June 14, 2016
Submitted by kevin on June 14, 2016 - 1:26pmI spent the last three weeks in a writing room with some of the most talented comedy writers I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.One of the most exciting ...
June 13, 2016
Dismantling Jane Jordan’s Library
Throughout the process of distributing ten bins of books, chapbooks and other literary materials once owned by Ottawa poet Jane Jordan (1926-2007), there’s a slight guilt attached to dismantling her ...
June 09, 2016
A Poet, a Novelist and a Toddler Enter a Room
Do you ever wonder what it’s like to be one of those literary power couples, talent just oozing from their pores, words pouring from their pens, seemingly effortlessly? Meaghan Strimas & Nathan ...
June 03, 2016
Debut Poet Liz Howard and American Norman Dubie Awarded the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prizes
Last night in Toronto, American poet Norman Dubie and Canadian — and debut — poet Liz Howard were awarded the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prizes.Dubie won the International Prize for his collection ...
May 31, 2016
Special Feature! Talking About Poetry with the Griffin Prize Finalists
The Griffin Poetry Prize is a career-making honour, and has built itself into one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, honouring the best in both Canadian and international poetry for ...
May 16, 2016
Profile on Monty Reid, with a Few Questions
Ottawa poet Monty Reid, who moved to the area in 1999 after spending most of his working life in Alberta, including side trips to British Columbia and Quebec, was originally born in Saskatchewan. He is ...
May 12, 2016
At the Desk: Jenna Butler
Many writers wear a lot of hats, between dayjobs, other passions, and family demands. But Jenna Butler has a particularly interesting second identity, and she's brought her other life and her writing ...
April 28, 2016
"We're All Teachers," an Interview With Michael Fraser
Michael Fraser is a high school teacher and author of two collections of poetry, The Serenity of Stone, and, most recently, To Greet Yourself Arriving. If you attended NOW Magazine’s Battle of the Bards ...
April 27, 2016
"Obsession Looks Different on Everyone," an Interview With Emma Healey
Emma Healey is the poetry critic for the Globe and Mail. Her book, Begin With the End in Mind, is a witty collection of prose poetry, a sort of Young Urbanist’s Guide to being Canadian, a 21st century ...
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 ...