In Review: The Week of April 20th

April 25, 2020

This week we continued our penultimate week of NPM celebrations with more author interviews and poems, and quietly (and unrelatedly) wondered to ourselves "why does anyone make bread when they can buy it?" (We get why, ps). 

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On the Blog

Our National Poetry Month action-packed celebration of twenty-four poets continues with interviews and excerpts, and a great promo to beef up your poetry collections.


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Bertrand BickerstethThe Response of Weeds (NeWest Press)

Irfan AliAccretion (Brick Books)

Wade KearleyNarrow Cradle (Breakwater Books)

Margaret Christakos,   charger (Talonbooks)

Sadiqa de MeijerThe Outer Wards (Véhicule Press)




Around the Web

~ A new Angus Reid poll suggests reading books is more favourable than playing video games during isolation.

~ Keeping a coronavirus journal could help historians better understand this historical moment in the future 

The New Yorker crossword makers suggest the best games to play while social distancing





What Else We're Reading



ALU staffer Tan Light read Shani Mootoo's new novel Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press): 

"Polar Vortex will sweep you up into a day in the life of Priya, a day when her carefully isolated longings will finally converge, a day when hidden tensions both old and new will be laid bare. It is a day that will change everything about the life she's crafted in the lake-side community of Prince Edward County. Literary readers looking for an unreliable narrator will find a satisfying puzzle in Polar Vortex."











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