Fathers at Hockey
Richard Sanger

“Richard Sanger’s new book begins with father and son depart­ing on the mythic early morning quest and then plunges us into the dirty realism of the rink. There are skittish pucks, ancient Sherwoods, inappropriate mums, elaborate excuses for losers (and Leafs), the rink as blank slate or the genetic showcase kids can’t escape. The key theme is the way we use stories to explain reality—including the games we lose—to ourselves, and our children.” — Linda Hutcheon

“Richard Sanger’s Fathers at Hockey is a brilliant and accurate evocation of the unique world dads and their kids enter when they find ice, outdoors or in. It’s all here, the bad coffee, aching cold, throat-catching moments of desperate hope and prayer.” — Roy Macgregor

“How does he encompass so much—from the numinous mystery of ice to a rink side chat with Umberto Eco—in a clutch of relaxed, mind-stretching, gut-punching poems about taking your kid to his games? I love this collection.” — Rick Salutin

Fathers at Hockey shows Richard Sanger at the top of his game: formally inventive and various, eloquent, unsentimental, funny, unconventionally beautiful. Everything this reader looks for in poetry.” — Steven Heighton.

A Signal Editions Chapbook.

Book of Wings
Tawhida Tanya Evanson

In this sweeping, allusive novel, the celebrated poet, dervish, and oral storyteller Tawhida Tanya Evanson comes to terms with what it means to stand on one’s own two feet in an uncertain world. The acclaimed Antiguan-Canadian artist traces a global journey from Vancouver to the United States, Caribbean, Paris, and Morocco as a relationship with her lover and travel partner disintegrates and she finds herself on a path toward personal discovery and spiritual fulfillment that leads her deep into the North African landscape.
NPM Bundle #4 - Montreal Poets


For only $35 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping) you'll receive four books of poetry from Signal Editions:

Mockingbird by Derek Webster: the aftershocks of a failed marriage through a variety of self-portraits.
Afterwords by Geoffrey Cook: an ambitious reimagining of German poems by Goethe, Heine, Rilke and Brecht.
Leaving the Island by Talya Rubin: rife with exacting wordplay and frank self-reckonings, a book about endings and what remains when we start over.
Versus by William Vallières: a lyric bildungsroman filled with portraits of seduction and infatuation, loneliness and buried shame.

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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.
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 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 The Outer Wards:
“What I find fascinating is in her attention to small detail, writing poems from a foundation of being home with children, allowing her the ability to make words and ideas more ‘real to herself’…” -rob maclennan’s Best Poetry of 2020 List “It is, I think, the best collection I’ve ever read about domestic life and domestic labour related to child-raising…” – Kate Cayley, The Fiddlehead

On Book of Wings:


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

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
We celebrate Black History Month with the launch of Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson and a special bundle of Book of Wings and Dominoes at the Crossroads.

JANUARY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
We launch Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson; plus our Spring 2021 lineup and our Lockdown Fiction Bundle!

DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS wins QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction!
Congratulations to Kaie Kellough on winning the QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for his book Dominoes at the Crossroads! The jury commented: "...Nubian slaves, an auction at The Ritz, and an insider’s inside view of uncelebrated neighborhoods in a “future history” of Montreal that tangles a language-obsessed

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!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 see Kaie Kellough read from his QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Award winning book Dominoes at the Crossroads

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.



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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).