Since 1982, John Terpstra has published ten book-length collections of poetry and many chapbooks. He has also published four prose projects, most recently The House with the Parapet Wall, winner of a Hamilton Literary Award. Terpstra has also been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Charles Taylor Prize. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where he works as a writer, cabinetmaker and carpenter.
This Top 10 we’re taking a look at writing about places and how they change: whether through human change like development and urban planning, or natural change.
Cootes Paradise is a large, ecologically important wetland at the western tip of Lake Ontario, along the western shores of Hamilton Harbour/Burlington Bay. Follow the Fisher family in this historical family drama set against a time of great change in this Canadian neighbourhood ... Read more
Gaspereau Press of Kentville, Nova Scotia was established in 1997 with the launch of its literary quarterly, The Gaspereau Review, and first three books. Soon partners Andrew Steeves and Gary Dunfield were publishing eight titles a year and by 2000 they had purchased a printing ... Read more
After four weeks of competition—and some pretty amazing/head-shakingly bad sports puns—our PanLit Games are coming to a close with one final category: we’re taking it to the streets! No, we’re not talking dance (although that would have been amazing), we’re talking ... Read more
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