Not in vain you’ve sent me light by Cora Cire (Guernica)

Masses on Radar by David O’Meara (Coach House)

Lullabies in the Real World by Meredith Quartermain (NeWest)

finish this sentence by Leslie Roach Mawenzie House

Deluge by Laila Chatti (Copper Canyon)

Side effects may include strangers by Dominik Parisien (McGill Queens)

And yet by John Steffler (McClelland & Stewart)

Check by Sarah Tolmie (McGill Queens)

Cold-Press Moon by Dennis Cooley (Turnstone)

 pebble saving by Isabella Wang (Nightwood)

undoing hours by Selina Boan (Harbour)

I haven’t finished the last Bennett or Moritz book. And here’s 50+ more. No way I can read all of even this year’s best picks.

I have a few but there’s no catching up, only taking in what you can.

Super Important Filipina Thoughts is the first poetry collection from comedian writer and performer Alia Ceniza Rasul sounds fun. The previous books by Louise Bernice Halfe were food so maybe awâsis — kinky and dishevelled. The Shadow List  by Jen Sookfong Lee (Wolsak & Wynn) is getting huge buzz. Congratulations, Rhododendrons is the first poetry collection from Fredericton poet Mary Germaine; Villa Negativa by Sharon McCartney is a poetry collection that looks for the light in dark times. I might want to check it out too. Coconut is the first poetry collection from Edmonton poet laureate Nisha Patel and probably is good. The Tantramar Re-Vision is a poetry collection by Kevin Irie inspired by the late Canadian poet and translator John Thompson sounds intriguing as does The Language We Are Never Taught to Speak is the first poetry collection by Grace Lau.

Then Now is a poetry collection inspired by the letters Daphne Marlatt’s father wrote throughout his life. I didn’t know Renée Sarojini Saklikar had a new one coming out either.

So hard to tell with an elevator pitch and no samples yet heady options.