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In Review: The Week of April 20th
This week we continued our penultimate week of NPM celebrations with more author interviews and poems, and quietly (and unrelatedly) wondered to ourselves “why does anyone make bread when they can buy it?” (We get why, ps).
On the BlogOur 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. Bertrand Bickersteth, The Response of Weeds (NeWest Press)Irfan Ali, Accretion (Brick Books)Wade Kearley, Narrow Cradle (Breakwater Books)Margaret Christakos, charger(Talonbooks)Sadiqa de Meijer, The Outer Wards (Véhicule Press)
Around the Web~ A new Angus Reid poll suggests reading books is more favourable than playing video games during isolation.~ Keeping a coronavirus journal could help historians better understand this historical moment in the future ~ The New Yorker crossword makers suggest the best games to play while social distancing
What Else We’re ReadingALU staffer Tan Light read Shani Mootoo’s new novel Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press): “Polar Vortex will sweep you up into a day in the life of Priya, a day when her carefully isolated longings will finally converge, a day when hidden tensions both old and new will be laid bare. It is a day that will change everything about the life she’s crafted in the lake-side community of Prince Edward County. Literary readers looking for an unreliable narrator will find a satisfying puzzle in Polar Vortex.”