Al Pittman, one of Newfoundland’s most celebrated authors, was born in St. Leonard’s, Placentia Bay, in 1940 and raised in Corner Brook. He was a co-founder of Breakwater Books, the creative force behind The March Hare festival, and the subject of radio, television, and film documentaries. His most popular books include the children’s favorite Down by Jim Long’s Stage, the play West Moon, and An Island in the Sky: Selected Poems. In 2001, the year of his death, Pittman was awarded a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for his poetry collection Thirty-for-Sixty.
Anyone who is a fan of “Canadian Literature” will agree that the province of Newfoundland has been producing some amazing literary talent for quite some time now. Way back in the 1970s, five professors at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador had already recognized ... 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.
Despite what's probably happening outside your window right now, it is actually May tomorrow, which means National Poetry Month is coming to an end. Poetry City reaches its conclusion pretty much as far east as we can get, in St. John's, Newfoundland. Breakwater has published ... Read more
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