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Quattro Books 2014

A collection of deceptively simple poems and aphorisms that leap from identity issues to survival issues, from the solidly grounded to the surreal, from sombre to witty to frighteningly harsh. Short and sharp, insightful and provocative, they remind us that we are all intimately connected, struggling, and fortunate to be alive.

Poetry | 978-1-927443-57-6 | Trade paperback | 92 pages | 5" x 7"

Canadian $18.00

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BREATHE NOW BREATHE NOW
BuschekBooks 2008

A collection of highly rhythmic, image-driven poetry that engages the reader like a violent storm washing through an urban landscape. The personal and the global are juxtaposed and combined to address contemporary sociopolitical themes with empathy and understanding. Unconventional line breaks and dynamic repetition of poignant images, attitudes and feelings make Breathe Now seem more like a conceptual kaleidoscope than a collection of individual poems.

Poetry | 978-1-894543-45-3 | Trade paperback | 56 pages | 5 1/4" x 8 1/4"

Canadian $17.50

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STATIC EVOLUTION STATIC EVOLUTION
Press On 2007

Five very tight surreal flash fictions. Poignant, creepy, and memorable. Published in a special limited edition.

Fiction | 978-0-9735271-3-1 | Chapbook | 8 pages | 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Canadian $5

Out of print

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BROKEN ACCIDENTS BROKEN ACCIDENTS
Insomniac Press 2003

A collection of short fictions in which the mundane and the surreal collide, and humour and sadness paint opposite sides of a revolving door. Filled with absurd conversations, monologues and sardonic descriptions of warped realities, Broken Accidents twists and squirms with incisive metaphor yet maintains a child-like wonder and curiosity.

Canadian Out of print

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THE INSIDE EDGE: Performance Poet Phlip Arima THE INSIDE EDGE: Performance Poet CD
A PhlipEnt Production 2002

This CD of eleven poems is more than simply a voice reciting words into a microphone. It is a multi-layered soundscape of imagistic words and phrases with a strong musicality that tempers its hard-edged themes. The Inside Edge takes its listeners on a journey that will echo through their thoughts long after they have made it to the end.

Canadian $5

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DAMAGED DAMAGED
Insomniac Press 1998. With drawings by Thomas Hendry.

This collection of poetry is a trip along the urban edge from domestic unrest to losing it on the street to death and grief infused with the desire for intimacy and the pain of loneliness. It examines society and portrays its harsh realities with uncompromising sensitivity.

Out of print

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BENEATH THE BEAUTY BENEATH THE BEAUTY
Insomniac Press 1996. With photographs by Bonnie Portelance.

A collection of dark romantic poetry that is gritty, rhythmic and infused with a passion that is palpable. It is poetry that verges on the edge of prose as it tells the stories of real life with terrifying clarity and genuine compassion.

Out of print

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ASPHALT GARDEN PLAYING IN THE ASPHALT GARDEN
Insomniac Press 1994

This book features twenty-seven pages of Phlip's poetry. It is a four-author anthology that explores the urban life — not the city of buildings and streets, but as a concentration of human experience, where a rapid and voluminous exchange of ideas, messages, power and beliefs takes place. The other contributors are Jill Battson, Tatiana Freire-Lizama, and Stan Rogal.

Out of print

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