Essay: Collen Fulton’s “The Inaugural Mood”

The Inaugural Mood Criticisms from the Field: The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference and the Futurity of Poetics The temporality of our forms of poetic engagement have a strange character. On…

Virginia Woolf : A Few Thoughts on Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid

I’m posting this classic Virginia Woolf essay as a reminder that the personal is always interesting if it is live and in context; if there is a pulse at the…

Essay: An Excerpt from Eden Robinson

The Haisla measure of intelligence is slightly different from that of mainstream culture. Three main indicators are an ability to trace your family roots back to mythic times, not having…

Durga Chew-Bose: 3 Questions

Sometimes what feels risky to me might seem quite guarded to readers. –Durga Chew-Bose Tess Liem: In your writing, especially in “Heart Museum,” you use repetition to create rhythm and…

Geneviève Robichaud on erica kaufman: INSTANT CLASSIC

INSTANT CLASSIC, erica kaufman (Roof Books, 2013) “we can’t all be ballerinas, ducks, or robots / and we can’t all heed the ventriloquist and live / in the apothecary’s store…

Jacob Wren on Leanne Simpson: Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back & Islands of Decolonial Love

Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence, Leanne Simpson (ARP Books, 2011)       Islands of Decolonial Love: Stories and Songs, Leanne Simpson (ARP…

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