Important Notice January 2017

After more than twenty years in business, BuschekBooks will be ceasing operation on August 31, 2017.

If you have already published a book with BuschekBooks, please contact the press ( if you would like to discuss the disbursement of remaining stock and arrange for a rights reversion letter. If I haven't heard from an author by the end of August, remaining stock will be recycled, and any rights assigned to BuschekBooks will revert to the author.


The mandate of BuschekBooks has been to publish quality manuscripts by new and established writers. The focus is largely poetry and English translations of poetry by Canadian authors, as well as Canadian translations of international poets, often done as bilingual editions. The specific objectives are: 1) to find quality work by new and veteran writers 2) to promote these titles in Canada and abroad 3) to provide an author-friendly experience (regular royalty statements, advances, etc.) and 4) to keep titles in print.


Of Note:

Two Recent Reviews:

Maura Quell by Rita Donovan reviewed by Alejandro Bustos on the website Apt613, August 2013.

A Pirouette and Gone by E. D. Blodgett reviewed by Neil Querengesser in Canadian Literature, Autumn, 2012, p 139.

Yusuf and the Lotus Flower by Doyali Farah Islam has been reviewed by Susan McCaslin on the new League of Canadian Poets' "Reviews" page at the following link:

Arrivals and Departures by Nina Berkhout was reviewed in Canadian Literature 212, Spring 2012, p 129.

Seasons of Blood by Henry Beissel has been reviewed in Humanist Perspectives, Issue 180, Spring 2012, p35

Yusuf and the Lotus Flower by Doyali Farah Islam (winner of Contemporary Verse 2’s 35th anniversary contest) has received two reviews:  reviewed by George Elliott Clarke reviewed by Leopoldo Paradela.

BuschekBooks is pleased to announce that it is now distributing Enter Mourning (ISBN 978-1-554701-55-1) by Heather Menzies originally published by Key Porter. “…a magnificently memorable memoir…” Paula Todd for The Globe and Mail.

rob mclennan was awarded the 2011 John Newlove Poetry Award on October 22, 2011.

Tomas Tranströmer was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature on October 6, 2011. In 1996 BuschekBooks published the bilingual edition (Swedish/English) of For the Living and the Dead by Tomas Tranströmer translated by Don Coles the Governor-General's-Award-winning Canadian poet (BuschekBooks 1996). The translation won the 1996 John Glassco Translation Prize.

Arrivals & Departures by Nina Berkhout (BuschekBooks 2010) is a finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry.

the walnut-cracking machine:

Review: by Andrew Vaisius in Prairie Fire Review of Books, Vol 11, No. 3 (2011)

Go to the Pine: Poetry in Japanese Stye Review: "The One True Mind: A Buddhist Approach to Haiku" by Bruce Ross in frogpond, volume 33:2, 2010.

Kahlo: The World Split Open

Review in "The Art of Work" by Crystal Hurdle in Contemporary Literature 205, Summer 2010, p 136.


New Titles

Meticulous, Sad and Lonely by Ian Roy

November 2015

Redrafting Winter by Alison Strumberger and Gillian Sze November 2015

Delirium for Solo Harp by Nadine McInnis

April 2015


Upcoming and Recent Events

Friday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m. Come celebrate the joint launch of Delirium for Solo Harp by Nadine McInnis (BuschekBooks-poetry), Welcome to the Circus by Rhonda Douglas (Freehand Books-short fiction) and Ledger of the Open Hand by Leslie Vryenhoek (Breakwater Books-novel) at Black Squirrel Books and Tea, 1073 Bank Street, Ottawa (Bank at Sunnyside).
Or on Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm in Montreal at Argo Books, 1915 rue Ste-Catherine O, Montreal.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 p.m. The Tree Reading Series is hosting the Ottawa launch of A Crystal through which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page at Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa.

Friday, March 07, 2014, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. As part of Nipissing University's "English Studies Speaker Series", Doyali Farah Islam reads from Yusuf and the Lotus Flower (BuschekBooks, 2011, Poetry). Her presentation, entitled, "Spiritual Border-crossings: The Poetry of Doyali Farah Islam" takes place at Nipissing University's North Bay Campus, in H102.

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reading at the Ottawa Public Library Sunnyside Branch, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa: Rita Donovan (Maura Quell, BuschekBooks, 2014, Fiction) and Brian Burns (People Want Toast Not Toasters, BuschekBooks, 2012, Non-Fiction).

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Celebrate the launch of Jail Fire by Julie C. Robinson at Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3J5. Also reading is Christine Wiesenthal (Instruments of Surrender, BuschekBooks, 2001)

Tuesday, January 30, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Colin Morton will launch his latest poetry collection, Winds and Strings. The launch will take place at The Raw Sugar Cafe, 692 Somerset Street West, Ottawa.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Roger Nash will be reading from The Sound of Silence at The Conspiracy of Three reading series. The event will be held at the White Water Gallery, 143 Main Street West, North Bay, Ontario.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the launch of Maura Quell the latest novel by Rita Donovan at the Orange Art Gallery, 233 Armstrong Street, Ottawa [by the Parkdale Market]. Reading at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 the Edmonton Poetry Festival 2012

Shelley A. Leedahl author of Wretched Beast will be reading at two venues: Free-Range Poetry at Edmonton City Hall at 12 noon and Poetry and Music for a Spring Afternoon at The Artery, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Join Bryan Prince Bookseller and BuschekBooks in celebrating the launch of Linda Frank’s new book Insomnie Blues at the Carnegie Gallery 10 King Street West (Dundas).

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m (reading at 7:30).

Henry Beissel reads from Seasons of Blood and Coming to terms with a Child (Black Moss) at The A B Series, Laurier House, 335 Laurier Ave East, Ottawa.

Thursday, November 24, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Doyali Islam reads from Yusuf and the Lotus Flower;Get cozy with tea and cookies from 6:30 p.m.! Reading starts at 7 p.m.

Willow Books, 333 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011,7 pm; rob mclennan's Ottawa launch of A (short) history of l. with a reading at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar, 1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa. Lovingly hosted by Rhonda Douglas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 8 pm; Blaine Marchand author of Aperture and The Craving of Knives is reading at the Tree Reading Series, Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 8 pm; rob mclennan's Toronto launch of A (short) history of l. with a reading at the Art Bar Reading Series, Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 8pm, with Pearl Pirie and Shannon Maguire.

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 2 - 4 p.m.

Launch of Yusuf and the Lotus Flower

Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue

Main Activity Hall, 2nd Floor,Toronto

Free Admission; Wheelchair Accessible; Light Refreshments and Cake; Reading by Doyali Farah Islam; Book Buying; Book Signing (Cash only)

Saturday, November 5, 2011, noon - 5 pm

Stop by the BuschekBooks tables at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, 2nd Floor, the Jack Purcell Community Centre, Elgin and Gilmore Streets, Ottawa

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 5 pm:

Arc Poetry Magazine presents poets Nina Berkhout, Terry Ann Carter, and Paul Tyler (finalists for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry) together with Jenny Haysom (winner of the 2011 Diana Brebner Prize) at Collected Works, 1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 2 pm : Henry Beissel celebrates the launch of his collection of poetry Seasons of Blood. The event takes place at mother tongue books, 1067 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario.





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