In Review: The Week of April 3rd

April 8, 2017

Happy National Poetry Month (NPM)! We’ve got our fists up with our series Poets Resist dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day on the blog we’re featuring a poet whose work explores one of these: colonialism and violence, homophobia and transphobia, environmental destruction, and/or the !@#$% patriarchy. (But even though it's NPM, we haven't ghosted on our other books; they all get love.) Scroll down for the rest of our bookish news and recommendations!

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On the Blog


Week 1 of NPM saw these five poets resisting colonialism & violence:

~ Louise Bernice Halfe and  Burning in This Midnight Dream (Coteau Books) | Blog Feature

~ Janet Rogers and  Totem Poles and Railroads (ARP Books) | Blog Feature

~ Garry Gottfriedson and Deaf Heaven (Ronsdale Press) | Blog feature

~ Moez Surani and Operations (BookThug) | Blog feature

~ Peter Midgley and Unquiet Bones (Wolsak & Wynn) | Blog feature




Around the Web



~  It’s been another awards-packed week with shortlist announcements of the 2017 Canadian Poetry Awards, the 2017 Atlantic Book Awards, 2017 New Brunswick Book Awards, and the 2017 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards. Congratulations to all the ALU-member publishers on the lists!

~ Can you guess what’s on this infographic of the 20 most popular books throughout history?

~ If your childhood consisted of Anne of Green Gables, you’ll want to check out this Netflix trailer.




What Else We're Reading

We're reading Marianne Apostolides' Deep Salt Water from BookThug not only because it was named one of the most anticipated books of spring 2017 by CBC Books, Quill and Quire, and Toronto Star, or because of the stunning artwork, or because Marianne won the 2017 KM Hunter Artist Award for Literature, but those reasons help.


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