NPM Bundle #4 - Montreal Poets


For only $35 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping) you'll receive four books of poetry from Signal Editions:

Mockingbird by Derek Webster: the aftershocks of a failed marriage through a variety of self-portraits.
Afterwords by Geoffrey Cook: an ambitious reimagining of German poems by Goethe, Heine, Rilke and Brecht.
Leaving the Island by Talya Rubin: rife with exacting wordplay and frank self-reckonings, a book about endings and what remains when we start over.
Versus by William Vallières: a lyric bildungsroman filled with portraits of seduction and infatuation, loneliness and buried shame.

MORE POETRY BUNDLES!

NPM Bundle #1, featuring Resisting Canada and Stranger for only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)

NPM Bundle #2, featuring The Outer Wards, All I Have Learned is Where I Have Been, What We Carry, and The Suicide's Son, for only $35 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)

NPM Bundle #3, featuring Hooking by Mary Dalton and Radio Weather by Shoshanna Wingate for only $18 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)
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.
NPM Bundle #1


For only $20 (plus GST and $5 flat rate shipping)—you'll receive:

Resisting Canada, an anthology featuring 28 poets, edited, with an introduction, by Nyla Matuk, that addresses, among other things, Indigenous agency, cultural belonging, environmental anxieties, and racial privilege.

AND

Stranger by Nyla Matuk

Nyla Matuk’s provocative, unabashedly sensual voice leads us to revelations about how our lives are increasingly disembodied by social media’s flattened, outward identity markers.
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.

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
Press

On The Outer Wards:


On No Grave for This Place:
“This intense collection, which unfolds around loss and decay, finds its most beautiful embodiment in the precision of its gaze.” –Le Devoir

On 1984 Trilogy Bundle:
"Through multiple links that weave between the imagination of cybernetics and the history of literature, Plamondon's novel is a vibrant tribute to the ingenuity of human beings." - Alexandre Coderre, Spirale magazine

On Talking to a Portrait:
- "...[A] thoughtful remembrance of a fulfilling career and a profession now in flux." - Sue Carter, Quill & Quire

News

JANUARY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
We launch Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson; plus our Spring 2021 lineup and our Lockdown Fiction Bundle!

DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS wins QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction!
Congratulations to Kaie Kellough on winning the QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for his book Dominoes at the Crossroads! The jury commented: "...Nubian slaves, an auction at The Ritz, and an insider’s inside view of uncelebrated neighborhoods in a “future history” of Montreal that tangles a language-obsessed

DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS longlisted for 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize (press release here)
Kaie Kellough's book Dominoes at the Crossroads has been longlisted for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Congratulations!

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.
Discover

Click here to see Kaie Kellough read from his QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Award winning book Dominoes at the Crossroads

Click here to listen to Rosalind Pepall's interview on CBC's All in a Weekend about Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator.

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.



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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).