In Review: The Week of August 5th

August 10, 2019

This week we contemplated decolonization and Indigenous Poetics with an essay from D.A. Lockart, introduced our August #alubookclub pick, armchair explored some Canadian trails, and queued up a Spotify playlist.

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On the Blog



~ Poet D.A Lockhart shares his thoughts on decolonization, layers of place, and Indigenous Poetics: "It is critical that our songs transform with the times. [...] They must find their footholds in the books and writings and stories of our contemporary world."

~ For our first week of August #alubookclub we interview editor Susan Renouf on what struck her about Missy Marston's Bad Ideas (ECW Press): "[...] the authorial voice. It was so distinctive—confident, ironic, funny, caring.

~ Get your headphones ready! Author Tracey Waddleton threw together a perfect playlist to go along with every story in her debut collection Send More Tourists...the Last Ones Were Delicious (Breakwater Books).

~ Hiking season calls for Michael Haynes's The Best of the Great Trail, Vol 2 (Goose Lane Editions), a look at 30 must-see trails of Western Canada. Check out our three featured trails to get your trail-hopping started.




Around the Web



~ Revolutionary thinker Toni Morrison died this week at the age of 88 but her writing advice lives on.

~ How well do you know your classic novels? Take this Mental Floss quiz to find out.

~ Take a page from our #alubookclub and start your own. Medium provides tips on how to run one successfully.







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