Jane Byers has published two poetry collections, ACQUIRED COMMUNITY (Dagger Editions, 2016), a 2017 Goldie Award Winner for Poetry, STEELING EFFECTS (Caitlin Press, 2014) and a chapbook, IT HURT, THAT'S ALL I KNOW (Nose in Book Publishing, 2017). She has co-written two award-winning documentary films, Only In Nelson and Conceiving Family. She was the 2018 Writer-in-Residence for Simon Fraser University's Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (ALOT). She has had poems and essays published in anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the US and England, including Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books).
This week's roundup includes new poetry, a performance edition of Indie Reading Room, book design, the healing power of art, and more!
In 2009, Jane Byers and her partner, Amy Bohigian adopted fifteen-month-old twins through British Columbia's Ministry of Child and Family Development. As part of the adoption process, the couple had to live for two weeks with the foster parents of their twins, an Evangelical Christian ... Read more
We're eggstatic about the Easter long weekend because our agenda mostly consists of eating chocolate until the bunnies come home, and catching up on our TBR piles. But before we hop off, we rounded up the weekly book news and share our weekend book pick, below.
Fists up for National Poetry Month! And we mean that in the best way possible. This year, we feel everyone could see a little more solidarity and community, so we're getting poetically political with Poets Resist, a series dedicated to poetry as a form of resistance. Every day ... Read more
In advance of World Day of Social Justice on February 20, we’re fully embracing the SJW* moniker and recognizing books that further conversations around social justice. Check out our top 10* picks!
*as if this is a pejorative term
*the order of this list is not a reflection ... Read more
The fall is filled with fabulous literary festivals. Think author signings, readings, writing workshops — and the opportunity to discover great new books and meet Canadian publishers and editors.
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