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John Pass

author image John Pass’s poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the US, the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic. He is the author of nineteen books and chapbooks, most notably the quartet AT LARGE, comprised of The Hour’s Acropolis (Harbour, 1991), Radical Innocence (Harbour, 1994), Water Stair (Oolichan Books, 2000)—shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award—and Stumbling in the Bloom (Oolichan Books, 2005)—winner of the Governor General’s Award. His most recent collection, crawlspace, published by Harbour in 2011, won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2012. He lives with his wife, writer Theresa Kishkan, near Sakinaw Lake on BC’s Sunshine Coast.


Book Cover crawlspace
978-1-55017-519-6 · 1-55017-519-X · May 2011 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
crawlspace is John Pass's first volume of poetry since he won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry in 2006.
Book Cover Forecast: Selected Early Poems (1970-1990)
978-1-55017-731-2 · 1-55017-731-1 · October 2015 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95

A selection of early poems by Governor General’s Award-winning poet John Pass.

Book Cover The Hour's Acropolis
978-1-55017-043-6 · 1-55017-043-0 · 1991 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
Shortlisted for the 1993 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize "...One of the finest poetry books of the year." -Books in Canada
Book Cover Radical Innocence
978-1-55017-107-5 · 1-55017-107-0 · 1994 · Paperback
CAD$12.95 · USD$12.95
"Here there's a sense of testing, of vigilant unease, that sharpens the work. Pass's poems draw you past their opalescent linguistic surfaces to a passion that's variously joyous, musing, or gruff." -Books in Canada
This Was the River
978-1-55017-875-3 · 1-55017-875-X · October 2019 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95

A new collection from John Pass, author of Stumbling in the Bloom and crawlspace.