Apostrophes IV

Speaking You is Holiness

Apostrophes IV

Governor-General’s award-winning poet E.D. Blodgett continues his series of meditations on love, living, and loss. This intelligent collection offers more of Blodgett’s lush imagery and deep questioning within the apostrophe form. A lovely offering from one of Canada’s leading writers.

Apostrophes VI

Open the Grass

Apostrophes VI

E.D. Blodgett, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, returns to Apostrophes with a music passing through his eyes. His latest collection, open the grass, brings glimpses into eternity, visions of a translucent muse trickling through fingers, and places of silence, and darkness, and epiphany. Blodgett’s poetry has the ability to penetrate the mundane with a profound aesthetic sense. His spare, strong words kick up pleasure in the eye and unforeseen recognition. These sixty-six poems open the natural world to embrace human passage.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada

A Bibliography

The Governor General’s Literary Awards of Canada

This authoritative bibliography of Canada’s premier literary prize, the Governor General’s Literary Awards, offers a comprehensive and in-depth look at the Awards and its celebrated authors.

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

A Linguistic Guide for College Educators

Understanding Language Use in the Classroom

Language Use in the Classroom allows those involved in college-level education, across disciplines, to make better use of research from the field of linguistics. It is clear that a proper understanding of how to use academic English is crucial for success in college, and this book will aid all educators in helping their students learn and achieve.

Basic English Grammar For Dummies - US

Basic English Grammar For Dummies - US

The easy way to brush up on your English skills Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable light—which can potentially cost you a job or put you in an embarrassing social situation. Avoiding complicated grammar rules, Basic English For Dummies sticks to the basics and makes it easy to get up and running on what you need to know to partake in successful everyday communication, no matter your audience or medium. Inside, you'll find plenty of examples and exercises, guidance on how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and so much more. In no time, you'll leave the 'me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly. Plus, you'll expand your vocabulary, find the right tone and style you want to convey in your communication, and avoid common English language pitfalls. Includes quizzes and self-tests Provides guidance on composing letters, emails, texts, and phone calls Explains in plain English how to improve your English skills Gives you instruction and exercises on putting your skills to practice right away If English is your first language, but you missed or have forgotten the nuances that were taught in school, Basic English For Dummies is your go-to guide. It is also ideal for those learning English as a second language.

Afternoon of an Evening Train

Afternoon of an Evening Train

A very personal map of New Zealand—from Waiheke Island to Dunedin via the Waihi Beach Dump and Wellington's storm sewers—is laid out in this collection of poems whose emotional territory is as vast as it is geographical. Images of busy intersections, rambling sideshows, and towering cathedrals provide an exhilarating sense of commuter traffic—by road, rail, or air—between known and unknown worlds.