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Matt Rader

author image Matt Rader is the author of three books of poems: A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle over the River Arno (House of Anansi, 2011), Living Things (Nightwood Editions, 2008), and Miraculous Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2005), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and long-listed for the ReLit Award. His poems, stories and non-fiction have appeared in The Walrus, Prism International, The Fiddlehead, The Journey Prize Anthology, as well as many other publications across North America, Australia and Europe and have been nominated for numerous awards including the Gerald Lampert Award, the Journey Prize and two Pushcart Prizes. His website is


Book Cover Living Things
978-0-88971-223-2 · 0-88971-223-9 · March 2008 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
The critically acclaimed second collection of poetry by the author of Miraculous Hours.
Book Cover Miraculous Hours
978-0-88971-201-0 · 0-88971-201-8 · April 2005 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
on the front porch striking matchsticks with our thumbs the quick report of light doused out with our tongues, it’s the trick that speaks volumes: forget phosphorus, friction the miracle of combustion, it is how you hold fire in your mouth then snuff it out like idle conversation— –from “Miraculous Hours”
Book Cover Visual Inspection
978-0-88971-356-7 · 0-88971-356-1 · April 2019 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
Book Cover What I Want to Tell Goes Like This
978-0-88971-306-2 · 0-88971-306-5 · October 2014 · Paperback
CAD$21.95 · USD$21.95
“These fiercely beautiful stories create a kaleidoscopic vision of a very real but sometimes unsettling world. This is not just another first book of stories, but is something remarkably strong, original and new.” —Jack Hodgins, author of Cadillac Cathedral