~ Anishinabe artist-educator Robert Spade gives us something to admire: check out his stunning artwork in the illustrated children's book
Keeshig and the Ojibwe Pterodactyls (Kegedonce Press)
~ Lucas Crawford brings us recorded readings from his poetry in
Belated Bris of the Brainsick (Nightwood Editions) a collection that explores the search for a "queered" version of health after the revelation of a heavy secret of family Jewishness
Staffer Tan Light recommends Sarah Leavitt's graphic novel
Agnes, Murderess (Freehand Books, 2019).
"Agnes, Murderess is the true-ish tale of a BC innkeeper who left a trail of bodies in her wake. Once opened, I could not put this book down, and furtively read the entire graphic novel in one sitting. Sarah Leavitt creates a full life and backstory for this woman who would otherwise be but a footnote in Canadian lore."
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