January 10, 2022
Iconic Poetry Publisher Brick Books Expands Their Brickyard Spoken Word Portal
Brick Books is one of the most decorated independent publishers around, with their unique all-poetry list featuring names like Margaret Avison, Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe — Sky Dancer, ...
October 21, 2021
Read the Late, Great Don Domanski's Poem "Homeworld" from His Final, Posthumous Collection
Governor General's Literary Award winning poet Don Domanski, who passed away in 2020, is remembered for his ability to combine epic themes of environmentalism and metaphysics with his trademark intimate, ...
October 07, 2021
"That Edge of Freedom" David Bradford on The Ups and Downs of Poetry
David Bradford's hotly anticipated debut poetry collection, Dream of No One But Myself (Brick Books) is a work of stunning creativity and self awareness, delving into family trauma and complications, ...
September 02, 2021
Get to Know Poet Charlie Petch with Stories of Ape Costumes, Kevin Bacon, and a Trusty Buick Skylark
Spoken word artist and musician Charlie Petch is known for powerful performances that combine humour, insight, and wordplay, and for a long list of contributions to the cultural community, including ...
August 05, 2021
Guelph MFA Grads Simone Dalton and David Bradford on Family, Loss, Writing, and Community (Part 1 of 2)
You've made it into one of the most competitive MFA programmes in the country. Now what? Recent University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA alums Simone Dalton, an author and playwright, and David Bradford, ...
June 10, 2021
GG Winning Poet Arleen Paré's New Collection Examines the Impact and Legacy of Early Friendships
Arleen Paré's First (Brick Books) appropriately takes us back to the beginning: both the beginning of identity and connection in the search for a friend from long ago (the first one she ever made), and ...
April 27, 2021
"I Didn’t Have a Word for it Back Then" Acclaimed Writer & Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer on Her Writing Journey
Over storied her career, Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer (who was recently appointed Canada's parliamentary poet laureate), has proved she can do it all: her writing is powerful, raw, and wise. But ...
March 31, 2021
"Writing Poetry... Means Companionship for Your Whole Life" April Writer-in-Residence Leah Horlick on Composting Poems, Favourite Reads, & One Hero Teacher
Dayne Ogilvie Prize winner Leah Horlick's third poetry collection, Moldovan Hotel (Brick Books), has been hotly anticipated for a reason: it showcases a poet at the top of her game, delving into deeply ...
November 04, 2020
"If Someone Feeds Me Wonder, They Have My Heart" Poet Sarah Venart on the Long Road to Her Powerful New Collection
Poet Sarah Venart dives deep into love, family, need, and grief in her powerful new collection I Am the Big Heart (Brick Books). But what is the big heart? In these poems, big-heartedness means being ...
July 02, 2020
The Dirty Dozen with July Writer-in-Residence Irfan Ali
Meet our July 2020 writer-in-residence, Irfan Ali!A Toronto-born poet, essayist, and educator, Ali's previous book of short poetry Who I Think About When I Think About You found him shortlisted for the ...