In Review: The Week of April 2nd

April 7, 2018

We started off this month with Poetry Cure, a series dedicated to poetry as self-care, revisited some historical literary movements (postmodernism, what's up), and cheered for some indie presses that made the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards shortlist. 

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On the Blog



Our weekly dose of Poetry Cure included interviews + poems from

~ Lorna Crozier & What the Soul Doesn't Want (Freehand Books)

~ Lesley Belleau & Indianland (ARP Books)

~ Rob Taylor & The News (Gaspereau Press)

~ Catherine Graham & The Celery Forest (Wolsak & Wynn)

~ Pino Coluccio & Class Clown (Biblioasis)





Around the Web



~ These popular song titles were reimagined as books and we would definitely read them all, especially David Bowie's Space Oddity.

~ Brush up on your literary history with this pocket guide to 10 literary movements.

~ Both Coach House Books and Talonbooks made the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards shortlist with Suzette Mayr's Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall and Joshua Whitehead's full-metal indiqueer, respectively.






What Else We're Reading


Julia is reading Jónína Kirton's An Honest Woman (Talonbooks) on her commute: "I’m sure people have been looking at me strangely every time I gasp, but I can’t glance away from the page for even a second to notice. Some of the poems end sharply, with a punch; some deliberately leave me searching for the next line; others show the repetition of heartbreaking cycles of violence and oppression, but offer a portrayal of resilience, too.

Mother grabs my elbow, pulls me closer, looks at father,
whispers: Don’t embarrass your husband. Sit DOWN! 

I walk out.


Welcome to marriage, daughter. Welcome! 



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