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Coming in September

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

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Pedlar in September in Ontario

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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Barren The Fury

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

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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

Beth Follett Publisher

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, Robert Mellin, Brenda Leifso, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Ken Sparling, Martha Baillie, Kate Cayley, Stan Dragland, Emily McGiffin, Sonja Greckol, nathan dueck, Jan Zwicky, Phil Hall, Anne Fleming, Ronna Bloom, Yoko’s Dogs, Jane Munro, Jacob Wren, Aga Maksimowska, Maureen Hynes, Maureen Harris. . .

Click on the various Pages to see Pedlar’s full front and back lists.

All Pedlar Press titles are in print, all may be ordered from your local independent bookseller, from www.alllitup.ca (the new all-Canadian online bookstore), from www.amazon.ca, or directly from Pedlar Press. To purchase directly from Pedlar, contact Beth Follett at:  feralgrl@interlog.com

For inquiries regarding submissions, please send an e-mail message to the Publisher. NB It is Pedlar policy to not open attachments from querying authors.

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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May we have the envelopes, please

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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CREATIVE BOOK AWARD WINNER:  Emily McGiffin’s Subduction Zone has won the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment Environmental Creative Writing Book Award.

Judges said of her book:  “McGiffin’s poetry startles and provokes, even as it pleases and draws the reader in. Impressively, she takes on subject matter as immense as empire – its power over us yet vulnerability to self-destruction – and makes it vivid, personal, and immediate.”

Emily McGiffin is a PhD student in York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her PhD research investigates socioeconomic, cultural and environmental change in extraction-based communities of rural South Africa and Canada and the ways in which the literature of these regions engages with these concerns. In addition to Subduction Zone, she is the author of the poetry collection Between Dusk and Night (Brick Books, 2012) and has published widely in literary magazines across Canada.

Judges: Ross Gay (Indiana University), Joni Tevis (Furman University), and Scott Knickerbocker (The College of Idaho)

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http://www.asle.org/stay-informed/asle-book-award-winners-announced/

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Kate Cayley’s How You Were Born has won the 2015 Trillium Book Award (Ontario).

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2015/06/17/kate-cayley-wins-2015-trillium-book-award.html

Cayley’s work is long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor Short Fiction Award (Cork, Ireland).

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Heartiest congratulations to both authors.