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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.