In Review: The Week of April 13th

This week in quarantine: our NPM celebration rolled on with five more rad poets, CBC Books shared their spring reading list, cute comics were found, and more!


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On the Blog

Our National Poetry Month action-packed celebration of twenty-four poets continues with interviews and excerpts, and a great promo to beef up your poetry collections.
A.B. DillonMatronalia (Thistledown Press)Kate Marshall FlahertyRadiant (Inanna Publications)Scott NolanMoon Was a Feather (J. Gordon Shillingford)Catherine HunterSt. Boniface Elegies (Signature Editions)Daniela Elzathe broken boat (Mother Tongue Publishing)

Around the Web

~ The CBC Books spring reading list was released with 40 great books to read this season, including some All Lit Up faves. ~ Quill and Quire released a list of Canadian books that are postponed this season due to COVID-19. ~ This cute comic in the New York Times Book Review is for all the readers out there.

What Else We’re Reading

ALU staffer Laura read Lamees Al Ethari’s memoir Waiting for the Rain: An Iraqi Memoir (Mawenzi House):”In Waiting for the Rain, Lamees Al Ethari recounts stories of her life in Iraq and North America. From a peaceful childhood surrounded by a large, loving Iraqi family, through the trauma of three wars, foreign occupation, and sanctions, to her migration to Canada, she offers readers an unguarded view from a variety of perspectives: woman, mother, scholar, cultural observer. Using a mixture of prose, journal entries, poems, and artwork, she invites the reader to come closer. Always thoughtful, she shows us exactly how politics become personal, and the myriad forms resilience can take.”