Archive for June, 2015

Barren The Fury

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

9781897141694

 

Poems by Brenda Leifso

What happens when the feminine — used, tortured, abused, neglected, extinguished —  finds its voice in anger? Brenda Leifso’s poems unflinchingly articulate the bare, post-elegiac music of negative epiphany, the place past benevolence and wishful thinking where “the heart is a chisel.” At once mythic threnody and anthem for doomed earth, Barren the Fury provides a lyric equivalent to such works of dire portent as James Lovelock’s Revenge of Gaia.Can there be any consolation amid such extinctions? If there is, Leifso’s uncompromising work suggests, it derives from the insightful voicing of atrocity and discernment of its mythic shape, and not in such polite delusions as “sustainable development.”   – Don McKay


Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

113 Bond Street St. John’s NL A1C 1T6   feralgrl@interlog.com

Pedlar Press publishes innovative, contemporary Canadian fiction & poetry, the occasional literary nonfiction title, works that preserve and extend the literary tradition that values experimentation in style & form. Writers include Sara Tilley, Joanna Page, Maureen Hynes, Soraya Peerbaye, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Martha Baillie, Kate Cayley, Emily McGiffin, Jan Zwicky, Stan Dragland, Aaron Peck, Anne Golden, Anne Fleming, Ronna Bloom, Barry Dempster, Aga Maksimowska, Maureen Scott Harris. . .

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Stan Dragland’s GERALD SQUIRES, Martha Baillie’s novel THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLÖGEL, and the full 2017 and 2016 lists may be purchased by scrolling down to posts below. To purchase other titles directly from Pedlar, contact publisher Beth Follett at:  feralgrl@interlog.com

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SUBMISSIONS: November 2017 update – Pedlar is not accepting submissions at this time.

The publisher wishes to acknowledge financial support received from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Newfoundland and Labrador Publishers Assistance Program.

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