We’re pleased to announce two titles whose publication date was pushed back from late April by the coronavirus pandemic (see our earlier story here). The Smallest Objective by Sharon Kirsch, and Hungry Slingshots by Louis Cabri, originally scheduled for April 23 publication, will now be available on May 28, and are available for pre-order now.
The Smallest Objective is Toronto writer Sharon Kirsch’s family memoir that brings mid-20th century Montreal back to life. As she helps her mother move into a care home from the family home of fifty years, Sharon Kirsch unpacks the house, and her family’s stories as they reveal their traces in the household’s accumulated objects.
New dates and details about Toronto and Montreal launches for The Smallest Objective will be sorted shortly. Watch this space for announcement of details. The Smallest Objective is available from Paragraph Books, Librairie Clio, Librairie Bertrand, Librairie Moderne, and Librairie Carcajou in Montreal, UofT Bookstore, A Different Drummer, and The Book Store at Western in Ontario, The Owl’s Nest in Calgary, and Volume One Bookstore (Duncan) as well as The Paper Hound and the People’s Co-op Bookstore (Vancouver) in British Columbia, as well as other booksellers; check with your local independent.
We’ve previously written about The Smallest Objective here. That story focussed on the e-book edition (which wasn’t delayed by the printing plant closure) and included a list, with links, of other books on New Star’s groaning shelf of e-books.
Also arriving from our printer is Hungry Slingshots, the fourth book of poetry by Louis Cabri of Windsor, Ontario. “Burnt orange ablaze across the cringe-worthy present, white fog floods the interiors of letters .. . Vouch for yourself! What is to be done? Lower the flags of convenience. Under its own cover, HUNGRY SLINGSHOTS em-Bards with an earful of birdsong — ka-ha; ka-ha kuh-uk!; kuh-uk! — while a shouting economist levitates the Earth into an equation. Squelching the sanctimonious no-nos of poetry, HUNGRY SLINGSHOTS says: go on, amass, roil in, perturb any ‘sham, I mean, shame’ sense of proportion — flop around in a crowd of innocents caught in a net worth of words translating history. Snark, bleat!”
”[S]mart, sometimes silly, and always biting, Cabri’s poems are poetic products par excellence.” — Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press
Hungry Slingshots can be acquired at these and other independent bookstores: TYPE Books and the UofT Bookstore in TO, the New Octopus Bookstore in Ottawa, Paragraph Books in Montreal, UVic Bookstore in Victoria, and the People’s Co-op Bookstore and the Paper Hound in Vancouver.