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Shortlisted! CBC’s 2020 Poetry Prize

What a thrill and honor to be shortlisted beside Emily Riddle, Selina Boan, Andrea Scott and Matthew Hollett!! These poems all burning at different temperatures, hues. Incandescent. Thank you CBC Books and all the judges who read so many poems.          

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Darkest Light, Hiromi Goto's breathtaking follow-up to the award-winning Half World

Adopted as an infant, Gee has been kept ignorant of his troubled past. Now, at sixteen, he is a loner both despised and feared by his classmates. Dark feelings slowly grow inside him, but as he struggles to control them, his past catches up with him. . (More...)


“Rich, meditative, and a bittersweet pleasure from beginning to end” - Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Darkest Light is very smart, right up to its genuinely surprising final scene.” - Quill & Quire (starred review)

“Half World is a haunting combination of a coming-of-age novel and a spiritual quest, a mad funhouse of horrors and a tale of redemption and love. Wonderfully odd, and quite unforgettable.” —Neil Gaiman


David Bateman and Hiromi Goto’s collaborative poem, Wait Until Late Afternoon, is a nostalgic/anti-nostalgic creative autobiographical conversation. 


Celebrating cultural differences as a privilege, this novel explores the shifts and collisions of culture through the lives of three generations of women in a Japanese family living in a small prairie town.


The tale of four Japanese Canadian sisters struggling to escape the bonds of a family and landscape as inhospitable as the sweltering prairie heat.


Hopeful Monsters refers to genetically abnormal organisms that naturally adapt to their environments. In Hiromi Goto’s quietly devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are women confounded by familial duty and the ghosts of their past.


Twelve-year-old Sayuri and her little brother Keiji find real excitement in the small Alberta town they’ve moved to, in the form of a magical Middle World behind a door in their cellar.