Susan Perly has worked as a journalist, war correspondent and radio producer for the CBC. In the early '80s her Letters from Latin America for Peter Gzowski's Morningside reported from locales such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Chiapas. During the Iran-Iraq war she broadcast Letters from Baghdad, and she produced many documentaries for the weekly program Sunday Morning. Perly is the author of the jazz novel Love Street, and her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Toronto with her husband, the poet Dennis Lee.
This week on the blog: crime fiction writer D.B. Carew, wearable art, our final Indie Reading Room feature, and more!
This week's roundup includes new poetry, a performance edition of Indie Reading Room, book design, the healing power of art, and more!
Art is an amulet. It can be. Don’t be afraid to love just one painting. Don’t be embarrassed. There’s a conversation and the dead might be speaking to you across the centuries from the chemical disturbances that created the image. Aggravated, irritated, smitten, curious, ... 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.
Need a pre-turkey/tofurkey appetizer before this Thanksgiving weekend? Hit up one or all of the bevy of reading series, book launches, and seasonal launches going down this week.
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It was a sloth-like week at ALU headquarters, with humid weather and early copies of fall books coming in, all we wanted to do was sit in a hammock and read. That's probably what we're all doing now as you read this, now that it's the weekend. If that's all that's on your agenda ... Read more
If you're in Toronto this week - you're in luck! There're tons of launches and readings happening in Ontario's capital.
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