Kerri Cull on Michael Crummey’s “Her Mark”.

Her Mark (from Hard Light) I, Ellen Rose of Western Bay in the Dominion of Newfoundland. Married woman, mother, stranger to my grandchildren. In consideration of natural love and affection,…

Michael Chaulk on First Books

Jacob McArthur Mooney’s The New Layman’s Almanac About from leftovers to the weight of citizenry, the other side of the first-book battle. Jacob McArthur Mooney’s The New Layman’s Almanac is…

Jessi MacEachern on Lisa Robertson’s “She Has Smoothed Her Pants to No End”

She Has Smoothed Her Pants to No End (from Debbie: An Epic) This is the light Debbie steps into. Her toffeed flanks roll with greatness and sustenance in their sockets…

a.rawlings Introduces Joan Guenther in Time

JOAN GUENTHER’S “IN TIME” a.rawlings: In December 2010, I facilitated EAR KNOWS THROAT, a workshop for the Toronto New School of Writing held at the beautiful scholarly and antiquated bookseller…

“Feelings of helplessness drove me to fantastic and ridiculous extremes.”: Celyn Harding-Jones on Mei Mei Berssenbrugge’s “Four Year Old Girl”.

Four Year Old Girl 1 The “genotype” is her genetic constitution. The “phenotype” is the observable expression of the genotype as structural and bio-chemical traits. Genetic disease is extreme genetic…

Steph Colbourn speaks to Katrina Barton Best

SC: Congratulations, first off, for being the recipient of Best First Book for Canada and the Caribbean in the 25th edition of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. How does it feel…

The Weekend Read: The Device

Fragment of Lisa Robertson The Deviceby Benjamin Spencer I left Lisa Robertson’s December reading at the Atwater in Montreal feeling conflicted. At first listen, her work seemed tight, complex – even cold.…

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