All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been
Joe Fiorito

Uncompromising mini-narratives of people in difficulty.

All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been, Joe Fiorito’s second collection, establishes him as the preeminent chronicler of people in extremis. Drawing on the precison and unsentimentality that have become hallmarks of his poetry, Fiorito creates uncompromising mini-narratives about addiction, failed rehabs, incarceration, demeaning jobs, and homelessness; much of it derived from nearly two decades spent as a newspaper columnist covering daily life on Toronto’s streets. In poem after poem, Fiorito’s exact word choices, cold-eyed details, and crisp internal rhymes mete out moments both beautiful and harrowing: “her little finger curls a bit/she cut a tendon when she slit/ her wrist; she’d clenched/ her fist.” All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been is a moving exploration of brokeness by one of Canada’s most indispensable writers.
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.

The Ravine
Phyllis Brett Young

A gripping hunt for a bestial killer.

Artist Julia Warner left life in the big city to avoid reminders of her little sister’s disappearance. Now teaching in a smalltown public school, memories of that tragedy flood back when one of her young students, Deborah Hurst, is assaulted. Not six months later, a second student is assaulted and killed—but this time, Julia gets a fleeting look at the perpetrator. Greg Malcolm, the doctor treating Deborah, wants to work with Julia in brining the murderer to justice, but the art teacher has plans of her own. First published in 1962 under the pseudonym “Kendal Young,” The Ravine was the author’s only thriller. It was adapted for the screen and released as Assault (1971), starring Suzy Kendall. This new edition is the first in 48 years.
1984 Trilogy Bundle
Éric Plamondon

Celebrating the publication of Apple S, the final installment in Eric Plamondon's brilliant, pop-culture infused 1984 Trilogy, get all three books (Hungary-Hollywood Express, Mayonnaise, and Apple S) sent directly to you for only $40 (plus GST and $5 shipping within Canada.)
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.
Press

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

On NPM Bundle #1:
"What makes Resisting Canada

News

JUNE NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Celebrating the publication of Éric Plamondon's Apple S with the 1984 Trilogy Bundle, talking Dominoes at the Crossroads at the D+Q Local Reads Book Club, and amplifying BIPOC voices with #BlackoutBestsellerlist.

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.

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).