This week the quarantine didn't stop us: our National Poetry Month celebration ALU DiscoverVerse continued with five more poets, the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist was announced, celebrity libraries were revealed, and more.
This National Poetry Month is an action-packed celebration of twenty-four poets who write in all kinds of spaces and explore all kinds of styles and themes that delight, offer reflection, and soothe our spirits. Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets, including interviews and excerpts from each, and get 20% OFF any of our featured collections until April 30th.
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illustrated SparkNotes of three classic books for anyone who's probably not going to read them anyway.
What Else We're Reading
ALU staffer Mandy is reading Fawn Parker's debut
Set-Point (ARP Books), a novel about a 20-something aspiring screenwriter in Montreal who takes up digital sex-work to pay her bills. In a story about personal identity and what it is to be human, Parker considers self-image, parental illness, the nothingness of virtual realities and half-hearted hookups. It's funny, smart, and inventive — an unputdownable book!
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