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In Review: The Week of August 3rd

This week includes August book club, a baseball essay, sickness poetry, horror as a tool for anti-racism, and more. 

Writer's Block: Uma Menon

At the age of 15, Uma Menon wrote what would become Hands for Language (Mawenzi House), a collection of poetry that sees the world through the eyes of a young girl of colour living in America. In this edition of Writer's Block, Uma shares about how her love of writing be ...

Poetry in Motion: Lauren Turner

In her debut collection The Only Card in a Deck of Knives (Wolsak & Wynn) Lauren Turner considers societal impulses to reject sick women: these fierce poems told from the perspective of a twentysomething female speaker with a terminal disease juxtapose the violence of a ...

ALU Book Club: Intro to Seeds and Other Stories

All Lit Up's Summer Book Club continues this month with another brand new read! Throughout August, we're taking on Ursula Pflug's otherworldly collection Seeds and Other Stories. To kick things off, we chatted with Inanna Publications Editor-in-Chief, Luciana Ricciutelli ...

Lost in the Fog: A baseball essay from The Utility of Boredom

Two weeks into this year's late MLB season, some of us can appreciate—baseball is BACK! To celebrate we're revisiting an old favourite, Andrew Forbes's The Utility of Boredom (Invisible Publishing), a power-hitter collection of essays for inside baseball types and casu ...

Where in Canada: Angel Wing Splash Pattern + Fort Smith

Celebrated as one of Canada's well-known and award-winning Indigenous authors, Richard Van Camp began his career with a collection of short stories— Angel Wing Splash Pattern (Kegedonce Press)—a playful, profound collection of stories that are very much grounded in ...

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