NPM Bundle #1


For only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)—you'll receive:

Resisting Canada, an anthology featuring 28 poets, edited, with an introduction, by Nyla Matuk, that addresses, among other things, Indigenous agency, cultural belonging, environmental anxieties, and racial privilege.

AND

Stranger by Nyla Matuk

Nyla Matuk’s provocative, unabashedly sensual voice leads us to revelations about how our lives are increasingly disembodied by social media’s flattened, outward identity markers.
NPM Bundle #3 - The Poets Laureate


For only $18 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping) you'll receive these two books of poetry from Signal Editions:

Hooking is Mary Dalton's fifth poetry collection. Barbara Carey in the Toronto Star called it “a celebration of creation.” Mary Dalton is the poet laureate of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Radio Weather by Shoshanna Wingate explores the tension between personal imperatives and fickle outside forces in taut, unsentimental, immaculately-constructed poems. Shoshanna Wingate is the poet laureate of Sackville, New Brunswick.

MORE POETRY BUNDLES!

NPM Bundle #1, featuring Resisting Canada and Stranger for only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)

NPM Bundle #2, featuring The Outer Wards, All I Have Learned is Where I Have Been, What We Carry, and The Suicide's Son, for only $35 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)
Talking to a Portrait
Rosalind M. Pepall

The unexpected turns and obsessions of a curator's job.

This is a collection of stories about art works--whether an oil portrait, a wilderness explorer's sketchbook or a Tiffany lamp--and how the author fell under their spell. Few people are aware of the work, the emotion, and the obsessions of a curator's job. Exhibitions come and go; they are forgotten after a few years, but they live on in the curator's memory.

In these fifteen essays we encounter artists falling in and out of love, family tragedies, the creation of the Stanley Cup, the secrets of Tiffany, Antiques Roadshow, a rootless baroness, the design craze for aluminum, small Japanese boxes called kogos, watercolour sketchbooks of the Canadian north, a beautiful prayer room in Montreal, gondolas flying through windows in Venice, and Moscovites who love Goldfinger.

Pepall’s stories sparkle with clarity and leave one with a sense that art is an amazing, worthwhile, occasionally mysterious human activity.

Archival black and white photographs and colour plates—including Edwin Holgate’s Ludivine, one of the most beloved and recognizable Canadian portraits ever painted—make this book a must-have for art lovers, students, academics, museum-goers and readers interested in the role art plays in the creation of our lives.
Dominoes at the Crossroads
Kaie Kellough

Linked portraits from the Afro-Canadian diaspora.

Dominoes at the Crossroads maps an alternate Canada—one crisscrossed by a Caribbean diaspora seeking music, futures, and portals to their past.

In this collection of stories, Kaie Kellough’s characters navigate race, history, and coming-of-age by way of their confessions and dreams. Through the eyes of jazz musicians, hitchhikers, quiet suburbanites, student radicals, secret agents, historians, and their fugitive slave ancestors, Kellough guides us from the cobblestones of Montreal’s Old Port to the foliage of a South American rainforest, from a basement in wartime Paris to an underground antique shop in Montréal during the October Crisis, allowing the force of imagination to tip the balance of time like a line of dominoes.

An internationally acclaimed sound performer and writer, Kaie Kellough’s books include Accordéon, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and Magnetic Equator, shortlisted for the 2019 QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Born in Calgary, he currently lives in Montréal.

Lost Family
John Barton

A bold experiment in autobiography, Lost Family: A Memoir is a book of sonnets that centres around the deaths of John Barton’s parents and sister, but also tracks much of the poet’s early life in Alberta through to a complicated, restless adulthood. Alongside accounts of love, friends and heroes, intolerance, AIDS, and the struggle for equality, Barton’s collection of poems—his first in six years—explores how being queer rewrites and expands society’s sense of lineage, both given and chosen.
Press

On NPM Bundle #1:
"What makes Resisting Canada

On 1984 Trilogy Bundle:
"Through multiple links that weave between the imagination of cybernetics and the history of literature, Plamondon's novel is a vibrant tribute to the ingenuity of human beings." - Alexandre Coderre, Spirale magazine

On Dominoes at the Crossroads:
"The sheer torque of Dominoes at the Crossroads

On No Grave for This Place:
“This intense collection, which unfolds around loss and decay, finds its most beautiful embodiment in the precision of its gaze.” –Le Devoir

News

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER (click for link)
John Barton launches Lost Family: A Memoir, Kaie Kellough talks Dominoes at the Crossroads at TIFA, and pre-order History Through Our Eyes!

DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS longlisted for 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize (press release here)
Kaie Kellough's book Dominoes at the Crossroads has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Congratulations!

JULY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Go live online with Rosalind M. Pepall to celebrate the publication of Talking to a Portrait, talk about Dominoes at the Crossroads at the D+Q Local Reads Book Club, and take a look at our Fall 2020 catalogue!

JUNE NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Celebrating the publication of Éric Plamondon's Apple S with the 1984 Trilogy Bundle, talking Dominoes at the Crossroads at the D+Q Local Reads Book Club, and amplifying BIPOC voices with #BlackoutBestsellerlist.Kaie Kellough Wins Griffin Poetry Prize
Kaie Kellough, author of Dominoes at the Crossroads is the Canadian winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection Magnetic Equator. The Griffin Poetry Prize prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.
Discover

Click here to listen to Rosalind Pepall's interview on CBC's All in a Weekend about Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator.

In Periodicities’ fifth series of videos, Sadiqa de Meijer reads a few poems from her new book, The Outer Wards. Click here

Read “The Silence of A.M. Klein,” an incisive essay by our editor Carmine Starnino in the April issue of The New Criterion.

Mary Dalton, Poet Laureate of St. John's NL, reads poems from Red Ledger on the Flahoolic podcast: "Leo" & "Ship Inn" and "Cape Spear" & "The Boat".



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Véhicule Press acknowledges the generous support of its publishing program from the Book Publishing Industry Development Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC).