May 31, 2023
Getting to Know June Writer in Residence Suzanne Methot: the World's Best Pen & Life Without Restaurants
Talking about trauma, especially its intergenerational effects, isn't easy. But it's necessary to help survivors and especially their children process experiences and find support. Educator, activist, ...
May 24, 2023
SJ Okemow on Her Heartwarming Debut Picture Book's Unconventional Path to Publication
The humble dandelion rarely gets much love, often cited as a nuisance weed that spreads easily and takes over. But the hardy little plant has many lessons to teach us, and in SJ Okemow's Âmî Osâwâpikones (Annick ...
May 19, 2023
Sandra V. Feder & Rahele Jomepour Bell on Creating a Picture Book that Celebrates Finding Peace Within
Anyone who spends time with children knows that when it comes to kids, the feelings are big. Happiness, sadness, anger – it's all magnified, and it's not always easy to navigate. Writer Sandra V. ...
May 12, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Discipline n.v by Concetta Principe, a Wry Lyric Memoir of Navigating Academia's Prejudices
The academic world's nickname—the Ivory Tower—is meant to communicate that it's an environment where scholars can be cut off from everyday concerns while they pursue deep knowledge. But that removal ...
May 10, 2023
Eva Tihanyi's "3-Layer" Poetry Collection Cicle Tour is a Tour de Force
Eva Tihanyi's Circle Tour (Inanna Publications) has a simple but fascinating structure of three sections: the Outer Circle, Inner Circle, and the Centre. Each section has its own power – the outward-facing ...
May 05, 2023
Read an Excerpt from The Trauma Beat, Tamara Cherry's Call for Journalists to Change How They Cover Violent Crime
Imagine you've just experienced the worst moment of your life – the worst moment most people could imagine: the violent, unexpected loss of a loved one. In the shock-numbed minutes and hours that follow, ...
May 04, 2023
Emily Osborne on Weaving Together Translations of Old Norse Skaldic Poetry with Personal Lyrics in Her Bold Debut
Sometimes in discussing poetry, there is an idea that a collection must swing towards either the personal and emotive, creating powerful connections with readers in that vein, or towards a more form-focused ...
May 02, 2023
Who Gets to Tell Stories? Deborah Dundas Challenges a Collective Reluctance to Talk about Class
These days, Deborah Dundas is known as an acclaimed editor at the Toronto Star, a fixture in the literary and journalistic communities, and a beloved figure who is an insightful, tireless supporter ...
April 25, 2023
"Poetry is a Tool for Making Sense of Our Pasts" Kate Siklosi on Challenging Herself in Her New Poetry Collection
Kate Siklosi's Selvage (Invisible Publishing) contains hybrids and graftings, as gestured to in its title, mashing up self and salvage, two concepts that come together in powerful ways as Siklosi populates ...
April 20, 2023
"Conflict is the Engine that Drives Fiction" Leanne Lieberman on the Magic of Writing for Teens
When her dad hits rock bottom—again—Jess finds herself determined to change her stars and avoid going down the same dark path. She takes a job cleaning a beautiful country house, where part of her ...