Peter Midgley is a poet and storyteller. He has performed in several countries around the world and has published three children's books, one of which, Thuli's Mattress, won the International Board on Books for Young People Award for Literacy Promotion and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He is also the author of two plays and a bilingual volume of poems, perhaps i should / miskien moet ek, which appeared with Kalamalka Press in 2010. A second collection of poetry, Unquiet Bones, will be published by Wolsak & Wynn in 2015.
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
It cheapens Ru to say that it is simply a story of immigration: this slim, beautiful book is introspective and honest, and much more universal in its message. Author Kim Thúy’s non-linear, fragmented narrative about a family fleeing a former life of luxury in Saigon to Malaysian ... 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.
When I lived in South Africa, the prevailing cocktail party question that came quickly after an introduction was “So, what do you do for a living?”
That was the yardstick by which one’s worth was measured and the conversation either moved on from there or, it moved away ... Read more
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