The spirit of the interrobang, a punctuation mark merging the questioning and the exclamatory, informs Mary Dalton’s compelling investigations of home and identity in this, her sixth poetry collection—in extraordinary poems of aging; of despised plants once revered; of rites and sites of community abandoned. The “flared mouth” of Dalton’s acclaimed musicality gives voice to lost souls and a lost sense of the earth. The collection’s unique mix of bleakness and beauty is also reflected in various riddle and riddle-like series with their ambiguity, open-endedness, playfulness, and unexpected linguistic shifts. Interrobang movingly fuses notions of exploration —of glancing at things slant—with an emotional range that feels new and visionary. This is a steely, brilliant book from a major Canadian poet.

One River

Selected from Ricardo Sternberg’s four collections, along with astonishing new poems, One River is a major event. A poet who, according to one reviewer, “has divined the secret connections between the words,” Sternberg's voice is unlike any other: witty, earthy, exuberant, inventive. His poems also forgo conventional subjects. Alchemists, mermaids, angels, and “jongleur” grasshoppers share space with all manner of eccentrics: a trapeze artist, a pilot who navigates by smell, a millionaire who sneaks into heaven disguised as a camel. At the heart of Sternberg’s practice is prestidigitation: the sleight of hand that inheres in effortless turns of phrase, brisk syntax, and bold forms. “Leave it to me,” he says to his muse, “to come up with something / that while not highfalutin, /carries a whiff of the sublime.” Charismatic and original, Sternberg’s enduring work is captured in all of its extraordinary range in this new book.

Talking to Strangers

“The elegiac is the core energy of every essential lyric and Rhea Tregebov is a powerful tear-catcher in Talking to Strangers. A small book of pained songs, this text is the perfect accompaniment to weariness, sighs, to a grief of centuries or hours.” -Catherine Owen, Marrow Reviews

“Rhea Tregebov sculpts sound in her latest collection of poetry…What is strange becomes familiar, and what is familiar becomes strange through slight shifts in syntax, mood, and shape. So many of these poems work through loss, and residual memory restores some meaning to those losses. -Michael Greenstein, British Columbia Review

National Animal

National Animal does what all great poetry is supposed to; it converts everyday superabundant materials, whether holy or common, into a tangible picture, one that resonates at the heart of what it means to be a Canadian.” -Samuel Wise, Montreal Guardian
States of Emergency

"Yoyo Comay's States of Emergency strikes as playful and precise; a lyrically-dense debut of hush and urgency, screeching calm across such restless, incredible silence."—rob mclennan

"For Yoyo Comay, poetry is an emergency room where the body of the human being and the world, torn apart, riddled with fear, can seek respite, kind hands, perhaps even healing. States of Emergency shivers with the voice of a unique new poet of relentlessly clear, if violent, vision."—A.F. Mortiz

"Yoyo Comay's States of Emergency is a soul-cry whittled into a dagger: this long form poem, visceral to its core, gives off the heat of an open wound. A descent into a controlled madness where 'harmonies of disaster/thaw and hatch.' A most assured debut."—Michael Redhill

“Yoyo Comay’s power to turn a phrase, however enigmatic, is startling. Reading States of Emergency, I feel like an oboe player encountering Jimi Hendrix.”—Richard Greene

Signal Poetry

Since 1981, over one hundred titles have been published in the Signal Editions poetry series—the poetry imprint at Véhicule Press. One-quarter of the list are first-time authors.

About the editor

Poet, essayist and critic Carmine Starnino became editor of Signal Editions in January 2001, succeeding founding editor Michael Harris. Starnino is the author of four books of poetry including The New World which was nominated for the 1997 A.M. Klein Prize for poetry and the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Credo which won the 2001 Canadian Authors’ Association Prize for poetry. He is the editor of The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry. Lazy Bastardism: Essays & Reviews on Contemporary Poetry was published in 2012. He lives in Montreal.
Carmine Starnino
Quicker Than The Eye Quicker Than The Eye
Joe Fiorito
Cathedral/Grove Cathedral/Grove
Susan Glickman
While Supplies Last While Supplies Last
Anita Lahey
The Four-Doored House The Four-Doored House
Pierre Nepveu
Durable Goods Durable Goods
James Pollock
Wolf Sonnets Wolf Sonnets
R. P. LaRose
Infinity Network Infinity Network
Jim Johnstone
Mother Muse Mother Muse
Lorna Goodison
Words are the Worst Words are the Worst: Selected Poems
Erik Lindner
Antonyms for Daughter Antonyms for Daughter
Jenny Boychuk
Hallelujah Time Hallelujah Time
Virginia Konchan
NPM Bundle #6 NPM Bundle #6: Celebrating National Poetry Month
The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology 2020 The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology 2020
Eli MacLaren et al.
The Montreal Poetry  Prize Anthology 2020 The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology 2020
Eli MacLaren et al.
Little Housewolf Little Housewolf
Medrie Purdham
Nectarine Nectarine
Chad Campbell
Fathers at Hockey Fathers at Hockey
Richard Sanger
Lost Family Lost Family: A Memoir
John Barton
No Grave for This Place No Grave for This Place
Judy Quinn
NPM Bundle #5 - Governor General Award Winners NPM Bundle #5 - Governor General Award Winners: Celebrating National Poetry Month
NPM Bundle #4 - Montreal Poets NPM Bundle #4 - Montreal Poets: Celebrating National Poetry Month
NPM Bundle #3 - The Poets Laureate NPM Bundle #3 - The Poets Laureate: Celebrating National Poetry Month
NPM Bundle #2 NPM Bundle #2: Celebrating National Poetry Month
NPM Bundle #1 NPM Bundle #1: Celebrating National Poetry Month
The Outer Wards The Outer Wards
Sadiqa de Meijer
All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been
Joe Fiorito
Versus Versus
William Vallières
Resisting Canada Resisting Canada
Nyla Matuk
What We Carry What We Carry
Susan Glickman
The Suicide's Son The Suicide's Son
James Arthur
Afterwords Afterwords
Geoffrey Cook
The Hardness of Matter and Water The Hardness of Matter and Water
Pierre Nepveu
Sit How You Want Sit How You Want
Robin Richardson
East and West East and West
Laura Ritland
Global Poetry Anthology 2017 Global Poetry Anthology 2017
The Chemical Life The Chemical Life
Jim Johnstone
Ship of Gold Ship of Gold: The Essential Poems of Émile Nelligan
Émile Nelligan
Siren Siren
Kateri Lanthier
Table Manners Table Manners
Catriona Wright
Stranger Stranger
Nyla Matuk
Based On Actual Events Based On Actual Events
Robert Moore
Model Disciple Model Disciple
Michael Prior
Late Victorians Late Victorians
Vincent Colistro
Global Poetry Anthology 2015 Global Poetry Anthology 2015
Editors of the Global Poetry Anthology
Installations Installations
David Solway
Mockingbird Mockingbird
Derek Webster
Laws & Locks Laws & Locks
Chad Campbell
Leaving the Island Leaving the Island
Talya Rubin
The Scarborough The Scarborough
Michael Lista
Radio Weather Radio Weather
Shoshanna Wingate
Satisfying Clicking Sound Satisfying Clicking Sound
Jason Guriel
Dog Ear Dog Ear
Jim Johnstone
Global Poetry Anthology 2013 Global Poetry Anthology 2013
Editors of the Global Poetry Anthology
Dante's House Dante's House
Richard Greene
Birds Flock Fish School Birds Flock Fish School
Edward Carson
Hooking Hooking
Mary Dalton
Grey Tote, The The Grey Tote
Deena Kara Shaffer
Field Notes Field Notes: Prose Pieces 1969-2012
Michael Harris
Sumptuary Laws Sumptuary Laws
Nyla Matuk
Golden book of Bovinities, The The Golden book of Bovinities
Robert Moore
Major Verbs, The The Major Verbs
Pierre Nepveu
Smooth Yarrow, The The Smooth Yarrow
Susan Glickman
Global Poetry Anthology 2011 Global Poetry Anthology 2011
Editors of the Global Poetry Anthology
Gift Horse Gift Horse
Mark Callanan
Spinning Side Kick Spinning Side Kick
Anita Lahey