Louis Cabri has worked in bicycle rentals and construction, has been a band member (The Hemidrones, Toronto), private tutor, bookstore clerk, festival organizer, secretary for care, editor for Oxfam, programmer for the Southern Africa Education Trust Fund, university student and teacher. With Rob Manery, he founded the ‘experimental writing group’ (Ottawa, 1986–1995), producing literary events that include the ongoing Transparency Machine reading series and hole chapbooks (formerly a magazine). Since 1997, Louis has curated PhillyTalks, a poets’ dialogue/newsletter series. Currently he is writing Poetics of Political Economy, a dissertation, and commutes between Calgary and Philadelphia.
This week must have taken a hint from Short Story Month in May: there are some fantastic collections of short fiction being launched and read from this week. There's also a discussion and reading of historical fiction at VPL, and a launch of five new chapbooks from BookThug. ... Read more
It's Valentine's month (that's right: now you feel surly for a whole month) and we've rounded up covers with everyone's favourite Valentines-ey trope: the heart. In our defense, many of them are biology-style hearts. We're sticking to our ventricles on this one.
This year, you may have resolved to eat healthier, quit smoking, or save money. But how about resolving to be open to new inspiration? Poetry offers an accessible read suitable for a quick browse, a languid savouring, or reading aloud.
Not big into poetry yet? Not sure what to ... Read more
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.
Well, budding members ... Read more
This past summer, George Harrison’s memorial tree was killed, notably, by beetles. Because bugs can’t eat the internet, we’ve compared the covers of LPG titles with those of the Fab Four in this unorthodox edition of cover collage. We’ve also posted the song best suited ... Read more
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they say. Today’s Beautiful Books column embraces the “maximalist” look with Posh Lust by Louis Cabri, published by Vancouver’s New Star Books. Designer Oliver McPartlin takes us through the process of creating a cover that ... Read more
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