New Star Blogs

New Star’s Fall 2014 catalogue now available

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nsb-2014-2-fall-catalogue-3DlNew Star’s Fall 2014 cat­a­logue fea­tures a forth­com­ing mem­oir by Andrew Struthers inspired by Vic­to­ri­an-era trav­el­ogues; new poet­ry col­lec­tions from Dona­to Manci­ni, George Stan­ley, and Louis Cabri; and, from Thomp­son Rivers Uni­ver­si­ty, a col­lec­tion of essays, pho­tos, and poems inves­ti­gat­ing cul­ture in small cities. The cat­a­logue can be viewed and down­loaded here (link opens a PDF).

Around the World on Min­i­mum Wage is the lat­est book from Andrew Struthers, the Vic­to­ria-based writer and film­mak­er respon­si­ble for The Last Voy­age of the Loch Ryan (New Star, 2004) and many short films (includ­ing the faux-NFB doc­u­men­tary “Spi­ders on Drugs”). Around the World on Min­i­mum Wage fea­tures dozens of illus­tra­tions by the author, and bor­rows the lan­guage and lay­out of 19th cen­tu­ry trav­el­ogues to tell a hilar­i­ous and excit­ing sto­ry that touch­es down in Scot­land, Ugan­da, Tofi­no, and Tibet.

Loi­ter­sack is the lat­est from Dona­to Manci­ni, poet, visu­al artist, and author of, among oth­ers, You Must Work Hard­er to Write Poet­ry of Excel­lence (Book­Thug, 2013) and Buf­fet World (New Star Books, 2010). Loi­ter­sack is a unique work con­tain­ing poet­ry, poet­ics, the­o­ry, the­o­ry the­atre, and, like all Mancini’s work, bril­liant wit and sin­gu­lar inven­tive­ness.

North of Cal­i­for­nia St. is a col­lec­tion of poems span­ning the years 1975 to 1999 from Shel­ley Memo­r­i­al Award-win­ning poet George Stan­ley. The 51 poems with­in were orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in four books, all now out of print. North of Cal­i­for­nia St. is intro­duced by Sharon The­sen.

Posh Lust is a col­lec­tion of 68 new poems from Louis Cabri, “anti-geo­g­ra­ph­er,” Uni­ver­si­ty of Wind­sor pro­fes­sor, Mon­tre­al native, and the author of Poet­ry­world and The Mood Emboss­er. Posh Lust’s many trea­sures include a con­tem­po­rary answer to “The Owl and the Pussy­cat,” a hid­den rework­ing of the Nixon tapes’ antic­i­pat­ed vis­it by Allen Gins­berg, and a toastmaster’s neolib­er­al code of ethics.

Whose Cul­ture Is It, Any­way? Com­mu­ni­ty Engage­ment in Small Cities is edit­ed by W.F. Gar­rett-Petts, James Hoff­man, and Gin­ny Rat­soy of Thomp­son Rivers Uni­ver­si­ty. Con­tin­u­ing the project that began with The Small Cities Book, Whose Cul­ture Is It, Any­way? exam­ines the cul­tur­al dynam­ics in small cities through the work of numer­ous aca­d­e­mics, poets, and writ­ers.

The cat­a­logue also includes our com­plete back­list and order­ing infor­ma­tion. Since 2011 we’ve saved over 1.113 trees by issu­ing cat­a­logues in dig­i­tal-only for­mat — pre­view and down­load it here, and print only the pages you need.