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Monthly archive January, 2010

Nick Thran: The Lines That Get us Through the Week

The image is from artist/poet Peter Sacks’ recent exhibit at the Paul Rogers 9W/ Gallery in New York. Poems and newspaper clippings appear in various paintings almost fossilized onto the canvas. A recent post by head Lemon Hound Sina Queyras on Harriet, “The Lines We Carry,” took a moment to list some of the lines...

Unleashed Unleashed At Last

Unleashed by Sina QueyrasDepartment of Critical Thought No. 2Experience a little time travel as BookThug presents our final book of the 2009 year. You can also experience a little time travel reading the book itself, as you follow Queyras for four years of her experiment in thinking about literature & art via her blog. Started...

Who Cares? or, Reviewing Humanitarianism

In an article titled, “What will your Haiti relief donation go toward?” CNN put together a list of the best places to send your humanitarian dollar. So many choices should stump us because, as Bill Quigley points out, Haiti has the most nongovernmental organizations of any country in the world. Given such a rich set...

Sachiko Murakami — Wee Interview with Angela Hibbs

            This week I had a little chat with Angela Hibbs, the author of the poetry collections Passport (DC Books 2006) and Wanton (Insomniac 2009). Recently moved from Montreal, Hibbs now lives in Toronto. I sometimes get a little impatient with the lyric narrative; its small questions, its predictable mysteries....

On Reviewing: Vanessa Place

LH: What do you think the purpose of a review is? If you also write about books on a blog, why? What does blogging let you do differently? VP: The purpose of a review is to discriminate. Discrimination is how we find good friends and know which strangers to shoot on sight. LH: If you...

The Cat Came Back

Do you have your NFB iPhone app? It’s pretty awesome.

“Mentor, Tormentor” (1 of 3)

Weinstein, Debra. Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z.. New York: Random House, 2004. It may be a touch of writerly narcissism, a latent sadomasochistic streak, or simply the need to commiserate, but as a former creative writing student, I find few novels more appealing than those that explore the triumphs and traumas of being a...

On Reviewing: Steven W. Beattie

LH: What do you think the purpose of a review is? If you also write about books on a blog, why? What does blogging let you do differently? SB: There are those who believe that book reviews should confine themselves to a description of what a book is and avoid any attempt at evaluation. This...

MLA 2009 Scenes in Philadelphia – Part 3 (of 3) – The Off-Site Reading

Some people dislike marathon readings. I like them a lot. At this point I’ve attended a couple of the MLA Off-site readings, two in DC, two in Philadelphia, one in San Diego. The readings are an all-too-rare opportunity to step into a room & recognize a sea of faces. Normally that happens only at funerals...

Nikki Reimer: Meredith Quartermain on a Nomados Moment

Small press literary publishers Nomados (Peter & Meredith Quartermain) have been publishing since 2002. They released their 33rd chapbook, The Ends of the Earth by Jacqueline Turner, this past December. Kootenay School of Writing and Nomados will co-present a launch, reading & party: Nomados Moment on January 30 in Vancouver. Below is my email conversation...

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