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New Release!

Urban Burlesque, a collection of brand-new poems reflecting the state of everyday living in 2023, as well as a discovery of the poetry that’s right in front of us when we take the time to see it. This is the 27th book of verse by London, Ontario writer Andreas Gripp, whose poems have been praised for their accessibility, emotive narrative, and for being grounded within the human experience. 119 pgs. Perfect-bound. June 2023.

 

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New Release!

You're Dead After School is a blend of the present day with nostalgia. There are times that, despite the generational gap, nothing has really changed and to be human means to deal daily with what is repellent and what is painfully out-of-reach. 134 pgs. Perfect-bound. Published September 2023 by Beliveau Books.

 

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New Release!

Misfit poems, odds and ends, poems in the attic. Most presented digitally for the first time. Includes Chuck Barris, St. Michael's Quartet,

The Cameo, Intelligentsia, Kurt Cobain, and much more! 87 pgs. Perfect-bound. July 2023. 

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The lyricist of our nation, determined to give the oftentimes untold stories of personal tragedies; the conveyor in the most exquisitely personable language of seasonal wisdoms; and perhaps among the leading spokespersons for the reinstatement of the poetic voice in contemporary verses ... as good as the American Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

—Conrad Didiodato, author and poet

Reminiscent of Cohen but more biting. A gifted, eloquent, and very brave bard.

 

Katherine L. Gordon, poet and author

Andreas has the ability to connect with his readers through the easy flow and mastery of his words. He is one of the best poets in Canada.

—Patricia Shields, author and poet

Your poetry has an uncommon, common touch: it touches something in each of us, gives us a word, a phrase, a picture that we can easily relate to. Poetry that does what poetry is meant to do: communicate!

—Carol A. Stephen, author and poet

The poetry of Andreas Gripp takes hold of readers like a beguiling scent, evoking both nostalgia and the transcendence of memory from the moment it is apprehended. This is poetry of common life, a relatable and lyrical poetry which propels itself like a song newly sung yet undeniably familiar.

—Chris Morgan, Scene Magazine

I love your craftsmanship, your sense of rhythm, and deployment of consonance and assonance and internal rhyme. It's poetry after my own heart, poetry that dares unabashedly to be beautiful when discussing hard things. Poetry that knows that rolling your car and landing upside-down in a ditch gives you a new perspective on the ground above and the sky below.

—Richard-Yves Sitoski, Owen Sound Poet Laureate

You are my favourite living poet, no disrespect to all my other favourites because they are dead. I don't say that lightly, having shelves of poetry books. We won't mention the living writers because it's not fair to compare when I adore your writings so.

—Amber Dawn Pullin, poet

I've always admired the progression in your poems and the way they move, effortlessly, from a quaint or innocuous observation to their unlikely dénouement, the way you succeed in always turning a thing on its head! I love the sweeping twists you deftly wring out of your closing lines, at once so obvious in their necessity and altogether out of left field. Spontaneous and clever and always a refreshing surprise!

—Teresa Daniele, author

I like the human feel in particular in Andreas' work. When I read him, I feel as if he is literally sitting next to me, talking to me sometimes with cynicism, sometimes with love-longing, and sometimes with corset-splitting humour.
 

Gina Onyemaechi, poet

You are to me the best poet of the century. I have never read a poem of yours I did not like.

—Karina Klesko, editor and poet

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