In Review: The Week of April 17th

We’re heading into our last week of our National Poetry Month interview series, Poets Resist, where we have words with the @#$% patriarchy with five mighty poetry collections. Until then, we’ll leave you with some bookish news around the web.


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On the blog

Week 3 of NPM saw these five poets resisting environmental destruction:~ Deirdre Dwyer and The Blomidon Logs (ECW Press)~ Leanne Dunic and To Love the Coming End (BookThug)~ Richard Kelly Kemick and Caribou Run (Goose Lane Editions)~ John Reibetanz and Afloat (Brick Books)~ Jeff Steudel and Foreign Park (Anvil Press)

Around the Web

~ The shortlist for the Amazon First Novel Award was announced this week and we’re pleased to see two books from ALU-member publishers on the list: Accordéon by Kaie Kellough (ARP Books) and White Elephant by Catherine Cooper (Freehand Books).~ An Ippy ki-yay for all the ALU-member publishers who are winners of the 2017 IPPY Awards, including Anvil Press, Breakwater Books, ECW Press, Inanna Publications, Ronsdale Press, Tightrope Books, and Véhicule Press.~ Small apartment, big book collection? Take a page out of this couple’s design in their book-filled loft.~ Scrabble aficionados, can you complete these five-letter words?

What Else We’re Reading

Because we’re so excited that Kaie Kellough’s Accordéon (ARP Books) and Catherine Cooper’s White Elephant(Freehand Books) have been shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, they jumped the queue in our TBR pile.