Literary Criticism

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Edited by Alan Twigg

For over a quarter century, many readers have agreed with legendary publisher Jack McClelland who said, "I have never before encountered a book journal as engaging as BC BookWorld." But over several decades, the populist style of BC BookWorld has tended to overshadow its literary ... Read more

Unexpected Fictions

Edited by Krisjana Gunnars

These nine short stories are written by well-known authors such as W. D. Valgardson, Martha Brooks, David Arnason, Kristjana Gunnars and Betty Jane Wylie. The collection showcases the work of the prairie Icelandic community and is wide-ranging, contemporary, and highly entertaining. ... Read more


By Sina Queyras

05/09/04 Now she is blogging. Now she is sitting on the black couch listening to the sirens wail and the rain fall. Now she is thinking of oysters. Now she is wondering why this is worth sharing. Now she is thinking, how decipher what is worth reading? Who is to say? Sifters. ... Read more

Vehicule Days

By Ken Norris

This group of poets who gathered in the mid-70s around the alternative gallery Vehicule Art Inc. and the printing operation Vehicule Press was initially interested in gaining access to the means of production. But a funny thing happened on the way to print. The various poets ... Read more

Vernacular Muse

By Dennis Cooley

The Vernacular Muse tackles head-on conservative Canadian critical theory and practice. Personal and provocative, Cooley’s lucid essays in The Vernacular Muse range from the ­vernacular in Prairie poetry, thepoetics of the line break, and the poetry of eye versus ear to substantial ... Read more


By Jeffery Donaldson

What does it mean to think, to imagine, to create, to be? Why do we believe what we do? Is death an ontological state of being, or is it a grammar error? What exactly is poetry? The varied writings in Jeffery Donaldson's Viaticum explore life's most basic questions-and its biggest ... Read more


By David Dowker & Christine Stewart

Virtualis: Topologies of the Unreal is a poetic investigation of melancholia and the baroque. As a collaborative reading of writers such as Walter Benjamin, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, David Dowker and Christine ... Read more

W. O. Mitchell

By Dick Harrison

These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study of about 55 pages. Each contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of ... Read more

W. W. E. Ross and His Works

By Don Precosky

A study of W.W.E. Ross and His Works.


By Concetta Principe

Concetta Principe's deeply intimate Walking explores religious difference and secular politics, God and promises through the meditative lens of prose poetry. Walking occurs in the mind through dreams, in memory and as a relentless process of bearing witness to the earthly, quotidian ... Read more