April 12, 2016
Griffin Prize Shortlist Announced, Including Debut Poet Liz Howard
The 2016 Griffin Prize shortlists were announced today, with nominees announced for both the international and Canadian prizes. The Canadian shortlist is particularly interesting, featuring both a book ...
February 14, 2016
Poetry to Pillowtalk: The 14 Best Poems to Woo a Lover
Looking to pitch some (bookish) woo? To celebrate Valentine's Day, we asked writers, publishing professionals and literary luminaries for their selection of the best poem with which to turn your beloved's ...
February 02, 2016
Poets in Profile: Majlinda Bashllari
Majlinda Bashllari published her first poetry collection in Albania in 2007. Less than ten years later the Toronto-based poet has released her first English language collection, Love is a very long word ...
January 29, 2016
Poets in Profile: Steve Meagher
The poems in Steven Meagher's Navy Blue (Guernica Editions) capture the late night colouring of its title — exhilarating, sharp, urban and smart. It's an insightful debut that takes on everything from ...
January 14, 2016
The Entitled Interview with Phil Hall
Drawing on the wilds of rural Ontario and his own family and artistic mythology as inspiration, Phil Hall's four decades of poetic invention have influenced countless other Canadian poets. Often called ...
December 21, 2015
Poet in Preview: Michael Prior
BT: Michael, in 2014 you released your first chapbook, Swan Dive, with Frog Hollow Press. Of course, before that chapbook was even published you were already a well-known, well-respected poet in the Canadian ...
December 07, 2015
At the Desk: Samuel Andreyev
Samuel Andreyev is the author of the poetry collection The Relativistic Empire (BookThug). His other artistic background, as an acclaimed composer and musician, is on display in his second collection, ...
May 13, 2013
Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Do I Have To Trick You Into Reading This?
Why the title? Confession: I love poetry, but I worry about it. I worry that people don't want to know about it, or read it. I worry that published Canadian poetry for kids is on the decline.Sure, poetry ...
November 24, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance Write?
An investigation of the writing of characters engaged in the physical act of dancing for an extended period of time in poetry and fiction by Nathaniel G. MooreHow does a writer choreograph the movement ...
February 05, 2010
Recommended Reading: Lawren Harris in The Ward: His Urban Poetry and Paintings, Edited by Gregory Betts
elana wolff writes...Lawren Harris is best known for his stark, mystical landscapes of the Canadian north, and for being a founding member of the Group of Seven. Lawren Harris in The Ward: His Urban Poetry ...