February 15, 2018
Rachel Lebowitz on Her New Favourite Writer, Wuthering Heights, and the Strangest Book She Ever Read
A year with no summer might sound like a fable dreamt up by C.S. Lewis, but in 1816 it actually happened. The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora in April of 1815 so disrupted the atmosphere that ...
January 24, 2018
Poet & Artist Judy Lowry on Her Reading Life, from Wordsworth Woes to Beat Poet Surprises
Judy Lowry's unforgotten dream (The Brucedale Press) is a poetry collection informed by the stark beauty of Grey County, where Lowry (who is also an artist) lives. The poems range freely, living up to ...
December 14, 2017
Richard Teleky Examines the "Ordinary Paradise" of the Unnoticed Art That Constantly Surrounds Us
Sometimes it is easy to forget we are constantly surrounded by works of art. In postcards and prints, books and movies, home crafts, and songs on the radio, we experience what author Richard Teleky refers ...
December 11, 2017
Getting to know Emily Anglin: Unrequited Teenage Love, the Allure of Gorey Covers, & the Book that Left Her Shaken
Emily Anglin's The Third Person (BookThug) is an electrifying debut. The uncanny short stories follow three characters whose worlds are, as the title suggests, disrupted when the third person arrives. ...
November 30, 2017
December 2017 writer-in-residence Dan MacIsaac on Not Stealing Leonard Cohen & Sopping up Blood with Shakespeare
Reverent and vibrant, Dan MacIsaac's debut poetry collection Cries from the Ark (Brick Books) has been praised as "carnal and joyous", with fellow writers declaring "Not since Eric Ormsby’s Araby have ...
November 20, 2017
Joey Comeau on Scholastic Book Fairs, Anne Rice, and the Book He Has Read Again and Again
Joey Comeau has always excelled in combining the sad and hilarious, whether in his books of collected cover letters, Overqualified and Overqualifieder, or in his cult favourite webcomic, A Softer ...
October 31, 2017
The Writer in the World: Coda
When I became that book all those years ago, the effects of art in my life were not definable. I only knew that I enjoyed storytelling and later I would appreciate that my relationship to story has everything ...
October 21, 2017
The Writer in the World: On Beauty and Poetry
A Conversation with an anonymous poet.For this part of The Writer in the World, I am honouring the request of a poet to keep their identity undisclosed. Canisia Lubrin: I've been asked whether the tension ...
October 18, 2017
The Writer in the World: The Mismanagement of Mystery with Vladimir Lucien
A Conversation with Vladimir LucienPoetry's so-called "resurgence" as a form of public/social capital seems to reveal today something new of the role of the artist in the world. This new thing, to me, ...
October 14, 2017
The Writer in the World: Love, Write, Resist, Heal, Part Two with Alicia Elliot
A Conversation with Alicia Elliot, Part TwoCL: To continue from where we left off: Have you considered the book-length poem? This is not to suggest book-length poems are long-winded, though. Jokes aside, ...