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Coming right up: Crossing by Alison Watt (Fall, 2016)

April 2016

978-1-926655-93-2 | 5.5 by 8.5 inches | 68 pp | $16.95

After All the Scissor Work Is Done
by David Fraser

These poems play with memory, find out what's left on the cutting-room floor. David Fraser steers away from linear narrative, edits out connections, allows the reader room. But these are not pretty pieces: the poems scrape at the dark of human experience.

"The sepia of nostalgia creeps like a mist over these poems, yet the sharpness of his memories, imagined or otherwise, keeps the reader from lulling into complacency by asking that we confront, time and time again, our own human frailties and our own mortality. A brave book." (Naomi Beth Wakan, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo, B.C.)

April 2016

978-1-926655-96-3 | 5 x 7 inches | 24 pp | $10.00

The Bathymetry of Lax Kwaxl by Sheila Peters
by Sheila Peters

One week, one year, one lifetime of paddling
does not reveal the bathymetry of Lax Kwaxl.

Islands float and the ocean becomes dry land.
The minus tides slit the belly and stories spill
glistening out: a scuttling crab, the foot
of a moon snail sliding from its shell.

5.5 x 6.5| 36 pp | 978-1-926655-97-0 | $15.00

Four Neat Holes is a short suite of thirteen poems that examines loss and grief through the eyes of four children growing up and coming of age. Four Neat Holes is written in a wry, matter-of-fact tone that surprises the reader with its surrealist imagery. Each poem is paired with a work of original art by Mo Hamilton, who created this series with both sketch-work and collage.

the piano compressed the carpet, under the weight
of our parents' wedding photos. four neat holes.

"The One Black Key" by Al Rempel

Leaf Press Awards:

A Quiet Coming of Light by Jude Neale was short-listed for the 2015 League of Canadian Poets Pat Lowther Award.
Emilia Nielsen's Surge Narrows was short-listed for the 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award by the League of Canadian Poets.
Joanne Thorwaldson's thirteen poems for releasing love was shortlisted for the 2013 bpNichol chapbook award.
Adrienne Gruber's chapbook Mimic won the 2012 bpNichol chapbook award.
Jude Neale's Only the Fallen Can See was long lisited for the 2012 Relit Awards.
Kirsty Elliot's True short-listed for the 2012 Gerald Lampert Award and long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Awards.
Tina Biello was shortlisted for the Bressani Prize at the Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre for Momenti.
Susan Musgrave and Leanne Boschman were short-listed for the ReLit Awards for their Leaf titles.
Susan Musgrave's Obituary of Light was short-listed for the CAA Award for Poetry.
K. Louise Vincent's The Discipline of Undressing long-listed for the ReLit Awards.
Kim Goldberg's Ride Backwards on Dragon shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award.
Allan Brown's Imagines co-winner of 2009 bpNichol Chapbook Award.

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