November 04, 2020
"If Someone Feeds Me Wonder, They Have My Heart" Poet Sarah Venart on the Long Road to Her Powerful New Collection
Poet Sarah Venart dives deep into love, family, need, and grief in her powerful new collection I Am the Big Heart (Brick Books). But what is the big heart? In these poems, big-heartedness means being ...
July 02, 2020
The Dirty Dozen with July Writer-in-Residence Irfan Ali
Meet our July 2020 writer-in-residence, Irfan Ali!A Toronto-born poet, essayist, and educator, Ali's previous book of short poetry Who I Think About When I Think About You found him shortlisted for the ...
April 07, 2020
Poets in Profile: Irfan Ali on Vulnerability, Strong Endings, and His New Collection
12th century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi created an iconic, seemingly indestructible work when he birthed the tale of Layla and Manjun. Over the years, the re-telling of the classic story has become ...
April 06, 2020
National Poetry Month Contest: Win a 2020 Subscription from Brick Books!
April is National Poetry Month, and we're partnering with Brick Books to give you a chance to win a subscription to their excellent 2020 list!The winner will receive all seven titles published by Brick ...
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 ...
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, ...