July 04, 2023
Read an Excerpt from The Loneliness in Lydia Erneman's Life by Norwegian Literary Star Rune Christiansen
In an increasingly connected but paradoxically lonelier world, the idea of true solitude is a complex one. Finding contentment in a quiet life seems both dreamlike and untenably isolating to many, and ...
May 18, 2023
D.M. Bradford on Translating Nicholas Dawson's Stunning Poetry Collection, House Within a House
Nicholas Dawson's Désormais, ma demeure (Triptyque, 2020) was received as a powerful and authentic exploration of depression when it was published, and it became one of the most decorated French-language ...
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 ...
March 15, 2023
The Griffin Prize Announces Its First Longlist Since Merging Into the World's Biggest Poetry Prize
This morning the Griffin Poetry Prize announced its 10-book 2023 longlist, its first since the prize underwent major changes to open its eligibility to publishers worldwide, consolidating its two previous ...
October 12, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Ojibwe storyteller Bomgiizhik Isaac Murdoch's Collection, Serpents and Other Spiritual Beings
Ojibwe storyteller Bomgiizhik Isaac Murdoch's Serpents and Other Spiritual Beings (Kegedonce Press) is the second in Kegedonce Press's Ojibwe History Series, following The Trail of Nenaboozhoo and ...
September 15, 2022
My favourite assignment during my time as an undergraduate student at the English Literature Department in Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM), was the translation of a short story of my ...
June 22, 2022
"There are Certain Questions We Don’t Dare Ask" Read an Excerpt from Céline Huyghebaert's Extraordinary Novel, Remnants
Céline Huyghebaert's autofictional novel, Remnants (Book*hug Press, translated by Aleshia Jensen) is an unflinching and yet tender exploration of family and meaning, memory and connection. Multiple ...
June 14, 2022
"Even Staring Out the Window Has Changed" The 2022 Griffin Prize Poets Speak in Depth on Their Writing Lives
This year, there are ten writers and translators nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prizes. The two prizes—one open to collections authored by Canadian poets and one open to any international collection ...
January 24, 2022
Read Two Short Stories from Under a Kabul Sky, a Groundbreaking Collection of Short Fiction from Afghan Women
In 2019, Éditions Le Soupirail published the first-ever collection of Afghan women's short fiction to appear in France. It received widespread acclaim for its raw, imaginative, and tense writing and ...
October 18, 2021
Anna Yin on Translating More than 50 Poems for Guernica's Innovative English-Chinese Collection, Mirrors and Windows
Bringing together 59 poets is no small task. But Anna Yin, Mississauga's inaugural Poet Laureate (2015-2017), has managed it in the new collection Mirrors and Windows (Guernica Editions), a book of poems ...