October 31, 2017
Halloween Special: Watching the World End with Peter Darbyshire
The title of Peter Darbyshire's Has the World Ended Yet? (Wolsak & Wynn) isn't false advertising - the stories, which contain all the wit, weirdness, and insight Darbyshire is known for, really do ...
July 18, 2017
Julia McCarthy on Duality, Elegy, and Overlap in Her Third Poetry Collection
Julia McCarthy's All the Names Between (Bricks Books) has been praised for its "incomparable eloquence" (Clarise Foster, editor of Contemporary Verse 2) and called "a book of meditations for even those ...
July 17, 2017
Melinda Vandenbeld Giles's Clara Awake Brings Together Anthropology, Ancient Female Magic, & Exploration
In her novel, Clara Awake (Inanna Publications), Melinda Vandenbeld Giles takes her background as an anthropologist as a foundation, then lets her imagination run wild. Delving into big questions of ...
July 06, 2017
Anita Miettunen on Her Journey of Discovery with a Rare Blue Whale
When the remains of a blue whale were found on a remote PEI beach, environmentalists had a unique opportunity not only to learn more about the biggest animal in the world, but to share the whale that ...
June 20, 2017
On Writing, with Darryl Whetter
Darryl Whetter's Search Box Bed (Palimpsest Press) brings together poetry, with all its historical associations of love and romance, and new media, with its accompanying online realities of sexual connection ...
June 06, 2017
On Writing, with paulo da costa
The idiom "small is beautiful" is often true in fiction - from short stories to microfiction, sometimes the briefest glimpses into an imagined world are the most arresting. The Midwife of Torment & ...
May 31, 2017
On Writing, with our June writer-in-residence, Lesley Krueger!
Lesley Krueger's sixth book has a very personal connection - not just because of her deep interest in the fascinating Victorian artist Richard Dadd, the subject of her new novel Mad Richard (ECW Press), but ...
May 08, 2017
On Writing, with Dr. Dave Williams
Countless kids dream of becoming astronauts and exploring the galaxy. But for just a few, that dream becomes a reality. Those lucky and elite few include Dr. Dave Williams, an astronaut who set the record ...
April 26, 2017
On Writing, with Erin Robinsong
Erin Robinsong's debut collection Rag Cosmology (BookThug) is an arrival - of a literary talent, a unique point of view, and an insightful connection between the ecological and the personal.Bringing ...
April 06, 2017
On Writing, with Clea Roberts
Yukon poet Clea Roberts has been published around the world, and her 2010 debut collection, Here Is Where We Disembark, had everyone eager for more. Her anticipated new collection, Auguries (Brick Books) ...