The Outer Wards
Sadiqa de Meijer

Maternal love and duty disrupted by illness.

The Outer Wards, Sadiqa de Meijer’s new collection, explores questions of maternal love and duty—and the powerlessness that comes with the disruption of that role through illness. “I was awake. / The hour was wrong,” de Meijer writes, and her poems track, in visceral and tender detail, the distraction, exhaustion, exhilaration, and fear of child-rearing through crisis. For de Meijer, the experience was also a crisis of language, and the struggle to find new terms for her state. Addressed, in part, to a child she calls “my grievous spectacle, / my dearest unpossessable,” The Outer Wards is everywhere marked by a joy in words—their quick-fire turns, sumptuous sounds, and nursery-rhyme seductions.
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.
Women Writers Book Bundle #1


A three-book bundle by three inspiring, incisive women. For only $30 (plus tax and $5 flat rate shipping) you'll receive:

Aphelia by Mikella Nicol, translated by Lesley Trites

"Nicol’s writing is unflinching as she explores the rigours of twenty-first- century early adulthood. This short volume overflows with sex, alcohol, and alienation." - Jeff Miller, Montreal Review of Books

The Goddess of Fireflies by Geneviève Petterson, translated by Neil Smith - 2015 Archambault Prize winner

"A melange of blasé toughness and menacing vulnerability, Catherine and her story will resonate deeply with those of us who grew up in the 90s of Cobain, cocaine, and 18-hole Doc Martens..." – Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction

Sit How You Want by Robin Richardson - 2019 Trillium Book Award winner

"Richardson proclaims that now is the hour of independence and bravura... Her poems are rambunctious but bleak in outlook. Hints of danger are everywhere." - Nicholas Bradley, Canadian Literature
May Fiction Bundle


As the weather warms up, so do our bundles! For only $20 (plus GST and 5$ flat shipping) you''ll get Dominoes at the Crossroads by Griffin Prize nominated author Kaie Kellough and The Bleeds by Hugh Maclennan Prize winner Dimitri Nasrallah delivered right to your mailbox.
NPM Bundle #5 - Governor General Award Winners


For only $30 (plus GST and $5 shipping anywhere in Canada) we will send you four books of Signal Editions poetry that have won the Governor General's Literary Award.

White Stone: The Alice Poems by Stephanie Bolster. Evocative poems that move from the icon of Alice in Wonderland to the imagined figure of Alice out of Wonderland.

Mirabel by Pierre Nepveu, translated by Judith Cowan. An epic poem that acknowledges the dispossessed.

Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene. Spiritually searching and intellectually rich.

The Major Verbs by Pierre Nepveu, translated by Donald Winkler. Nepveu’s voice is at once unadorned, sensuous and adventurous.

Press

On NPM Bundle #1:
"What makes Resisting Canada

On The Gang of Four:
"The Gang of Four is the story of a mother’s love and perseverance to uncover the fate of her first-born son amid secrets buried deep in Montreal’s past. While those secrets are being uncovered, we see how decades of guilt have followed the actual gang of four, affecting every facet of their lives from childhood to parenthood with seemingly no way out. This is Kindellan-Sheehan’s finest work yet." - Sonali Karnick, host of All in a Weekend,

On Resisting Canada:
"Resisting Canada

On Dominoes at the Crossroads:
"This is more than a book of linked short stories with Black Canadians as its subject. Dominoes at the Crossroads

News

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.

Swallowed - Réjean Ducharme's masterpiece - soon available in English!
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Swallowed (September 2020), a new authoritative translation of Réjean Ducharme’s 20th century masterpiece L’avalée des avalés. Originally published in 1966, Ducharme’s debut made an impact on Quebec society like no other literary work of that generation. Full press release and media kit here.

MAY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Announcing Swallowed, a new translation of Réjean Ducharme's classic L'Avalée des avalés, our May Fiction Bundle, and Apple S, the conclusion of Éric Plamondon's 1984 Trilogy! Email marketing@vehiculepress.com with the subject line "sign me up" and we'll add you to our mailing list.

Dominoes in Translation!
We are pleased to announce that Kaie Kellough’s Dominoes at the Crossroads will be published in French by our colleagues at Éditions du Boréal.

Congratulations David Homel!
David Homel's novel The Teardown is the winner of the 2019 QWF-Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. The awards were presented on November 5 at the Lion d'Or.
Discover

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".

Listen to Zebedee Nungak, Ulrikke S. Gernes, and Morten Stroksnes discuss the meaning of North on CBC Ideas.



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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).