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author image Published widely in Canada, John Pass' work has also appeared in the US, the UK and Ireland. His most recent books, comprising the quartet AT LARGE, are The Hour's Acropolis (Harbour), Radical Innocence (Harbour), Water Stair (Oolichan)—shortlisted for the Governor General's Award—and Stumbling in the Bloom (Oolichan)—winner of the Governor General's Award. John Pass lives with his wife, writer Theresa Kishkan, on BC’s Sunshine Coast.


Book Cover crawlspace
978-1-55017-519-6 · 1-55017-519-X · May 2011 · $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 The Hour's Acropolis
978-1-55017-043-6 · 1-55017-043-0 · 1991 · $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 · $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