Anne Simpson’s first book of poetry, Light Falls Through You, was followed by her first novel, Canterbury Beach. Her second poetry collection, Loop, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and winner of the 2004 Griffin Prize. Her third collection, Quick, won the Lowther Award. Her second novel, Falling, was published by McClelland & Stewart in 2008. Simpson lives in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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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