June 05, 2017
The Proust Questionnaire, with Kate Cayley
Kate Cayley slips easily from genre to genre, gathering accolades in poetry, young adult and adult fiction (including scooping a prestigious Trillium Prize for her story collection How You Were Born), ...
March 14, 2023
"We Approach the Mystery [of Art] in Bafflement... Not in Sureness": A Conversation with Award-Winning Poet Kate Cayley
Decorated multi-genre writer Kate Cayley's new poetry collection, Lent (forthcoming from Book*hug Press) is one of her most exciting books yet, and that is saying something, given that her previous ...
April 02, 2019
Poetry Au Naturel: Poets Tell us About Their Nature-Themed Favourites for National Poetry Month
The theme for National Poetry Month 2019 is "celebrate nature with poetry". While nature poetry might have a reputation as sleepy and traditional, great writers have often mined the natural world for ...
June 23, 2016
Kevin Hardcastle & Soraya Peerbaye Win 2016 Trillium Book Awards
Open Book is thrilled to announce that our own Kevin Hardcastle, Open Book Toronto's Assistant Editor, has won the $20,000 2016 Trillium Book Award for his debut short fiction collection, Debris (Biblioasis). ...
May 01, 2017
Contest! Win Award-Nominated Books from Pedlar Press!
Small but powerful, publishing house Pedlar Press has snagged a huge number of literary prizes and nominations over the years, developing a reputation for innovative, intelligent, and moving books. The ...
August 14, 2017
Contest! Get in on The Last Heat of Your Summer Reading with Poetry from Brick Books!
Summer is winding down, but there's still time to make the most of your summer reading list - we're calling these last few weeks of summer reading The Last Heat, and we want to make it amazing for you.Poetry ...
June 04, 2018
Contest! Enter to Win a Huge Set of Debut Poetry Collections from Brick Books
Who doesn't love to be first? You can feel the joy by entering our First Collections Giveaway, courtesy of Canada's favourite poetry publisher, Brick Books! Enter for a shot at winning a staggering TEN ...
September 15, 2016
Writers' Trust Announces Journey Prize Nominees!
The Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is a unique literary award — not only does it honour individual short stories, rather than novels or full collections, it also spawns the annual, ...
October 18, 2016
Poetic Inspiration II
This is the second in a series of posts highlighting poems that have made my synapses crackle, broadened my sense of what poems can be and do, and sparked me to stretch further in my own work. The first ...
October 23, 2016
Poetic Inspiration III
This is the third in a series of posts highlighting inventive poems that have broadened my sense of what poems can be and do, and sparked me to stretch further in my own work. (The previous instalments ...