Books is pleased to announce the much-anticipated launch of
Mercenary English, by Mercedes Eng
6 x 8 | Paper | 110 pp. | ISBN 978-0-9879052-0-8 | $15
A joint-launch with Marie Annharte, whose Indigena Awry is just out from New Star.
Saturday March 16th
People's Co-Op Books
1391 Commercial Drive
a mercenary pursuit to unsettle, rechart, and set ships in motion.
woman at the helm. “dead, almost and alive” making the money, women
hold it down. honey cake. workshirts mended, an arsenal in her pocket,
at the ready, everyday the frontlines. body of work on the table, more
weapons in the drawer. “words are confusing…what’s the one for the big
men dressed in boots and helmets holding shields, holding assault
rifles?” interlocking violences to be disarmed, we call war. with all
her might Eng speaks from experience, intervenes to right the vertical,
spits hard words that shine like justice and the concrete trembles.
“the eagles know”
-- Cecily Nicholson
she knows complicit explicit illicit attack apology abattoir she is
poet opticon sposed she maps narrative down her turquoise hustle her
vortex velocity slams scenes frontline back alley corner she is fierce
flash authentic arsenal of poems she chants protest she lookin tight
women in grid stare surveillance back she speaks sex sweet easy she
says come in come out fill in whole sisters now know how Mercedes
spells out stasis sťance how disappeared women scream shout volatile
skin of text strikes oscillates back upside down fist upward soars
improbable limits of the expressible she is percussive what comes round
-- Marie Annharte
One More Once: for Pierre Coupey's 70th
One More Once: for Pierre Coupey's 70th celebrates Pierre's exceptional achievements as painter, poet, and TCR founder and editor. 60 writers, artists, friends, and collaborators contribute to the volume. There are spirited pieces by George Bowering, Peter Culley, Brian Fawcett, Brian Fisher, Marion Llewellyn, Daphne Marlatt, Er√≠n Moure, Michael Ondaatje, Stan Persky, Meredith Quartermain, Arnold Shives, George Stanley, Sharon Thesen, Fred Wah, Alan Wood, and others.
CUE Books is pleased to announce the launch of
Species Branding by Danielle LaFrance:
Saturday October 1st
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Pulp Fiction Books
2422 Main Street @ E. Broadway
"Abjection, translation, insurrection: in LaFrance's Species Branding these coordinates give new garb to some of poetry's most enduring idealisms and abstractions: beauty, desire, and friendship. No frame is left uncatalogued. Every bastion of the bourgeoisie is stormed. Every wall - every gender - is scaled. In other words, 'revolution ends here, man.'"
6 x 8 | Paper | 72 pp. | ISBN: 978-0-9810122-8-5 | $15
CUE books launch: Louis Cabri's Poetryworld
Join Louis Cabri and Roy Miki, in a joint CUE/New Star production, at People's Co-op books on Commercial Drive, Thursday August 4th at 8:00pm. Louis will be reading from his new book Poetryworld; Roy will be launching his latest, Mannequin Rising (New Star). Refreshments will be served. Free.
"In Poetryworld, you may qualify for Mensa once you exit Cabri's beguiling and expansive brainstorm. Freshly reflected, spacious chords of gusty, switched up social critique with charm to spare."
- Lissa Wolsak
Louis Cabri reads from Poetryworld
(with Rosemary Nixon and Roy Miki)
7:30 p.m., Wednesday 6 April
Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall
University of Windsor
CUE announces its 2010 publications:
Danielle LaFrance's Species Branding and Louis Cabri's Poetryworld. Stay tuned for launch and readings info!
CUE announces its 2009 publications:
Soma Feldmar's Other and Roger Farr's anthology Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (Vol.2).