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Poetry Express: Christian McPherson + Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy

Christian McPherson joins us for another day's ride on the Poetry Express with his refreshingly humorous collection Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy (At Bay Press)—capturing expressions on all of life's most fleeting and truthful moments.

In our Q&A with Christi ...

Poetry Express: This Is How It Is + Sharon King-Campbell

In her debut collection This Is How It Is (Breakwater Books), Newfoundland-based poet Sharon King-Campbell subverts history to explore our environmental crisis, the previously silent voices of our collective pasts, and the interconnectedness of all things. Nature and it ...

Poetry Express: Greg Santos + Ghost Face

Combining the forces of poetry and memoir, Greg Santos' Ghost Face (DC Books) is a personal collection that delves into reflection on the experience of growing up as a Cambodian child adopted by Canadian parents.

We chat with Greg about how having children of his own help ...

Poetry Express: Jessi MacEachern+ A Number of Stunning Attacks

In her debut  A Number of Stunning Attacks (Invisible Publishing), Jessi MacEachern delivers a collection of poems about gendered existence and dream that contribute to the ongoing association of fragmented forms and women's writing. Evocative of the styles of Nicole Bro ...

Poetry Express: Derk Wynand + The Essential Derk Wynand

The Essential Derk Wynand, selected by John Barton (Porcupine's Quill) includes a body of work that the poet began in the 1970s. While at surface the collection touches on both public and private aspects of daily life, Wynand intelligently delves much deeper into our emo ...

Poetry Express: Poems for Every Mood

This National Poetry Month on All Lit Up we bring you Poetry Express, a month-long series dedicated to poetry as a mode of travel—anywhere, anytime. In a year of isolation, poetry, more than ever, is connection, expression, and reflection. Poetry takes us places, both undi ...

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