Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

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  1. The Danger Model
    Is the self inside the body / or is it the body / or can it leave? "How can you ask a question that you live inside?" Madelaine Caritas Longman's debut is an affecting, intelligent engagement with the often-paradoxical... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  2. Rail

    Rail

    By Miranda Pearson

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Tracks and ley-lines pull us, carry us / past Lindisfarne – or an imagined glimpse / drifting holy in the distance, / another reality running through it. A rail is a track, a support, and a barrier. In this collection,... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  3. Ganymede's Dog

    Ganymede's Dog

    By John Emil Vincent

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Took all this time to actually in fact bite our own tail to learn that that hurts; I guess it was worth it. / Developed a taste for tails. The prose poems of Ganymede's Dog startle myths back to life, whether Ganymede's abduction... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  4. Grotesque Tenderness

    Grotesque Tenderness

    By Daniel Cowper

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Afraid to be alone / we met by lamplight, trading stories: // Sin of Man was one, // Age of Science, another. More // prayers than answers. Daniel Cowper's debut poetry collection, Grotesque Tenderness, speaks for an unrooted... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  5. Delivering the News

    Delivering the News

    By Thomas O'Grady

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    War, Pestilence, Famine, Death. Was I deaf / to the headline roar of my unwieldy load? Engaging with the inevitability of change and flux, Thomas O'Grady's poems grapple with themes of death and rebirth, of loss and resiliency,... Learn More
    Published: 9th April 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  6. Look Here Look Away Look Again
    an orientation of thought in thinking how a / thought begins and then travels on to arrive / at another place connected and like-minded A work of art is never entirely present in itself but rather is always at large in the mind... Learn More
    Published: 9th April 2019
    Paperback | £13.99
  7. Translating Air

    Translating Air

    By Kath MacLean

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    The hunt over; the kill complete / limping towards perfection, padding / about the room, thorns in her thumbs / Hermes crawling on all fours – / That was the last I saw of Hilda. What is it to remember a life, to relive... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  8. The Night Chorus

    The Night Chorus

    By Harold Hoefle

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    A whistling through teeth. / He shuts his eyes but still sees / the red glow of exit signs. Harold Hoefle's The Night Chorus rises out of forests and country roads, bars and buses, cities and small towns. These locales are the... Learn More
    Published: 13th September 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  9. On High

    On High

    By Neil Surkan

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    All songs have skin, / all skin has holes. On High, Neil Surkan's debut collection of poetry, searches for spirits in myriad places. Wondering how, why, and when to act with a conscience, speakers try out steep hikes, strong... Learn More
    Published: 6th September 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  10. The Art of Dying

    The Art of Dying

    By Sarah Tolmie

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Hate to tell you, but you’re going to die. / Quite soon. Me, too. / Shuck off the wisdom while it’s warm. / Death does no harm / To wisdom. Sarah Tolmie’s second collection of poems is a traditional ars moriendi,... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  11. Short Histories of Light

    Short Histories of Light

    By Aidan Chafe

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Shiver. Swift whip of wind. / Fangs of the low front / stinging fierce as forest fires. / Frost thickening the stoop. In his debut collection, Short Histories of Light, Aidan Chafe recounts his Catholic upbringing in a household... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2018
    Paperback | £12.99
  12. Trio

    Trio

    By Sarah Tolmie

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Walk away before you are threadbare / Preserve your strength, preserve your curly hair / For others' use. Least I can do. / Let your fabric relax, snap back to mold / Another body and reveal its gold. A collection of 120 sonnets... Learn More
    Published: 6th February 2015
    Paperback | £11.99
  13. Tablature

    Tablature

    By Bruce Whiteman

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    From the "rubble [that] is the order of the day" in the opening poem to the longing for a "radiant happy ending" in the book's final line, Tablature is a book of poems that traverses a great swath of the heart's... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2015
    Paperback | £11.99
  14. The Winter Count

    The Winter Count

    By Dilys Leman

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    Although relatively few First Nations joined the 1885 Métis insurgence, the Canadian government reacted punitively, instituting draconian "Indian" policies whose ill-effects continue to resonate today. The Winter... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Paperback | £11.99
  15. Outside, Inside

    Outside, Inside

    By Michael Penny

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    "My best actions are a parrot's / bright feathers in the dark jungle / trying to catch your eye / with the colour and flight / which says, I am here / and trying to do what’s right." Do we make the universe, or... Learn More
    Published: 13th February 2014
    Paperback | £11.99
  16. Some Dance

    Some Dance

    By Ricardo Sternberg

    Series Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series

    McGill-Queen's University Press

    "To be able to pry apart: / this is object, this is subject / even though (confusion begins) / he can be both. Difficult then / to stand at the mirror and reflect: / I am this. This is what I am." Some Dance is a meditation... Learn More
    Published: 13th February 2014
    Paperback | £11.99
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