Quartet 2020 Call for Submissions is now open.

Coming Soon

A Love Letter to Emily C

By Sheri-D WilsonProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. A Love Letter to Emily C explores the life, times and milestones of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr.  Humorous and moving, this play is a dialogue between Carr and her...

This Was Our Valley

By Shirlee Smith Matheson and Earl K. PollonProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. This Was Our Valley was a phenomenal success when first released in 1989, winning the Alberta Culture Nonfiction prize as well as the Silver...

A Brush With Depth: The Art of Rick Sealock

By Rick Sealock and Christina VesterProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. Rick Sealock has been creating wild and wacky illustrations for clients as varied as Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, Natural Health...

Common Brown House Moths

By Laura ZacharinProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. In Common Brown House Moths, poems step back from the hurry, blur and ordinariness to take a closer look at the the hazards of daily life . From her work as a doctor and...

Waterline Immersion

By Conrad Scott Production details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. Diversely interwoven with threads from the Norse creation myth, to colonial Contact with North America, to personal stories about his grandparents, Conrad Scott's Waterline...

Baddie One Shoe

By Natalie MeisnerProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. You know that voice in your head that cuts through it? Does the ill-advised thing in the name of hard won fun? The friend who finishes the bottle with you that needs...

Against Forgetting

By Keith GarebianProduction details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. A delve into the personal history of a man affected by the Armenian genocide and the ways he makes Canada home. The poetic lines and strong emotional tug of the book...

Pressure Cooker Love Bomb

By Sharanpal Ruprai Production details are not yet finalized, so the above information may change. Poems masquerading as recipes, poems masquerading as survival guides, poems simmered in love, Pressure Cooker Love Bomb is a humorous collection of poems. Ruprai’s...

Recent Releases

Rooster, Dog, Crow

By Jim Nason   In a world where upside-down politics dovetails with the carnivalesque, a love triangle unfolds between a belligerent Rooster, a happy-go-lucky meth-addicted Dog, and a gender-fluid Crow.  Nason’s sixth poetry collection goes to the extremes of the...

Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots

A poem by Basma Kavanagh   This book length poem comprises three major interwoven threads: Ahli, an auto/biographical thread about my Lebanese heritage; Astura, a grim tale linking climate change and the oppression of women, and Ana, a reflection on identity,...

Night Flying

By Laurie Fuhr   These poems capture the ways of the great Canadian military brat, vanishing points, flights, and gothic perceptions. Shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry, these poems contain the rhythm of a musician and the eye of a...

Nouveau Griot

By Tanya Evanson   Nouveau Griot is the result of 20 years on stage and in studio. It is the text from four spoken word audio recordings made between 2004-2016: Invisible World, The Memorists, Language for Gods and ZENSHIP. This work is in the continuum of the...

Gush: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times

  In GUSH, more than 100 women and nonbinary writers from Canada and around the world take apart the bloody instruction of menstruation: its cultures, its lessons, its equipment, and its lexicon. Co-edited byRosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald,...

Drifting Like a Metaphor

Edited by Micheline Maylor   Micheline Maylor’s anthology, Drifting Like a Metaphor, introduces Calgary poets who have the ability to make connections that work to pull together language, image, and emotion. Her criteria was that the poets are not yet published...

The Riparian

By Lisa Pasold   In a dive bar by the river, a stranger begins a new life. Lisa Pasold creates a rich novelistic world of finely-crafted encounters in her new collection of poetry, The Riparian. This is a book of tall tales, dreams, and ghost stories, recounted...

A Tincture of Sunlight

By Vivian Hansen   This collection of poetry honours the small stories about Old Man, who has lived a real life as an uncommon character. His life and its diverse tales are sensate, enticing the reader into Old Man’s individual and mythical being. Old Man as...

Walking Through Turquoise

By Laurie MacFayden   Laurie MacFayden’s third book of poetry continues to explore the flirtations and secrets mined in her previous titles, White Shirt and Kissing Keeps Us Afloat. The clumsy intricacies of relationships; the things you want to shout from the...

This Wound is a World

By Billy-Ray Belcourt   Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky to world inside.” Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like...

News

Bob Stallworthy is awarded the Golden Pen Award

The Alberta Writers Guild has awarded Bob the 2019 Golden Pen Award, a lifetime achievement award that he richly deserves. Bob has been a great friend to Frontenac House. We have been proud to publish three of his books of poetry; From a Call Box, Optics, and Things...

Rooster, Dog, Crow is on the 2019 Raymond Souster Award Longlist

Congratulations to Jim Nason for landing on this prestigious shortlist! http://poets.ca/2019/04/01/2019-book-awards-longlist-announcement/

Quartet 2020 Call For Submissions

The call for submissions for Quartet 2020 is now open, and will close on April 30, 2019. Once this call closes, all manuscripts will be reviewed by our acquisitions editors and a short-list will be produced. This list will be further evaluated and the final titles...

Jim Nason interviewed on Rob McClennan’s blog

Visit Rob's blog to read the interview with Jim Nason, author of Rooster, Dog, Crow, which is launching in Calgary on November 26 at the new Public Library. https://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2018/11/12-or-20-second-series-questions-with_3.html

Congratulations to Heidi Garnett and Leslie Greentree

CBC just published an Ultimate Canadian Poetry list of 68 poetry collections. Scrolling past names like Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, P.K. Page, and Irving Layton, you'll find nestled in on the list, Heidi Garnett's Blood Orange, and Leslie Greentree's go-go...

Awards

Bob Stallworthy is awarded the Golden Pen Award

The Alberta Writers Guild has awarded Bob the 2019 Golden Pen Award, a lifetime achievement award that he richly deserves. Bob has been a great friend to Frontenac House. We have been proud to publish three of his books of poetry; From a Call Box, Optics, and Things...

Rooster, Dog, Crow is on the 2019 Raymond Souster Award Longlist

Congratulations to Jim Nason for landing on this prestigious shortlist! http://poets.ca/2019/04/01/2019-book-awards-longlist-announcement/

Billy-Ray Belcourt wins the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Winner Announced!  

Billy-Ray Belcourt is shortlisted for the Griffin Award!

Billy-Ray's accolades just keep coming. 2018 Griffin Awards shortlist

2017 ReLit awards shortlist is out, and we’re on it!

Well, not us exactly, but two of our authors are! Congratulations to Aritha van Herk and Beth Everest for making the shortlist.

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Alberta is turning out fresh, grade-A poetic voices, thanks to the efforts of Calgary publisher Frontenac House.

Sonnet L’Abbe,
Globe and Mail

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Frontenac House’s Quartet series is one of the best things happening in Canadian poetry.

Calgary Herald

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Frontenac House has established itself as one of Canada’s finest poetry presses.

Rajinderpal S. Pal,
This Magazine

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