Jane Byers lives with her wife and two children in Nelson, British Columbia. She writes about human resilience in the context of raising children, lesbian and gay issues, and health and safety in the workplace. She has worked as an ergonomist and vocational rehabilitation consultant for many years and is passionate about facilitating resilience in ill and injured workers. She has had poems, essays and short fiction published in a variety of books and literary magazines in Canada, the US, and the UK, including GRAIN, RATTLE, DESCANT, the ANTIGONISH REVIEW, the CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HOCKEY LITERATURE, OUR TIMES, POETRY IN TRASNIT and BEST CANADIAN POETRY 2014. Her first book of poetry, STEELING EFFECTS, was published by Caitlin Press in 2014.
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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