April 02, 2020
"A Title Is Like a Doorbell, Not a Doorway" April Writer-In-Residence Dani Spinosa On Her Subversive New Collection
It's National Poetry Month! A time for poets, publishers, and fans to read, share, and talk about their favourite poems and authors. The Canadian poetry community produces a wide variety of fearless, ...
March 31, 2020
Poets in Profile: Beatriz Hausner Talks Rimbaud, Growing Up with Poetry, and Canada's Need for International Literature
Toronto-based poet Beatriz Hausner's forthcoming new collection, Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (available April 16 through Book*hug) is an examination of humanity's long-standing love affair with, ...
March 24, 2020
Dirty Dozen: Jane Munro Talks Teenage Jobs, Her First Poem, and the Joys of the Upside-Down
Griffin Prize-winning poet Jane Munro's newest collection, Glass Float (Brick Books), is a study of boundaries and connections. The limit of the horizon, of a land-bound glass float, is used to illustrate ...
January 29, 2020
Read an Excerpt From Teva Harrison's Gorgeously Devastating 'Not One of These Poems Is About You'
In April of last year, the Canadian literary community suffered a profound loss at the passing of celebrated author and illustrator Teva Harrison after a lengthy battle with metastatic breast cancer. ...
January 21, 2020
The Entitled Interview: David Ly Dissects Masculinity in His Debut Collection
In Mythical Man (publishing April 2020 via Palimpsest Press), his debut collection of poetry, author David Ly explores themes of masculinity, sexuality, race, and personal identity, shattering preconceived ...
January 16, 2020
League of Canadian Poets Announces Theme, Event Information for National Poetry Month 2020
We're getting closer to April, which also means we're getting closer to National Poetry Month!The League of Canadian Poets have formally announced that this year's theme will be "A World of Poetry". Organizers ...
January 15, 2020
Don't Adjust Your Antenna: nathan dueck Channels a Pop Culture Obsession Into Poetry in His New Collection
You certainly don't have to be a child of the 80s to appreciate poet nathan dueck's newest collection, A Very Special Episode (Wolsak & Wynn), but it doesn't hurt.Inspired by the Saturday morning ...
December 12, 2019
Poets in Profile: Tanis MacDonald Talks Key Narratives, Taking Your Time, and the Importance of Community
Poet and author Tanis MacDonald's newest collection, Mobile (Book*hug Press), delves into both the historical and modern experiences of women working and living in Toronto, casting their stories against ...
December 03, 2019
Becoming Bigger Than Ourselves
In mid-November, a few days after I’d returned to Vancouver from the Singapore Writers Festival a week prior, I saw an owl.I was in a jet-lagged haze at dusk, on my way to the convenience store to get ...
December 02, 2019
A Literary Love Story: Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson Explore Toronto's Lit. Scene of the 60s and 70s in New Podcast
For those interested in discovering (or re-living) Toronto's vibrant literary community of the 1960s and 70s, the newest installment of House of Anansi's 128 Sterling podcast ought to be required listening.In ...