LA SINGERIE (2013)

Traduction de William S. Messier

ISBN: 9782890318953 (2890318958)978-1-926829-74-6

Les Editions Triptyque

$16.00,


NEW! French translation of Monkey Ranch.  


Souhaitons que cette soif la poursuive encore longtemps. Pour lire encore et encore sa poésie. Pour observer le monde sans détourner le regard, pour étudier l’être humain, pour en explorer ses singeries. Pour être moins seul dans ce zoo qu’est la vie. 

       

      --Alexandra Migneault, Les Libraires

MONKEY RANCH (2012)

ISBN 13: 978-1-926829-74-6

ISBN 10: 1-926829-74-3

$19.00, 88 pages


---Now in a 4th printing

-Winner of The 2012 Governor General’s Award for Poetry

--A Globe & Mail 100 Best Books of 2012.

--San Francisco LitQuake’s Summer Reads” pick, 2012

--Finalist for the 2013 CAA Award for Poetry   

--Finalist for The 2013 Pat Lowther Memorial Prize

--Salty Ink’s Dozen Best Poetry Books of 2012




Monkey Ranch has all the antic sensuality and thrilling precision we’ve come to expect from Julie Bruck’s work. This volume has a pitch-perfect elegance that calms the ruckus just long enough for us to glimpse the vulnerability of everyone involved.  Monkey Ranch is like the best sort of letter from a friend—full of gossip, lively observation, and serious wit.

                              --Sharon Thesen

                                                     I have long considered Julie Bruck to be one of our most committed and humane voices. Bruck sees everything we do; she just seems to see it wiser. Her poems sing and roil with everything complicated and joyous we human monkeys are.

                         -- Cornelius Eady





THE END OF TRAVEL (1999)

ISBN: 1894078047

ISBN-13: 9781894078047

Price: $14.00


I love the compassion she feels for the people in her poems – again, a rare quality, and rarer still for being authentic. All of it is grounded by careful attention to how a poem can be made to communicate, so that emotion no longer belongs exclusively to the poet but is transpersonal, evoking compassion in the reader, too.

                              --David Kosub, Arc

                                                                                                                  A wise and eclectic poet, she faces so many things head-on, especially grief. At the heart of this book is a brilliantly-wrought elegy, unselfconscious, lucid and loving. These are poems that hurt and heal long after you’ve closed the book.     --Lorna Crozier                                                   


A sharp and wry alertness to the contemporary moment...For Bruck and her readers, surprises proliferate even--or especially-- in places where one least expects to find them.                                       

                          --- Canadian Literature



                                               THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS (1993)


ISBN: 0919626661

ISBN-13: 9780919626669

$11.95


--2004 A.M. Klein Award for Poetry


These are remarkable poems--smart, lucid and honest. Bruck catches the small private moments of people around her--a family in a cafe, a neighbour watering the lawn, a parking lot attendant holding the keys--and transforms them into poems that resonate with meaning and desire. Some of her lines are so luminous, they seem on the verge of turning into light.                     --Lorna Crozier

                                                                                         This is fine poetry. Startling and hauntingly familiar.

    --Nathalie Cooke

     Montreal Gazette


                                                                             ...opens with one of those home-run poems that you just have to stare at as it goes over the bleachers.

                              ---The Globe & Mail


 




               BROADSIDES

A few poems from “Monkey Ranch” are also available as letterpress broadsides:




GOLD COIN: THREE POEMS 

contains three separate sheets (“How to Be Alone,” “Milk Teeth,” and “Gold Coin”). Each poem is printed on creamy stock and the set is slip-cased in a luscious red wrapper. The sleeve is 13”h x 6”w, and the broadsides are 12”h x 5.75”w.


The broadsides were made by Abby Letteri at Dog’s Tail Press in Wellington, New Zealand, in an edition of 40 signed copies. $40.00 per set (plus shipping).            

      










MUTANABBI STREET, BAGHDAD was designed and printed by Carol Todaro, as part of the “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here” project. The broadside is part of a large collection created to memorialize the bombing of Baghdad’s historic street of booksellers in 2007. The broadsides are being exhibited world-wide, culminating with a set going to the Iraqi National Library and Archive in Baghdad The project will also publish an anthology in June, 2012, and is currently curating a show of artists’ books. All proceeds from the project (including sales of this broadside), go to Doctors Without Borders/ Medicins Sans Frontieres.


The broadside has a very subtle design which doesn’t reproduce well, but the title is in large letters that are almost transparent--a bit like cloud. The color is lighter than it appears here. The paper is in gradations of sky blue to almost white. The piece is 12.50”h x 18.25”w in an edition of 40, and is signed by both Carol and Julie. $40.00 ea (+ postage).


Only 8 available, and all proceeds go to Doctors without Borders/Medicins sans Frontieres