06 – North Shore Series

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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That Not Forgotten
Bruce Kauffman

That Not Forgotten

The poetic voices in ‘That Not Forgotten’ have rallied together to paint a deeply personal portrait hand-tipped with nostalgia. The pulse of Lake Ontario’s north shore is felt on every page. Mimicking the historic and contemporary landscape, the pendulum swings from seasoned bards to freshly scratched voices worthy of an undivided eye.

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