegian Edvard Munch, and the Dutch van Gogh. Other poets and writers are memorialized: Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Isaac Babel, André Frénaud. Interspersed among these pieces are personal poems that record the heart`s journey across the decades.

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redirection
Brian Way

redirection

From its innovative sonnet sequence on Canada’s Prime Ministers to myriad ruminations on matters local and intimate, national and universal, Way’s redirection is a Canadian book of poetry that seeks, unceasingly, to lay bare the Canadian psyche and that of the world beyond.

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The Darker Edges of the Sky
Wayne Schlepp

The Darker Edges of the Sky

The deeper subjects of these fifty-eight spare poems—minute observations over some sixteen years of a single stretch of swamp and bush, and of the self that does the observing—include the alien/ kindred lives and deaths of birds, animals and trees; the miraculous gift of light; the relationship between ourselves and the world we observe (what difference does it make that, in us, the natural realm both is and is known?); and our troubled sense of time carrying us and our world ineluctably towards the known end of death and decay, and perhaps too the unknown we always sense beyond the surface of things. These poems are to be read carefully, turned over in the mind, and savoured with a slow and complex delight.

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Fringe Dwellers
Shane Joseph

Fringe Dwellers

Sid’s a war-hero and a bum, Gloria’s a beautiful luckless lover, Andrew’s a writer whose favourite haunt is the cemetery, and Julia is a priest with a dying congregation in a booming suburb. What have they in common? They are the Fringe Dwellers – people who once led normal lives until a sudden twist in the road sent them out onto the fringes of society. From the fringe they claw back meaning and redemption for their altered lives.

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A Month Without Snow
M.E. Scamer

A Month Without Snow

              In A Month Without Snow six people choose to live together for one month in an isolated farmhouse. Their time is documented on tape, in notes and through internal monologues, they are here for a reason, but what is it?   Never Cry, Woolf, is a one act play that asks the question: Where do we go after we die – at...

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Call Waiting
Merle Amodeo

Call Waiting

A love story of inner conflict for a TV reporter painted around the corporate landscape of the communication media. A former cop, now private detective, weaves through the story testing the bounds of a relationship. Characters find who they really are despite themselves.

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After the Flood
Shane Joseph

After the Flood

A tale of love, loss and lust in a fundamentalist society formed in the aftermath of a giant flood that destroyed most of the earth in 2012.

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In the Muddy Shoes of Morning
John B. Lee

In the Muddy Shoes of Morning

“In the Muddy Shoes of Morning!” is a wonderful book of poems- I see here the influences of your years on the farm, and this newer influence of the lake! – Mary Ann Mulhern

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Once Upon A Sandbox
Carolyn Wilker

Once Upon A Sandbox

A marvellous family friendly book that will lift your spirits. Once Upon a Sandbox, by C. R. Wilker, is a warm and gentle memoir about family life on a farm. It is about the farm and the individuals, the personalities, and the ties that bind them to each other.

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A Thief of Impeccable Taste
Glen Sorestad

A Thief of Impeccable Taste

With ‘A Thief of Impeccable Taste’ Glen Sorestad adds to his growing stature as one of Canada’s most enduring poets. A Thief of Impeccable Taste is poetry for people who may not think of themselves as poetry readers.

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North of Belleville
James Deahl

North of Belleville

Award-winning haiku poet, James Deahl, teams up with photographer Richard M. Grove (Tai) to create this striking full colour collection of haiku and photography. This noteworthy volume brings you ten haiku sequences and photographs, both celebrating the beauty of Ontario, especially Hastings and Wellington Counties – North of Belleville.

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an overbearing eye
Theodore Christou

an overbearing eye

Theodore Christou’s lucid, experimental poetry collection an overbearing eye offers a mind thinking and feeling in language and a voice of distinctive tonal vulnerability and self-irony.

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The Texture of Days, In Ash and Leaf
Bruce Kauffman

The Texture of Days, In Ash and Leaf

Bruce Kauffman doesn’t establish his voice as a grand authority, but rather, as a seeker, a sojourner; his is a poetry of both wisdom. The poems in this book are timeless mirrors to be read slowly with thought.

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When I Think On Your Lives
Tara Kainer

When I Think On Your Lives

Tara Kainer   ISBN: 978-1-897475-68-3 Trade Paperback: 101 pages Publication Date: June 1, 2011 Suggested Retail (Paperback): $17.95 Amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/When-I-Think-Your-Lives/dp/1897475683   Tara Kainer is a writer who pulls no punches – deeply self-examining, she takes on the natural world, love, war, and poverty, and insists on a human...

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Eel Pie Island Dharma
Chris Faiers

Eel Pie Island Dharma

I like books that open new worlds for me. This is one. It will take you on a tour of the weird and wonderful world of hippies—not as seen by an outsider or imagined by us ordinary people, but as remembered by a genuine draft-resisting, love-making, pot-smoking 1960s hippie.

Things like that couldn’t happen today. The world has changed. I remember going to a love-in on a California beach in 1966, where the security was provided by the Hells Angels and everything went swimmingly. Even with the brutality of the Vietnam War in the background, in some ways our society was more innocent then.

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Bottle and Glass
Morgan Wade

Bottle and Glass

Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War of 1812.

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The Last Stoic
Morgan Wade

The Last Stoic

The Last Stoic is a story of appetite and fear, both modern and ancient. Half of the story’s narrative occurs in the time and place of the ancient Roman Empire; the other half occurs in the present-day United States. The parallels between the two eras are so strong that the narrative continues uninterrupted as the setting shifts from historic Rome to modern America, alternating from chapter to chapter.

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