Michael Boughn was described in the Globe and Mail as 'an obscure, veteran poet with a history of being overlooked by the mainstream.' His last book of poetry, Cosmographia - a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic (2011), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry.
This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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This week in book events: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates their thirtieth anniversary with a party in Toronto; authors K.D. Miller, Diane Schoemperlen, Ray Robertson, and Matthew Heiti (among others) get wild at Waterloo's Wild Writer's Literary Festival; in Ottawa, Chaudiere ... Read more
We know, we know — you love indie Canadian books, and would love to attend readings and launch parties for new fall books and local authors — but it can be overwhelming, what with the hundreds of events happening all of the time, all over the country.
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Michael Boughn loves titles and this poetry collection has a great one: Great Canadian Poems for the Aged, Vol. 1 Illus. Ed. (BookThug, 2012). Boughn takes us on a tour of Canadian culture with a selection of quintessentially Canadian images and the poems to go along with them. ... Read more
We’re kicking off our 30-Day Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project (and, forgive us, but we may refer to this as CoCoPoPro). By the end of the month we'll have shared a new poem every day from a different poet, collection, and independent Canadian publisher.
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