• Boundary Country (Spokane, WA: Eastern Washington UP, and Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown P, 2007), short stories
  • A Vain Thing (Winnipeg, MN: Turnstone, 2007), novellas
  • Woodstock Rising (Toronto, ON: Dundurn, 2009), novel
  • The Shadows We Mistake for Love (Madeira Park, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2015), short stories


  • Inside Job: Essays on the New Work Writing (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1983)
  • A Country Not Considered: Canada, Culture, Work (Toronto, ON: Anansi, 1993)
  • Songs Without Price: The Music of Poetry in a Discordant World (Nanaimo, BC: Institute for Coastal Research, 2008)
  • If You’re Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change (Toronto, ON: Guernica Editions, 2018)

Poetry Collections

  • Waiting for Wayman (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 1973)
  • For and Against The Moon (Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada, 1974)
  • Money and Rain (Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada, 1975)
  • Free Time (Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada, 1977)
  • A Planet Mostly Sea (Winnipeg, MN: Turnstone, 1979)
  • Living on the Ground (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 1980)
  • Introducing Tom Wayman: Selected Poems 1973-80 (Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review P, 1980)
  • The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown P, 1981)
  • Counting the Hours (Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart, 1983)
  • The Face of Jack Munro (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1986)
  • In a Small House on the Outskirts of Heaven (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1989)
  • Did I Miss Anything? Selected Poems 1973-1993 (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1993)
  • The Astonishing Weight of the Dead (Vancouver, BC: Polestar, 1994)
  • I’ll Be Right Back: New & Selected Poems 1980-1996 (Princeton, NJ: Ontario Review P, 1997)
  • The Colours of the Forest (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1999)
  • My Father’s Cup (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2002)
  • High Speed Through Shoaling Water (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2007)
  • Dirty Snow (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2012)
  • Winter’s Skin (Fernie, BC: Oolichan, 2013)
  • Built to Take It: Selected Poems 1996-2013 (Spokane, WA: Lynx House P, 2014)
  • The Order in Which We Do Things: The Poetry of Tom Wayman (selected and with an introduction by Owen Percy; Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2014)
  • Helpless Angels (Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown P, 2017)


  • Beaton Abbot’s Got The Contract, an anthology of working poems (Edmonton, AB: NeWest, 1974)
  • A Government Job At Last, an anthology of working poems (Vancouver, BC: MacLeod Books, 1976)
  • Going For Coffee, poetry on the job (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1981; 2nd ed., 1987)
  • East of Main: An Anthology of Poems from East Vancouver (co-edited with Calvin Wharton; Vancouver, BC: Pulp, 1989)
  • Paperwork, contemporary poems from the job (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1991)
  • The Dominion of Love, contemporary Canadian love poems (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 2001)