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what the world said Jason Camlot ISBN 978-1-77126-016-9 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 104 pages $17.00 Can/USA October 2013 When not-very-religious Montreal poet Jason Camlot’s father died, he decided to practice the strict one-year period of mourning of the religious Jew, which included attending synagogue every single day. What The World Said, Camlot's fourth full poetry collection, is an updated Kaddish for the post-google age, exploring the meaning of ignorance in the face of death—ignorance of how to practice sadness and rituals of mourning, and of how properly to experience longing and loss. Camlot manipulates a wide range of forms to mine the relationship between the most intimate kinds of grief and the impersonal flood of discourse that the world pours upon us.

Jason Camlot is the author of three previous collections of poetry, The Debaucher (Insomniac Press, 2008), Attention All Typewriters (DC Books, 2005), and The Animal Library (DC Books, 2001). He co-edited the essay anthology Language Acts (Vehicule Press, 2007), about English-language poetry in Québec, and has done extensive research into sound recordings of 19th- and 20th-century poetry. Jason teaches Victorian literature, among other things, at Concordia University in Montreal. He edits the Punchy Poetry imprint for DC Books. Praise for Jason Camlot

Promotional Highlights

“The Animal Library marks the debut of a remarkable poet — a poet of the flesh...” — Marjorie Perloff

Launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Hamilton. Review copies mailed to print and online publications. Pitch to writers’ festivals, Jewish Book Festivals and community groups. Extensive promotion via social media.

"Camlot’s book is a total delight. There’s nothing he can’t do." —Alexander Porco

Audience base: Toronto, Montreal.

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new poetry

our days in vaudeville

Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto’s Yonge Street wearing signs like “Writer Going To Hell,” selling over 7,000 poetry and fiction chapbooks. A long-time literary press activist, he is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective, Editor at Mansfield Press, and for eight years was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine. He is the author of two collaborative novels, two story collections, seven poetry books, and the novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, which co-won the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Fiction on a Jewish Theme. He has also published a collection of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, and co-edited the anthology Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament. Buying Cigarettes for the Dog won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His most recent poetry book is You Exist. Details Follow. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

Stuart Ross et al. ISBN 978-1-77126-024-4 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 120 pages $17.00 Can/USA October 2013 Cobourg poet Stuart Ross believes collaboration allows him to be part of poems — and the kinds of poems — he would never write on his own. He also believes the best poems are ones that explode the author’s own intentions. In this book, Ross takes the stage in the vaudeville act that is collaborative poetry with writers from across Canada. The results are sometimes beautifully harmonic, sometimes chaotically slapstick — but they are always as unpredictable as a live performance. And with the occasional exquisite pratfall. Ross's collaborators include Kasey Ball, Gary Barwin, Alice Burdick, Sarah Burgoyne, Jason Camlot, Michael Dennis, Clarice Eckford, Tanya Finestone, Verne Good, Mark Laba, Jay MillAr, Leigh Nash, Peter Norman, Jim Smith, Gillian Sze, Paul Vermeersch, Tom Walmsley and others.

Praise for Stuart Ross “Ross doesn’t waste a word, and the impact is often breaktaking.” — Susan Cole, NOW

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“Stuart Ross uses humour as a subversive weapon.” — Barbara Carey, The Toronto Star

Launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Cobourg, Guelph, Hamilton. Review copies mailed to print and online publications. Pitch to writers’ festivals. Extensive promotion via social media.

Also by Stuart Ross (as editor) Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament ISBN 978-1-894469-48-7 $16.95 Can/USA

Audience base: Toronto, Cobourg, Kingston, Vancouver, Ottawa.

ISBN 978-1-894469-48-7

$16.95 Canada $16.95 U.S.A.

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Sandra Alland ✺ Larissa Andrusyshyn ✺ Steven Artelle Tara Azzopardi ✺ Jonathan Ball ✺ Gary Barwin derek beaulieu & Andrew Topel ✺ Jonathan Bennett George Bowering ✺ Shannon Bramer ✺ Stephen Brockwell Mike Buckthought ✺ Alice Burdick ✺ Stephen Cain Chris Chambers ✺ George Elliott Clarke ✺ Stewart Cole Claudia Coutu Radmore ✺ Linda Lee Crosfield ✺ Michael Dennis Ann Diamond ✺ Adam Dickinson ✺ Christopher Doda Mark D Dunn ✺ Amanda Earl ✺ Hermann Eberl Amatoritsero Ede ✺ Maureen Egan ✺ Chris Faiers Laura Farina ✺ Andrew Faulkner ✺ Jesse Patrick Ferguson Laurie Fuhr ✺ Patrick Gass ✺ yaqoob ghaznavi David Greer ✺ Gwendolyn Guth ✺ Nathan Hauch Jamie Hawes ✺ Jason Heroux ✺ Joanna Lilley James Lindsay ✺ Jeanette Lynes ✺ Nyla Matuk clay mccann ✺ Marcus McCann ✺ Christine McNair Peter McPhee ✺ kevin mcpherson eckhoff ✺ Bruce Meyer ´ George Murray ✺ Leigh Nash ✺ Lillian Necakov Fraser Nelund ✺ The Poets of Nova Institution Vincent Ponka ✺ K.I. Press ✺ Robert Priest Michael Eden Reynolds ✺ Stan Rogal ✺ Joe Rosenblatt Stuart Ross ✺ Ingrid Ruthig ✺ Jeremy Sandler Greg Santos ✺ Brenda Schmidt ✺ Guy Simser Jim Smith ✺ H. Masud Taj ✺ Daniel Scott Tysdal Priscila Uppal ✺ Steve Venright

The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament (for the second time in a year!) on December 30, 2009, he punted many vital bills into oblivion. But he also inspired hundreds of poems after Mansfield Press announced this government-toppling anthology. This book gathers a range of responses—from outrage to slapstick—by acclaimed poets (including Canada’s first Parliamentary Poet Laureate and several winners of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry), previously unpublished poets and, to paraphrase Stephen Harper, ordinary working Canadians.

Rogue Stimulus

Rogue Stimulus The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament Edited By Stephen Brockwell & Stuart Ross

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complete surprising fragments of improbable books Stephen Brockwell

Stephen Brockwell is the author of four earlier poetry books, The Wire in Fences (Balmuir, 1988), The Cometology (ECW Press, 2001), Fruitfly Geographic (ECW, 2004), and The Real Made Up (ECW Press, 2007. He spent the first half of his life in Montreal, and the second half in Ottawa. He hasn’t yet determined where he will spend the third half. He is co-editor of the online journal Poetics. Praise for Stephen Brockwell

ISBN 978-1-77126-012-1 Paper 5 by 9, 96 pages $17.00 Can/USA October 2013 Ottawa poet Stephen Brockwell has stumbled upon a vault of startling — and non-existent — collections of outrageous poetry. This compendium of verse, Brockwell's fifth full-length collection, draws from this imaginary motherlode, showing the poet at his most incisive, most harrowing, and funniest. Here you’ll find narrative poems from The Big Book of Confessions and Apologies by Self-Aware Addicted Persons, rapturous bureaucratic odes from The Evangelical Handbook for Engineers, and lyric delights of excess from Cantos of the 1%. Let Brockwell take you on a tour of the finest poetry books that never existed!

“Stephen Brockwell’s Cometology holds rare and authentic promise.” – Harold Bloom “No one joins poetry and science as fluidly as Stephen Brockwell. The Crawdad Cantos contains what has become one of my favourite Canadian poems. ‘A Primer for Drainage’ is from The Evangelical Handbook for Engineers, a wonderful conceit to pull together the world of the spirit and the material world of the engineer, builder, scientist.” — Mark Frutkin, Ottawa Poetry Newsletter

Promotional Highlights Launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Hamilton. Review copies mailed to print and online publications. Pitch to writers’ festivals. Extensive promotion via social media.

Also by Stephen Brockwell (as editor) Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament ISBN 978-1-894469-48-7 $16.95 Can/USA

Audience base: Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto .

ISBN 978-1-894469-48-7

$16.95 Canada $16.95 U.S.A.

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Sandra Alland ✺ Larissa Andrusyshyn ✺ Steven Artelle Tara Azzopardi ✺ Jonathan Ball ✺ Gary Barwin derek beaulieu & Andrew Topel ✺ Jonathan Bennett George Bowering ✺ Shannon Bramer ✺ Stephen Brockwell Mike Buckthought ✺ Alice Burdick ✺ Stephen Cain Chris Chambers ✺ George Elliott Clarke ✺ Stewart Cole Claudia Coutu Radmore ✺ Linda Lee Crosfield ✺ Michael Dennis Ann Diamond ✺ Adam Dickinson ✺ Christopher Doda Mark D Dunn ✺ Amanda Earl ✺ Hermann Eberl Amatoritsero Ede ✺ Maureen Egan ✺ Chris Faiers Laura Farina ✺ Andrew Faulkner ✺ Jesse Patrick Ferguson Laurie Fuhr ✺ Patrick Gass ✺ yaqoob ghaznavi David Greer ✺ Gwendolyn Guth ✺ Nathan Hauch Jamie Hawes ✺ Jason Heroux ✺ Joanna Lilley James Lindsay ✺ Jeanette Lynes ✺ Nyla Matuk clay mccann ✺ Marcus McCann ✺ Christine McNair Peter McPhee ✺ kevin mcpherson eckhoff ✺ Bruce Meyer ´ George Murray ✺ Leigh Nash ✺ Lillian Necakov Fraser Nelund ✺ The Poets of Nova Institution Vincent Ponka ✺ K.I. Press ✺ Robert Priest Michael Eden Reynolds ✺ Stan Rogal ✺ Joe Rosenblatt Stuart Ross ✺ Ingrid Ruthig ✺ Jeremy Sandler Greg Santos ✺ Brenda Schmidt ✺ Guy Simser Jim Smith ✺ H. Masud Taj ✺ Daniel Scott Tysdal Priscila Uppal ✺ Steve Venright

The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament (for the second time in a year!) on December 30, 2009, he punted many vital bills into oblivion. But he also inspired hundreds of poems after Mansfield Press announced this government-toppling anthology. This book gathers a range of responses—from outrage to slapstick—by acclaimed poets (including Canada’s first Parliamentary Poet Laureate and several winners of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry), previously unpublished poets and, to paraphrase Stephen Harper, ordinary working Canadians.

Rogue Stimulus

Rogue Stimulus The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament Edited By Stephen Brockwell & Stuart Ross

3/3/10 3:45:59 PM


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monkey soap Glen Downie

Glen Downie was born in Winnipeg, worked in cancer care for many years in Vancouver, and now lives in Toronto. In 1999, he served as Writer-in-Residence at Dalhousie University’s Medical Humanities Program. He has published several collections of poetry including Loyalty Management, which won the 2008 Toronto Book Award. His most recent book is Left for Right (Pedlar Press, 2012).

ISBN 978-1-77126-028-2 Paper 5 by 8, 96 pages $17.00 Can/USA October 2013 A sculptor, someone said, carves an elephant from a block of stone by chipping away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant. So in Monkey Soap, Glen Downie wields a poet’s incisive chisel to reveal poems hidden in other people’s prose. Not only a sculptor of language, but a loving archaeologist of lost or abandoned voices, Downie ministers here to words from distant eras and disciplines: an 1825 treatise on gourmandism; an early 20th century penmanship training manual; the cynical dialogue of film noir; food essays from the rationed war years; a 1964 handyman’s guide; and sartorial advice from the 1990s. What he elsewhere calls “a choir of available voices” makes new and strange music in this eccentric collection. Try Monkey Soap. It’s good for washing dull familiarity off our language, and the dirt out of our ears. In so doing, it restores a poetry we didn’t realize was there.

Praise for Glen Downie “Each word and phrase is chosen with care, with wit and to great effect. In a world where everything is point and click, Downie makes you sit and contemplate.” — Ellen Lewkowicz, Toronto Public Library “The fidelity of the telling is such that we can trust Downie to poetically forge these bonds, and sometimes break them, in lines that are spare and breath-aware” — Shane Neilson, Arc Poetry Magazine

Promotional Highlights Launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Hamilton. Review copies mailed to print and online publications. Pitch to writers’ festivals. Extensive promotion via social media. Audience base: Toronto, Vancouver.

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new fiction

dear leaves, i miss you all Sara Heinonen ISBN 978-1-77126-020-6 Paper 5.5 by 8.5, 200 pages $20.00 Can/USA October 2013 Sara Heinonen’s short stories have appeared in Event, Taddle Creek, This Magazine, Fiddlehead, Grain, The New Quarterly and The Dalhousie Review. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture and has been designing landscapes and gardens for twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons and blogs at saraheinonen.com. Dear Leaves, I Miss You All is her first book.

A naïve young woman falls for a brooding furniture designer; three teenagers try to sort out their friendships and their future while their parents behave like teenagers; a neurotic environmentalist hides behind the laundry boxes in her local superstore. Toronto writer Sara Heinonen’s first collection of stories is populated with characters forced to confront unusual circumstances and environments as they try to connect with the people who wander into their landscapes. When disappointment or disaster loom, they look to nature for solace, but sometimes nature itself is the threat. This is fiction that is fascinated with the moments when life gets stranger and somehow more beautiful.

Promotional Highlights Launches in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Guelph, Hamilton. Review copies mailed to print and online publications. Pitch to writers’ festivals. Extensive promotion via social media. Audience base: Toronto

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selected backlist fiction Flip Turn Paula Eisenstein

The Art of Sufficient Conclusions Sarah Dearing

978-1-894469-82-1 Paper 5.5 by 8.5, 194 pages $19.95 Can/USA

978-1-894469-78-4 Paper 5 by 8, 230 pages $19.95 Can/USA

The Lucky Child Marianne Apostolides

A Love Supreme Kent Nussey

978-1-894469-47-0 Paper 6 by 9, 208 pages $19.95 Can/USA

978-1-894469-11-9 Paper 6 by 9, 206 pages $17.95 Can/USA

non-fiction In Municipal Mind, celebrated poet Pier Giorgio Di Cicco turns his powerful gift for reflection to cities and creativity – to the locus of everyday encounter where the issues of multiculturalism and globalization impact our lives. Through his search to deliniate the “soul” of the city, Di Cicco offers powerful lessons on the importance of human intimacy in building communities. Municipal Mind is a unique manifesto and an impassioned plea to renew and safeguard our sense of home. This book captures the very essence of the creative community, its great potential, its contradictions, and the challenges we all face. -Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class He has probed and prodded and turned the whole creative cities project on its head to tease out the true nature of the relationship between cities, artists and the complex communities that find themselves pressed up against one another. John Lorinc, author of The New City At the core of his project of thinking on our collective future is a proposition for being -- together, creative, free, in our city. This man's mind is a thing of generous beauty.

pier giorgio di cicco

978-1-894469-39-5 Paper 6 by 9, 336 pages $21.95 Can/USA

Municipal Mind Manifestos for the Creative City

Municipal Mind

Imagining Toronto Amy Lavender Harris

Bruce Mau, author of Massive Change His view is fresh air that rises above the fetid self-absorption and self-referential miasma that so characterizes the celebration of creativity in cities today. Joel Kotkin, author of The City: A Global History Di Cicco’s excellent book will find a home in the hearts of those who want to understand the indispensible connection between the building of liveable cities and the growth of the human spirit. David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto

Municipal Mind Manifestos for the Creative City Pier Giorgio Di Cicco 978-1-894469-32-6 Paper 5 by 9, 86 pages $16.95 Can/USA

Mansfield Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-894469-26-5 ISBN-10: 1-894469-26-7

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Municipal Mind Manifestos for the Creative City Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

$16.95 Canada $12.95 U.S.A.

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poetry What’s the Score? David W. McFadden

Be Calm, Honey David W. McFadden

978-1-894469-62-3 Paper 5 by 9, 62 pages $16.95 Can/USA

Nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize

Teeth George Bowering

978-1-894469-56-2 Paper 5 by 9, 168 pages $19.95 Can/USA

Nominated for the Governor General’s Award Water Damage Peter Norman

978-1-77126-000-8 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 120 pages $16.95 Can/USA

978-1-77126-008-4 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 96 pages $16.95 Can/USA

Summer Sport: Poems Priscila Uppal

In This Thin Rain Nelson Ball

978-1-894469-94-4 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 144 pages $16.95 Can/USA

978-1-894469-66-1 Paper 5.85 by 8.875, 82 pages $16.95 Can/USA

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