Calgary’s East Village Chosen as Site of Alberta’s 1st Bookmark on the CanLit Trail

Rosemary Griebel’s “Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary’s Eastside on a Winter Day”, from her book Yes. was chosen.

For more information on the CanLit Trail and Rosemary’s bookmark, visit this link.

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 owl....

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 griot,...

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 in...

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 by a...

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 theirs...

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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....

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...

This Wound is a World news

This Wound is a World is in its 7th (SEVENTH) printing And it's only just over one year from initial publication. In that time Billy-Ray Belcourt has achieved these accolades: Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award Shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General's...

TwoBlackEyes and The Unfinished Script continues to be a best-seller!

Since July 1, 2017, with only one week missing, TwoBlackEyes and The Unfinished Script, by Tyler Trafford, has been on the Calgary best-seller list! This story of a young man's journey to generica cialis carve out his own path in the world, with the help of some...

Frontenac has two books on the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlist

silent sister: the mastectomy poems, by Beth Everest, has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry. The Bone Weir, by D.S. Stymeist, has been shortlisted for the Cover Design Award. The cover illustration was by Tim...


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...

This Wound is a World shortlisted for 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

Congratulations to Billy-Ray Belcourt for having This Wound is a World shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award

D.S. Stymeist’s The Bone Weir shortlisted for the Canadian Author’s Literary Award for Poetry

D.S. Stymeist's book The Bone Weir was shortlisted for the 2017 Canadian Author's Literary Award for...

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

Sonnet L’Abbe,
Globe and Mail


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

Calgary Herald


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

Rajinderpal S. Pal,
This Magazine

Frontenac House gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. We would also like to thank the Government of Alberta Multimedia Development Fund for their support of our publishing program.

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