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In Review: The Week of April 2nd
We started off this month with Poetry Cure, a series dedicated to poetry as self-care, revisited some historical literary movements (postmodernism, what’s up), and cheered for some indie presses that made the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards shortlist.
On the BlogOur weekly dose of Poetry Cure included interviews + poems from~ What the Soul Doesn’t Want (Freehand Books)~ Indianland (ARP Books)~ The News (Gaspereau Press)~ Catherine Graham & The Celery Forest (Wolsak & Wynn)~ Pino Coluccio & Class Clown (Biblioasis)
Around the Web~ These popular song titles were reimagined as books and we would definitely read them all, especially David Bowie’s Space Oddity.~ Brush up on your literary history with this pocket guide to 10 literary movements.~ Both Coach House Books and Talonbooks made the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards shortlist with Suzette Mayr’s Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall and Joshua Whitehead’s full-metal indiqueer, respectively.
What Else We’re ReadingJulia is reading Jónína Kirton’s An Honest Woman (Talonbooks) on her commute: “I’m sure people have been looking at me strangely every time I gasp, but I can’t glance away from the page for even a second to notice. Some of the poems end sharply, with a punch; some deliberately leave me searching for the next line; others show the repetition of heartbreaking cycles of violence and oppression, but offer a portrayal of resilience, too.