Michael Kenyon's poetry and fiction have always been alert to the underside, the angularity of the outcast, those forced by temperament or predilection or circumstance to the fringes of middle class life. The world of Kenyan's poems is dark: he names and owns our clearcuts, our overpopulation, our fossil-fuelled rush to oblivion, the violence embedded in sexuality. His books are expanded elegy, clear-eyed, unflinching amid the wreckage of its loves.
All Lit Up authors are embarking on all kinds of tours and reading series this week. Looking for something a little different? Why not try on an art exhibit or play inspired by books, instead? We've got it all.
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Live in Saskatchewan? You're in luck! Our featured readings and events are decidedly prairie-based this week. Though, don't feel left out if you're in the wider prairies (aka Calgary), Toronto, and Vancouver: we've got events listings for y'all, too.
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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
Read This, Then That features literary pairings for the voracious reader. As big readers ourselves we know you always want your next book picked out before you finish your current one, so let us help you out with a two-fer recommendation.
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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