In Review: The Week of March 30th

April 4, 2020

This week we launched ALU DiscoverVerse: Choose Your Own Poetry, a Canadian poetry binge, for #NPM20. Scroll on for details (+20% off featured books), a map of Canadian booksellers offering delivery, and more. 

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On the Blog


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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This week's poets included 

Nolan Natasha, I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? (Invisible Publishing)
Smokii Sumac, you are enough: love poems for the end of the world (Kegedonce Press)
nathan dueck, A Very Special Episode (Wolsak and Wynn) 
Lori Cayer, Mrs. Romanov (Porcupine's Quill)




Around the Web


~ First Book Canada brings  one million books to low income families during the COVID-19 pandemic, proving once again that books are essential.

~ LitHub offers advice on how to  organize your home office to help alleviate chaos.

~ Rocky Mountain Books created this map of Canadian indie booksellers offering delivery and curb-side pickup during quarantine.






ICYMI (last week)


The Humdrum Magical: On Accessible Formats in Publishing


"How many of us, I wonder, think of the printed book and see it for what it is: an inaccessible piece of technology that in so many ways has revolutionized the world but still manages to disenfranchise a great many people?"





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