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50 Years of Ministry
by Michael J. Pitts
In the memoir which begins this book, Michael Pitts, retired Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, looks back over a multi-colored life in active ministry that took him from England to Finland and Russia, Sweden and France to Canada and the remote north coast of Quebec. And in the forward-looking collection of writings which follow, he looks toward the great challenges facing the institutional Church and Christianity itself in an increasingly secularized world.
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New and Highly Praised:
The Book of the Red King, a new title by Marly Youmans, with magnificent artwork by
Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Available in both hardcover and paperback editions.
"The reader will be spellbound." --Kelly Cherry
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A beautiful book of remarkable poems:
The Buddha Wonders
if She is Having a Mid-life Crisis
Poems by Luisa A. Igloria
92 pgs, 6" x 9", paperback, publication date March 18, 2018
Direct order price $14.00 US ($14.95 via Amazon)
"Reading Luisa A. Igloria’s poems is like opening doors within doors within doors. These doors give access to the mind, the imagination, into lush and lyric worlds. ...Poem after poem reveals the Buddha. S/he is sneaky and coy. S/he peeks behind every stanza, meditating at every end-stopped line, her robes overflowing in every layer of images. And in the end, after we’ve taken in every poem, s/he finds a place in the center of us." -- Ira Sukrungruang
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Congratulations to Phoenicia author Luisa A. Igloria, the new Poet Laureate of Virginia!
We are thrilled to congratulate poet Luisa A. Igloria on the fantastic news that she's just been appointed Poet Laureate of Virginia! Having followed Luisa's work (and her practice of writing a poem every single day) since the early years of editing qarrtsiluni with Dave Bonta, having published two of her books, and knowing her as a person, dedicated teacher and tireless, generous advocate for poetry itself, we can't imagine anyone more deserving of this honor. Luisa, we know you will bring dignity and excellence to your work as Poet Laureate, and we are so proud of you! Huge congratulations!
The Creative Spirit: Gildas Berthelot, Sculptor
Le processus créatif : Gildas Berthelot, sculpteur
by/par Jonathan Sa'adah
black & white photographs, bilingual text (French / English)
photographies noir et blanc, texte bilingue (français / anglais)
In October, in conjunction with their joint exhibition in Montreal, Phoenicia released a new book of photographs by Jonathan Sa'adah, capturing the creative process of Gildas Berthelot. The French-born sculptor, who lives in Montreal and works in wood, makes large pieces of fantastic shape that blur the boundaries between furniture and sculpture. His process is intense, physically demanding, and astounding, as planks of hardwood are transformed into organic forms. The bilingual book includes two interviews, one with the photographer and one with the sculptor, about this project and their approach to their work. The book is now available.
Finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Awards!
Ice Mountain, by Dave Bonta
132 pgs, 6" x 9", paperback, publication date January 25, 2016
"We should be thankful for such poems that remind us of the precious offering the world makes." -- Todd Davis
For details and ordering information about this new book of sparse and beautifully-written, carefully observed poems about nature by Dave Bonta, illustrated with original linocuts, please click the image or link above.
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