Jacob Wren on Jessica MacCormack’s The See

The See, Jessica MacCormack. Paper Pusher, 2013. by Jacob Wren On the third page of The See, interdisciplinary artist Jessica MacCormack writes: I have been in therapy for a Very…

Kathryn Mockler: On Printing Out the Internet

by Kathryn Mockler  “…capitalism has a knack for devouring and absorbing everything in its path—including any critique of capitalism.” (from Notes on Conceptualisms) When I taught an experimental writing course…

Brushing the Silence: The Politics of Urban Articulation in Nicole Brossard’s Notebook of Roses and Civilization

By Hannah Weber The space of the city: a moving, speaking mass, dense and ever-proliferating, systematically or organically without end. Ostensibly, by virtue of its concentration of diverse peoples, the…

Théodora Armstrong’s Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility

 Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility, Théodora Armstrong. House of Anansi Press, 2013. by David Huebert Théodora Armstrong’s debut short fiction collection, Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility, is an…

Laura Bast: Short Takes on Toews & Gill

A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews This book has (accurately) been called “darkly funny.” It’s also got a definite CanLit feel. There are flashbacks. It’s set in a small town.…

Tourism and the Lyric Self in Stephanie Bolster’s “Beyond Saint Petersburg”

 “When In A Slur I Understand”:  Tourism and the Lyric Self in Stephanie Bolster’s “Beyond Saint Petersburg”  by Adam Sol This essay is part of a larger project about the self…

David Huebert: Three Short Takes, The Virtues of Poetry, Super Sad True Love Story and Under the Keel

The Virtues of Poetry. Can an academic monograph make you tremble and shudder, sweat and cackle, tingle and swell? Can it move you more than any piece of fiction or…

Nick Thran on Maps: Gibber and Everything Sings

Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas, Denis Wood. 2nd Edition. Siglio, 2013. Gibber, angela rawlings. 2012. by Nick Thran To simply reiterate that we are haunted by the devastation that human consumption…

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial