October 09, 2019
"There's a Moment When Everything's Heightened" Marlene Cookshaw on the Synchronicity and Bliss of Poetry
Marlene Cookshaw's new poetry collection Mowing (Brick Books), her first in over ten years, was worth the wait. Focused on themes of harvest, both literal and figurative, it's a meditative, beautiful ...
October 07, 2019
Contest! Win Poetry by Maureen Hynes and Marlene Cookshaw with Brick Books' Time and Talismans Giveaway
This fall, Brick Books has new collections from two of CanLit's most vibrant poetic voices, Marlene Cookshaw (Mowing) and Maureen Hynes (Sotto Voce).To celebrate, Brick is giving away a prize pack of ...
September 18, 2019
Maureen Hynes on the Allure of the Ordinary and Wrestling Poetry into "Coherence and Beauty"
Maureen Hynes' powerful new collection Sotto Voce (Brick Books), her fifth, is a timely cri de coeur for a troubled world. From the ecological to the economic, Hynes turns a sharp light on inequalities ...
August 19, 2019
Contest! Win Celebrated Poetry in Brick Books' Atlantic Dreams Giveaway
Go east, young reader. On the page that is, because today's contest is all about Atlantic Canada. Each of the books included in this hefty prize pack from acclaimed poetry publisher Brick Books has won ...
July 29, 2019
Contest! Let Your Imagination Roam Free with a HUGE Poetry Prize Pack from Brick Books!
Have you got the summer travel itch? Maybe you're not able to bound off to lands unknown or northern retreats, but you can let your imagination roam lands near and far with our biggest prize pack ever, ...
June 24, 2019
Contest! Dive into Poetry with a Prize Pack from Brick Books!
This summer, dive into poetry from Brick Books' 2019 Spring authors. We're excited to offer this prize pack, courtesy of Brick Books, with FIVE new poetry collections to see you through a whole summer ...
April 18, 2019
Brenda Leifso on the "Wonderful Odd Ordinariness" of Poetry & an Act of Kindness that Led Her to Writing
Brenda Leifso's lush new poetry collection Wild Madder (Brick Books) delves into the strange, long process of finding one's way. Leifso is unafraid to let the rawness of disorientation, loss of identity, ...
February 28, 2019
Poetry School: Dana Gioia on the matter of poetry
Twenty-eight years ago US poet Dana Gioia’s essay “Can Poetry Matter?” was published in the Atlantic, sparking “a firestorm of debate and discussion” over the role of the poet in contemporary ...
February 25, 2019
Contest! Win a Full Set of Brick Books' Gorgeous 40th Anniversary Classics
In 2015, venerable independent poetry press Brick Books turned 40 years old. To celebrate, they selected six of their most iconic collections from throughout the press' history and created beautiful new ...
February 24, 2019
Poetry School: Getting specific with Amiri Baraka
Writing is reading, teaching is learning. As I said in my invitation for readers to join me this month-long online Poetry School, I expected to benefit the most from these researches into the craft and ...