Soraya Peerbaye's first collection of poetry, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane, 2008), was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015) was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the recipient of the Trillium Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph, and is an advocate for equity in the arts. She lives in Toronto with her daughter.
This month on All Lit Up, we're putting a spotlight on books by and about women and the people behind them. Today's publisher in profile is Brick Books, a fiercely independent poetry press now owned exclusively by women, that offers beautifully designed poetry books by established ... Read more
With many Capital-F Feelings, I must announce that this will be my last column, as I’m leaving Team All Lit Up this month for a new opportunity. To celebrate and say goodbye, this last column is a list of five books that have particularly impacted me in my time here. Let’s ... Read more
Featuring hand-picked selections by authors we admire for all the readers on your holiday gift list, our Gift Guide Week is as lit as it gets. Today, poetry powerhouse Canisia Lubrin gets lit-picky with three book picks for best friends, brothers, and nieces.
Why not celebrate Mother's Day by treating her to a literary event visit? There's tons to choose from this week, including Poet Laureate readings in London, the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
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This start of National Poetry Month is a good omen of things to come: tons of readings and launches this week. Plus, our namelganger Toronto Lit Up co-hosts an event with the League of Canadian Poets.
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The summer proved to be very hot this week, just like our book club discussion! If you missed that, and other fun bookish things around the web, cozy in as we put the week in review.
Poetry is a community, without a doubt, but it hasn't always been an inclusive community. We're all the more thrilled, then, to feature eleven poets of colour and poems of their choosing...many times also by poets of colour. No more excuses: reading excellent, diverse poetry ... Read more
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
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Just because launch season is slowing, it's FAR from over: there's Words festival in London, plus all the great reading series and launches you could ever hope to shake a stick at (though we don't know why you would hope that, we respect your choices).
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