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A short list of publications available for purchase from MBooks of BC


  1. Out of Blue Nothing, 24 Shakespearean sonnets by Joe Ruggier, Vancouver, BC, MBooks of BC, poetry series #1, 5th Edition July 1992, ISBN 0-9694933-0-4, $11.95. Out of stock (featured within This Eternal Hubbub, 3rd revised edition).

  2. Savitri, a prose-poem by Chandramapatti, Vancouver, BC, Multicultural Books, © Chandramapatti 1992, ISBN 0-9694933-2-0, 36 pp. $11.95

  3. Purple Premonitions, a sequence of mystical love poems by Chandramapatti, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © Chandramapatti 1998, ISBN 0-9681948-2-6, 22 pp. $6.95

  4. Poems, by John Laycock, with a preface by Philip Higson, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © John Laycock 1997, ISBN 0-9694933-8-x, 112 pp. $19.95

  5. Intelligible Mystery. A Critical Introduction to the life and poetry of Rex Hudson with special emphasis on: Sonnets for the Psalms. Published with the assistance of influential friends of the poet. 1st Ed. Wisconsin: Arrow­head Printing & Publishing, 1985. 170 pp. Paper. Temporar­ily out of stock.

  6. The Voice of the Millions, Selected Poems, 1977  1988. ISBN 0 929659 01 5. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUE CARD No: 88-62403. 4th, substantially improved, Rpt. Wisconsin: Pierpont Press, 1991. 104 pp. Paper. $16 Canada; $US16, USA; £9 stg. UK. Out of stock (featured within Lamplighter most gracious ...)

  7. The Poetry of George Borg, translated from the Maltese by Joe M. Ruggier, with a critical introduction by Joe Ruggier, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © George Borg & Joe M. Ruggier 2000, ISBN 0-9681948-5-0, 74 pp. $17

  8. Selected Poetry of Roy Harrison, with a preface by Warren Stevenson (UBC), Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © Roy Harrison 1996, ISBN 0-9694933-6-3, 28 pp. $12.95

  9. The Flying Dutchman, a poem in 18 parts by Roy Harrison, w/author’s preface, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © Roy Harrison 2004, ISBN 0-9733301-5-5, 36 pp. $12.95

  10. Pharaoh’s Children, a novel by Roy Harrison, 4th Cdn print edition (revised & improved) Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © Roy Harrison 2006, ISBN 1-897303-01-7, 304 pp. $19.95

  11. Tarshish” and Other Poems, by Roy Harrison, edited, with an introduction, by Warren Stevenson, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, © Roy Harrison 2007, ISBN 978-1-897303-05-4, 82 pp. $19.95.

  12. The Consciousness of Earth, by Esther Cameron writing as George Richter, edited by Joe M. Ruggier, Vancouver, BC, MBooks, Revised Edition © Esther Cameron 2004, ISBN 0-9733301-3-9, 254 pp. $18.95

  13. This Gardener’s Impossible Dream “a not so green thumb, (or why I took up poetry instead)” and other poems & translations, by Emery L. Campbell, with an introduction by Manuel Durán (Yale University), Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Emery L. Campbell 2005, ISBN 0-9733301-8-X, 108 pp. $19.95

  14. 42 Poems in Rhyme & Meter, selected from the poetry of Mary K. Meisel, 1889-1965, edited, with a critical introduction, by Joe Ruggier, Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Harry J. Meisel (CA) 2005, 2nd print ed. ISBN 0-9733301-6-3, 72 pp. $19.95

  15. Take Me Home to Pringus, selected poems by Zyskandar A. Jaimot, Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Zyskandar A. Jaimot 2006, ISBN 1-897303-00-9, 130 pp. $19.95

  16. In the Suburbs of Europe, perspectives on Maltese Language & Literature, by Joe M. Ruggier. Vancouver, BC. MBooks © Joe M. Ruggier 1993, ISBN 0-9694933-1-2. 2nd ed. 36 pp. $12.95. Out of stock (featured within Lamplighter most gracious ...)

  17. This Eternal Hubbub, by Joe M. Ruggier, Foreword by Rex H. Hudson (deceased), Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Joe M. Ruggier 2004, ISBN 0-9733301-4-7, 3rd rev. ed. 294 pp. $29.95

  18. regrets hopes regards and prayers ... Verses composed in Youth, By Ruggier. Comprises: early, unpublished poetry and other sketches; with an introduction by LeRoy Douglas Travis. 1st Ed. Vancouver: Multicultural Books — August 1996. ISBN 0-9694933-5-5. 140 pp. Paper. $24.95 Canada; $US24.95 USA; £16.95 (UK). Out of stock (featured within Lamplighter most gracious ...)

  19. Lady Vancouver. 9 Poems by Joe Ruggier. Comprises 4 elegies, including an elegy for President Kennedy; with a foreword by Oliver Friggieri, University of Malta. 2nd Ed. Vancouver: Multicultural Books Poetry Series #5 — July 1997. ISBN 0-9681948-0-X. 46 pp. Paper. $10 Canada; $US10 (USA); £7 (UK). Out of stock (featured within Lamplighter most gracious ...)

  20. A Richer Blessing. Poetry & Prose by Joe Ruggier. With a foreword by George Csaba Koller. 1st Ed. Vancouver: Multicultural Books Poetry Series #7 — July 1999. ISBN 0-9681948-3-4. 120 pp. Paper. $21.95 Canada; $US21.95 USA; £15 (UK). Out of stock (featured within Lamplighter most gracious ...)

  21. Pope Caesar’s Wake, Letters to Pope Woytyla, by Joe M. Ruggier, edited, with an introduction, by Michael Burch, Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Joe M. Ruggier 2005, ISBN 0-9738392-4-4, 1st print. ed. 376 pp. $29.95

  22. Outlaw’s Retreat, Selected Poems of Tom Merrill, with an author’s preface, Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Tom Merrill 2005, ISBN 0-9738392-7-9, 1st print. ed. 90 pp. $16.95

  23. Lunar Rhapsody, Poems by V. Ulea with Michael Burch, editor. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © V. Ulea Spring 2007, ISBN 978-1-897303-06-1, 1st print ed. 86 pp. $16.95

  24. Infernal / Supernal Love, Poems Selected & New, by Warren Stevenson, edited by Joe Ruggier, with an author’s preface. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Warren Stevenson 2006, ISBN 0-9738392-2-8, 1st ed.; 2nd printing with revisions 114 pp. $14.95

  25. Infernal / Supernal Love, Poems Selected & New, by Warren Stevenson, edited by Joe Ruggier, with an author’s preface. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Warren Stevenson 2008, ISBN 978-1-897303-10-8; 2nd revised edition, includes six new poems. 122 pp. $19.95

  26. No Continuing City, Poems by Ralph O. Cunningham. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Ralph Cunningham 2004, ISBN 0-9733301-2-0, 1st ed. 132 pp. $19.95.

  27. Mirrors of Memory, Poetry & Prose by Ralph O. Cunningham. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Ralph Cunningham 2006, ISBN 0-9738392-9-5, 1st ed. 90 pp. $19.95

  28. Schwanengesang, Poems by Ralph O. Cunningham. Vancouver, BC, MBooks © Ralph Cunningham 2008, ISBN 978-1-897303-08-5, 1st ed. 68 pp. $16.95.

  29. MBooks on Compact Disk — From Door-to-Door to CD-ROM (1972-2003) Special Edition 2003. 19 outstanding titles in one convenient package, edited & compiled by Joe M. Ruggier. Vancouver, BC, © MBooks 2003 on behalf of all participating authors, ISBN 0-9733301-0-4, 1st electronic ed. $26.95

  30. Songs of Gentlest Reflection. Poetry & Prose by Joe Ruggier. With a critical intro. by Ron Johnson, Ph.D. 1st Ed. Vancouver: MBooks Poetry Series #10 — May 2003. ISBN: 0-9681948-9-3. 104 pp. Paper. $24.95 Canada; $US 24.95 USA; £15 (UK). Re-issued as: 3rd enl. ed.—Spring 2004. ISBN: 0-9733301-1-2. 108 pp. Same price as 1st ed. but features two additional critical reviews. 2nd Edition was issued on CD-ROM …

  31. Thirty-One Sonnets. By Joe Ruggier. With a foreword by Dr. Philip J. W. Higson, (Staffs., U.K.). Cover art by Karen Butchart. 1st Ed. Richmond, BC: MBooks Poetry Series #30; Spring 2009. ISBN: 978-1-897303-11-5. 56 pp. Paper. $21.95 Canada. $US 20 USA. £10 (UK).

  32. Lamplighter most gracious … Collected poems & selected prose, 1972 – 2009, by Joe Ruggier. With an author’s preface. Cover photo by Joe Ruggier. “Excluding all poetry and prose published in This Eternal Hubbub.” 1st Ed. Richmond, BC: MBooks Poetry Series #28; June 2009. ISBN: 978-1-897303-07-8. 572 pp. Paper. $50 Canada. $US 50 USA. £30 (UK).





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Multicultural Books
Suite 307, 6311 Gilbert Road
Richmond, B.C.
Canada V7C 3V7

Contact: Joe M. Ruggier
Telephone:  (604) 447-0979
E-mail: jrmbooks@hotmail.com

 



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