December 13, 2017
Lorri Neilsen Glenn on Following a Family Trail to Uncover the Historical Erasure of Indigenous Women
It was a passing comment from an aunt that revealed a family tragedy to Lorri Neilsen Glenn. Once Lorri learned of her great-grandmother's untimely death, she found herself drawn down a path of family ...
November 27, 2017
Mariam Pirbhai on Bringing Invisible Characters into the Spotlight
An earthquake survivor, a resort hotel maid, a migrant worker on a chicken farm. These are just a few of the fascinating and diverse characters in Mariam Pirbhai's short story collection Outside People ...
November 23, 2017
Catherine Graham's Path Through the Celery Forest: "A Great Book Alters You Physically"
In a world where the impossible has happened, the limitations of everyday logic are suddenly opened. When poet and novelist Catherine Graham was diagnosed with cancer, the world became a topsy-turvy place. ...
November 15, 2017
Randle W. Nelsen on Universities' Role in Maintaining Inequality & the Problematic Corporatization of Education
With tuition skyrocketing, student debt burdens burgeoning, and the market value of degrees plummeting, the role and function of universities becomes more and more tenuous. Conversations around that role ...
November 14, 2017
Stuart Ross on Experimental Novels, Big Ideas in Short Word Counts, & Juggling Multiple Projects
Stuart Ross' contributions to the Canadian literary scene are almost too lengthy to list. From his staggering 20 books of acclaimed writing in multiple genres to his work as part of the small press scene ...
October 17, 2017
Robert Clarke on Between the Lines Fighting the Good Fight for 40 Years
Small and mighty was the order of the day when independent Canadian publishers first became a force in this country's culture. The '70s in particular were times of huge expansion, with many small houses ...
October 13, 2017
Adam Bunch's Toronto isn't Boring - It's Deadly
We've all heard of a life story, but what about a death story? Just in time for the spookiest season, Adam Bunch's The Toronto Book of the Dead (Dundurn Press) offers a unique portal to the history of ...
October 11, 2017
Daniel Karasik on the Strange and Powerful Process of Retuning to Early Work
Daniel Karasik has tackled poetry and playwriting, gaining acclaim in both genres, and now he's proving that he's just as successful in fiction with the publication of Faithful and Other Stories (Guernica ...
October 04, 2017
Gillian Wigmore on Creating Characters from Her Road Not Travelled
Newlyweds arriving in a strange and remote small town makes for a classic, foreboding opener to a story. But Gillian Wigmore's Glory (Invisible Publishing) is like nothing readers have seen before, taking ...
September 28, 2017
October writer-in-residence Canisia Lubrin on Poetry's Vast Possibility, Books She's Loved, and Not Getting Writer's Block
Poet Canisia Lubrin's much buzzed about debut Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn) is a powerhouse of a collection. Lubrin is endlessly creative in pulling from science, pop culture, news stories, and ...