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)
~ 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.
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!