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"The Human Endocrine System Represents a Kind of Poetics" Adam Dickinson on his Poetic, Chemical Autobiography
Adam Dickinson's cerebral and innovative poetry has garnered him honours including nominations for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and the ReLit ...
May 15, 2018
Rabindranath Maharaj and His New Novel Exploring "The Oldest Question in the World"
Rabindranath Maharaj's decorated literary career includes honours like the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, to name just a few. It also includes ...
May 07, 2018
Craig Terlson on Exploring Truth Through Scandal and Conspiracy
Illustrator Craig Terlson spent more than twenty years drawing for the likes of The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, and Saturday Night magazine, racking up numerous awards. After making it to the ...
April 23, 2018
"A Great Book is Frighteningly Truthful" David Kingston Yeh on Writing Gay Love & Sex, Realism, & Social Media
Playwright David Kingston Yeh's debut novel, A Boy at the Edge of the World (Guernica Editions), follows Daniel Garneau, 18 years old, as he moves to Toronto from small-town Ontario. Young, gay, and ...
April 19, 2018
"Donaldson Has His Obsessions" An Unusual Interview with Poet Jeffery Donaldson's Evil Twin
Jeffery Donaldson’s Fluke Print digs into the groundwork of poetry, examining and reimagining creativity, intellect, and the emotional landscape in poems that are subtle and precise, packed with quiet ...
April 10, 2018
Lenea Grace on Proving Canada Exists in Her Debut Poetry Collection
Lenea Grace's debut collection of poetry A Generous Latitude (ECW Press) leans into Canadiana by mining one of our traditional natural resources: wry wit. Her poems are smart and tight and their humour ...
April 06, 2018
Angela Ahn on Exploring Identity and Culture Through Food in Her Debut Middle Grade Novel
In Angela Ahn's Krista Kim-Bap (Second Story Press), Krista and Jason have been best friends since they were in diapers. Their differences never seemed like a big deal - but when their teacher asks ...
March 05, 2018
"Loss and Absence Challenge Us to Become Who We Are": Kathleen Venema on Her Unique Mother-Daughter Memoir
The impact of mother-daughter relationships is hard to overstate. In Kathleen Venema's Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces (Wilfrid Laurier University) the extraordinary influence of the mother-daughter ...
February 20, 2018
Adam Garnet Jones on Finding the Story in his Powerful New Novel Fire Song
Filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones started writing and making movies in his teen years, and even in those early works, he never shied away from difficult, complex storytelling. So it's no surprise that his ...
February 14, 2018
“What Does it Mean to Be Home?” Chelene Knight on Her Writing Journey, Genre-Bending, & the Unanswerable Questions
Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug) is the second book from Vancouver's Chelene Knight, whose debut poetry collection Braided Skin was praised as "compelling" and "a whorl of wisdom". With Dear Current ...