October 06, 2017
Special Feature: Dundurn Press
Words and Photos by Elyse Friedman. In 1972, Kirk Howard was a young man living in Sarnia and teaching Canadian studies. He noticed a dearth of homegrown books to use in his history and literature classes, ...
September 27, 2017
How I Learned to Write What Scares Me
Three years ago, I wrote a poem.Back then, a few very big things happened in my life. My marriage died. I found a new publisher. And, perhaps most importantly, I started teaching.For my entire publishing ...
September 20, 2017 - 8:00pm - The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, Toronto, Ontario
Biblioasis Fall Launch 2017Featuring: Kevin Hardcastle, Cynthia Flood, Alejandro Saravia, Pino Collucio, and David Huebert
Join Biblioasis out of the wilds as we come to Toronto to launch books from Kevin Hardcastle (IN THE CAGE), Cynthia Flood (WHAT CAN YOU DO), Alejandro Saravia (RED, YELLOW, GREEN), Pino Coluccio (CLASS ...
September 12, 2017
An Interview with Sarah Pinder
“When you empty out your psychic pockets, how do all the disparate pieces relate to each other?”I read Sarah Pinder’s most recent poetry collection, Common Place, while commuting from my home in ...
September 05, 2017
Writers and Money
I’ve been a professional writer for about eight years now, that is, writing has been my full-time occupation. That wasn’t always the case of course, and I’ve tried to be forthright with people about ...
August 25, 2017
Welcome to the Great White North
A lifelong Torontonian, I left my hometown several years ago for the Far North. I watched Toronto transform from a big city with the heart of a small town to an enormous city that seemed heartless. I ...
August 21, 2017
Publishing the Unpublished
A closer look at an instigating moment in Canadian booksThe evening of June 22, Harbourfront Centre hosted a special International Festival of Authors event. Though the series is best known for presenting ...
August 16, 2017
Considering the Incomplete
I love to buy something then cut it in half. I did this recently with a product called the World’s Best Dishcloth and felt like a genius. Now I had two dishcloths and they were both the best dishcloth ...
August 10, 2017
“Considering the Book as Bi(bli)osphere,” an Interview with Gary Barwin
The writing of poet, composer, and recently Giller nominated novelist Gary Barwin has music to it that sounds like a gathering of organic materials, processed and released over and over until they sound ...
July 31, 2017
An Interview with David O’Meara, organizer of the Plan 99 Reading Series
In the Manx Pub, a basement bar on Ottawa’s Elgin St., there’s a slim shelf of books – lots of poetry, but also some prose. The books are often browsed, often borrowed, and often returned. They’re ...