In Conversation: Phil Hall Chats with Wanda Praamsma About his Latest Collection, Conjugation

From award-winning poet, and our own senior poetry editor, Phil Hall, comes his latest collection of poetry, Conjugation. The term “conjugation” refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. Conjugation sees an

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THOU by Aisha Sasha John is a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry!

BookThug is very pleased to announce that Aisha Sasha John’s acclaimed 2014 collection THOU is a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Ontario’s leading award for literature! Established in 1987 to recognize the excellence of Ontario writers and writing, the Trillium Book Award is open to books in any genre: fiction, non-fiction, drama, children’s

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In Conversation: Wanda Praamsma interviews Lesley Battler about her poetic debut, Endangered Hydrocarbons

Lesley Battler‘s debut collection Endangered Hydrocarbons channels the poet’s personal experience as an employee of Shell Oil into an ingenious suite of poems confronting the extent and the implications of oil production in Canada. As a veteran of Big Oil, Battler is able to write from the unique perspective of the poet-insider. Appropriating the corporate and scientific language of oil extraction

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