In Review: The Week of April 24th

Holy April showers, National Poetry Month is over already? While this year’s #poetsresist campaign comes to a close, we’ll continue to keep our fists held high against social injustice all year and beyond. Read on for a book recommendation as well as other litbits, and enjoy this last April weekend because before we know it…


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On the Blog

Week 4 of NPM saw these five poets resisting the @#$%patriarchy:~ Molly Peacock and The Analyst (Biblioasis)~ Lisa Robertson and 3 Summers (Coach House Books)~ Rachel Lebowitz and Cottonopolis (Pedlar Press)~ Lise Gaston and Cityscapes in Mating Season (Signature Editions)~ Katherine Leyton and All the Gold Hurts My Mouth (Goose Lane Editions)

Around the Web

~ Take us to Chicago where the wind blows and these bookstores make us say, “whoa!”~ Angeline Schellenberg’s Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books) won three 2017 Manitoba Book Awards, and C.S. Reardon’s The Spanish Boy (Signature Editions) also picked up one of the awards.~ The 2017 Arthur Ellis Award shortlists are out: Mark Lisac’s Where the Bodies Lie (NeWest Press) has been shortlisted for Best First Novel, and Debra Komar’s Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, and Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character (Goose Lane Editions) as well as Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon’s Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Dennis Oland (Goose Lane Editions) has been shortlisted for Best Nonfiction Book.~ Harry Potter fans, Buzzfeed challenges us with these anagrams of HP characters.

What Else We’re Reading

After cycling to the lesser-known Cherry Blossoms at Robarts Library in Toronto, ALU Executive Director Christen started reading Kateri Lanthier’s Siren (Véhicule Press), which includes a haiku dedicated to that locale.