Laisha Rosnau is the author of The Sudden Weight of Snow (McClelland and Stewart, 2002), which was an honourable mention for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Rosnau’s first collection of poetry, Notes on Leaving (Nightwood, 2004), won the 2005 Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award. Her second, Lousy Explorers (Nightwood, 2009), was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. Her most recent book of poetry, Pluck (Nightwood, 2014), was nominated for the national Raymond Souster Award. Rosnau teaches fiction and poetry at UBC, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Film School and Okanagan College. She and her family are the resident caretakers of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Coldstream, BC.
This week included fairy tales and feminism, B.C.'s Okanagan as a place of freedom and confinement, books for Pink Shirt Day, another Read Harder Challenge, and more.
This week was an awardsapalooza with shortlist announcements of the 2018 Amazon First Novel Award, the League of Canadian Poets Awards, the 2018 Golden Crown Literary Awards, and the 2018 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. We also toasted to NPM, read some short fiction for Short ... Read more
Warm up on a cool Spring night with this Whiskey Apple Cocktail, inspired by the apple-toting Ukranian woman immigrating to Canada in "What She Carries in her Chest" from Laisha Rosnau's latest collection, Our Familiar Hunger (Nightwood Editions).
Our inaugural edition of LitRx has a decidedly lovey bent: our reader has asked for some Canlit readings for their upcoming nuptials. We’ve selected two that stir our own hearts.
It's Valentine's month (that's right: now you feel surly for a whole month) and we've rounded up covers with everyone's favourite Valentines-ey trope: the heart. In our defense, many of them are biology-style hearts. We're sticking to our ventricles on this one.
Today we're featuring Glossolalia, a brand-new collection of poetry by Marita Dachsel. She is also the author of All Things Said & Done (Caitlin Press, 2007) and the chapbook, Eliza Roxy Snow (rednettle press, 2009). Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award ... Read more
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