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A world made anew

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Just because I am the publisher of Pedlar Press books doesn’t mean I have lost my objectivity. I wish to emphasize that the world is made anew by any and all Pedlar titles. If you’ve never read a Pedlar title I beseech you to do so now. Today.

—Beth Follett

a small garden

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

 

 

Pedlar Press titles are always available direct from the publisher. To give a book to someone you love is to give a small garden. In this beautiful troubled world, a small garden is Paradise. Love & Peace to All.

 

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Kate Cayley, 2015 Governor General’s Award for Fiction nominee

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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September releases

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

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Why do I love this book? … Let me count the ways.

      I’m hooked first of all by Dragland’s honesty. When he moved to Newfoundland, he says, he brought an ignorance as big as all outdoors. And I relish his openness, his patient noodling as he explores the artistic riches of his new home – while not ignoring its legacy of pride, shame, defiance. Finally, when he hunkers down with specific books, I’m riveted by what he finds: the sheer quality of the Newfoundland flowering. Stan Dragland is our finest reader/critic, and Strangers and Others celebrates work that can stand with notable achievements from anywhere.

      What’s not to love?

 —Dennis Lee

 

 

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Maureen Hynes writes like a painter paints — with a vivid sensuality, attuned to the eye as well as the ear. She is a poet curious about the use of things. Roaming through faith traditions, through Andalucian streets, she chronicles things lost — letters unsent, pianos no longer played, the body injured — and gestures toward recovery, if not in fact, then in poetry. A wise and humanistic scholar, she studies the flaw inherent in the materials, be they stone or wool or flesh, that makes them what they are, and through this lens, illuminates the absurdity of human hubris. . .[T]hese gorgeous poems, lush as van Gogh, detailed as the Dutch masters, offer up their own rich and nuanced redemption.

— Rachel Rose

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