Toronto writer Pamela Mordecai is also an editor, publisher, teacher, actor, and former TV presenter. A veteran anthologist, she co-edited the ground-breaking collections Jamaica Woman and Her True-True Name, the first collection of fiction by women from English-, French-, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries. In 1993 her book Ezra's Goldfish and Other Storypoems was the first winner of the Vic Reid Award, Jamaica's top literary prize for children's literature. She has published two earlier poetry collections, Journey Poem and de Man. Her poems have been selected for numerous anthologies, including The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse, The Heinemann Anthology of Caribbean Poetry, Eyeing the North Star, Sisters of Caliban, and Wheel and Come Again. Poems from Certifiable have appeared in Descant, Callaloo, The Literary Review, Obsidian, Macomere, and other literary journals in Canada, Jamaica, the US, Germany, and England.
All Lit Up is FOUR! If you, like us, are gathering friends to celebrate, you might very well be looking for cocktail recipes that work for a crowd. Well, dear readers, our resident mixologist Tan has combed her Chappy Hour archives and found four great group-sized cocktail recipes ... Read more
Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
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In de book of Mary (Mawenzi House), poet Pamela Mordecai puts a Jamaican spin on the traditional Christmas Story. To accompany my selection from this epic poem, I selected the traditional Jamaican Christmas drink, Sorrel Punch.
Holy Ontario! Our events got weirdly skewed to mostly Ontario this week. Ontarians, rejoice! And if you aren't from the O-N, why not share some cool lit happenings of your own in the comments?
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Another year, another slew of awards, another night of regrets crawling into bed with books you barely know. With ties draped around our necks and neglected mascara gone semi-permanent, we bring you our favourite column on our worst feeling: the literary award hangover. Last ... Read more
Holy Toledo: there are THREE LPG40 events coming at'cha this week in St. John's, Vancouver, and Winnipeg! Not enough? There's also IFOA going down in Toronto, and some author readings mixed in for good measure.
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