Anne Simpson has published five collections of poetry, one of which, Loop, won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her prose publications include The Marram Grass: Poetry & Otherness (2009) and three novels, most recently Speechless. Her mentorship of other writers has taken her to libraries and universities across Canada. She lives on an estuary in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, sharing space with ravens, herons, and bald eagles.
It’s easy to believe—from their perch on your bookshelves and on bedside tables – that books live a quiet little life, keeping time and company with the sunbeams, shadows, and dust motes. The truth is they have a very full life before they make it into your hands and your ... Read more
Despite growing up in small-town Nova Scotia, John Wall Barger has always been drawn to big cities—that's where his poems happen: "We act as if cities are natural and healthy but I don’t think they are. People suffer in cities. But suffering is what the poetry I like is ... Read more
It's the day after Valentine's Day, and we're ready for some Love Week REAL TALK: namely, a frank discussion about marriage from the contributors of Caitlin Press' Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage. Check out the choice contributor ... Read more
We're on day 26 of our Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project, and we're going to spend our last few days of National Poetry Month exploring the East Coast. For more than five years, poet Kathy Mac had the most unique job--she was a dog nanny. She lived in Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, and ... Read more
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