In Review: The Week of April 23rd

April 28, 2018

This week we found moments of reprieve with our last few poetry cures and got our maps out for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day.

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On the Blog


Our last week of Poetry Cure included healing poems and interviews from poets and even more Instagram poetry:

Art by Nat Lumby, @littlechestnuts 


~ Clementine Morrigan & The Size of a Bird (Inanna Publications)

~ Jonathan Bennett & Happinesswise (ECW Press)

Sharron Proulx-Turner & creole métisse of french canada, me(Kegedonce Press)

~ Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Bodymap (Mawenzi House)

~ And to top off NPM, Tightrope Books' Best Canadian Poetry series editor Anita Lahey gives us the recipe for a satisfying poetry anthology.






Around the Web


~ More proof that books make a difference in the world: Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark helped crack a decades-old murder case

~ Local authors and indie bookstores are ready for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day festivities on April 28. (We hope bookshop pets are aplenty too!)

~ Move over Alexa, the future is now with reports of Amazon's first home robot in development





What Else We're Reading

Christen is reading Intertidal by Daphne Marlatt (Talonbooks).




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