A flash mob of ants. Maple saplings growing up through an abandoned car. A landscape haunted by what is neither ghost nor spirit nor angel.

In this suite of eighteen exquisite poems, Don Domanski contemplates our place in the natural world with an agnosticism bordering on faith.

Don Domanski was born and raised in Cape Breton and now lives in Halifax. The author of nine books of poetry, he is a recipient of the Governor General's Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award.

His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Czech, Portuguese, Arabic, and Chinese.

“If a modest intention of poetry is to stop time, then Don Domanski succeeds masterfully in Fetishes of the Floating World. This numbered series of eighteen reflective poems, published by espresso (an imprint of paperplates books) in a beautifully crafted chapbook, is in lockstep with eternity.”
— Nicholas Power, Cadence #4

4.75 x 8.5 in., 28 pages, hand sewn and bound, with french flaps

ISBN 978-0-9866214-2-0

Published, May 2015, in an edition of 150 numbered copies.

Price: $12 + $2 S/H

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In this collection, Sandra Alland composes at the bizarre intersection of disability poetics, computer software, queer feminism and translation.

From the afterword:
“I have fibromyalgia, a condition that causes fatigue, cognitive disturbances and severe pain. I once spent two years barely able to hold a pen. One of the ways I cope with fibromyalgia pain is to use voice-activated software — a program called Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The computer types what I dictate. Or so the theory goes ... ”

Alland is also the author of Proof of a Tongue (McGilligan Books, Toronto, 2004), Blissful Times (BookThug, Toronto, 2007) and Here's To Wang (Forest Publications, Edinburgh, 2009).

Co-winner of the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award

4.75 x 8.5 in., 32 pages, hand sewn and bound, with french flaps

ISBN 978-0-9866214-1-3

Published, December 2012, in an edition of 150 numbered copies. [Sold out]

Geese haphazardly assembling
fall down through dark
and wild swans neck and neck
fly low
in the early morning parabola of this broken bowl.

Ten poems by novelist and publisher Beth Follett.

5.5 × 8.5 inches, 24 pages, hand-sewn into paper covers
Edition of 150 copies
ISBN 978-0-98666214-0-6
Published in 2010 [Sold out]

Autumn was delivered from the mouth of a crow,
cawing. Dark laughter.
Bright skies cheered us on
but we had nothing to say. We invented
pleasant greetings in the cool,
invigorating sunlight.

Memory, loss, and mourning figure in this poignant collection by the novelist Martha Baillie.

4.75 × 8.75 inches, 24 pages, hand-sewn into paper covers
Edition of 75 copies.
ISBN 0-9680457-4-X
Published in 2002 [Sold out]

In Hanky, the narrator’s lonely, ordered life is thrown off course when she is tricked into taking care of a less than lovable shi-tzu for what is promised will be only a few days. But when the dog freezes to death on her apartment balcony, she faces a dilemma: tell the owners the truth and pay the possibly outrageous price or find a more or less convincing replacement? In working out the solution, she will discover that life’s disasters may also, absurdly enough, have their rewards.

4.5 × 7.5 inches, 46 pages, hand-sewn into paper covers
Edition of 50 copies
ISBN 0-9680457-3-1
Published in 2001 [Sold out]