New Releases

Elizabeth Bachinsky a Finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Posted by on April 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Nightwood Editions is pleased to announce that poet Elizabeth Bachinsky has just been named a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her most recent volume The Hottest Summer in Recorded History. Presented annually by the League of Canadian Poets, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award carries a $1,000 prize and is given to a […]

Renée Sarojini Saklikar Nominated for Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Posted by on March 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Congratulations to Renée Sarojini Saklikar, who has been nominated for the BC Book Prizes’, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for her poetry collection children of air india. This award acknowledges the achievements of British Columbia authors of poetry. children of air india is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within […]

Renee Saklikar’s book launch in New Westminster

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Renée Sarojini Saklikar‘s children of air india is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma. The work is animated by a proposition: that violence, both personal and collective, produces continuing sonar, an echolocation that finds us, even when we choose to be unaware or indifferent. “Sarojini Saklikar […]

Brad Cran in Poetry Bash at Vancouver Writers Fest

Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Always a Festival favourite, this year’s Poetry Bash is a star-studded event featuring six of the best. Master of contemporary mythology Anne Carson joins former Poet Laureate of Vancouver Brad Cran, Pulitzer Prize–winner Paul Muldoon and Governor General’s Literary Award–winner Anne Michaels. Newfoundland’s Michael Crummey appears with his first poetry collection in a decade. Mathew […]

Debut collection from Danny Jacobs

Posted by on August 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Nightwood has a new book on our shelf from maritime poet Danny Jacobs. Copies of his debut poetry collection, Songs That Remind Us of Factories, arrived last week and are now available for purchase from the Nightwood book page or at Harbour Publishing. The poems in Songs that Remind Us of Factories explore how we […]

Jay MillAr’s new Toronto Quarterly interview

Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Have a look at this new Toronto Quarterly interview with poet Jay MillAr. Asked to define his new collection, Jay offered this description of Timely Irreverence: I suppose it would be me advocating that poetry (a term synonymous with creativity) be part of one’s everyday life, for noticing that creativity is not something that is separate from the […]

Tim Bowling & Theresa Shea Launch Books at Gibsons Public Art Gallery

Posted by on July 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm

The Gibsons Live Poets Society, Nightwood Editions and Brindle & Glass present an evening of poetry and prose with Tim Bowling and Theresa Shea on Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery (431 Marine Drive, Lower Gibsons). For more information, visit our events calendar here, or phone (604) 883-2730. Donations […]

NEW In Antarctica Book Club Guide & Teaching Resources

Posted by on July 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage, published by Nightwood Editions, is the new travel memoir by Vancouver Island University professor Jay Ruzesky. Ruzesky’s famous ancestor Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who became the first person to reach the South Pole, and one hundred years later, Ruzesky followed his footsteps all the way to Antarctica himself. […]

Jay Ruzesky tours BC with In Antarctica

Posted by on May 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

Poet, English professor and explorer Jay Ruzesky sets out on a BC book tour this week, sharing tales from his new travel memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage. Don’t miss this chance to explore the wilderness of the Antarctic through Jay’s animated readings and slideshow. Saturday, May 25 at 1pm – 10 Old Books in […]

Tim Bowling Launches Milestone Book in Edmonton

Posted by on April 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Edmonton author Tim Bowling kick-started a notable career when he published his first poetry collection, Low Water Slack, in 1995. Now, eighteen years later, he has published ten collections of poetry, two books of non-fiction, published four novels, and has won both national and international awards for his work. Bowling celebrates twenty years of writing […]