Mobile: Who Would Hear?

Tanis MacDonald’s latest book, Mobile, is a feminist reconsideration of Dennis Lee’s Civil Elegies and Other Poems; an urban lament about female citizenship and settler culpability; an homage to working and walking women in a love/hate relationship with Toronto, its rivers and creeks, its sidewalks and parks, its history, misogyny and violence. In praise of […]

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Feature Friday: Irresponsible Mediums: The Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp by Aaron Tucker

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Aaron Tucker’s second full-length collection of poems, Irresponsible Mediums: The Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp. Inspired by the 1968 chess performance of avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp and composer John Cage, Irresponsible Mediums translates Duchamp’s chess games into poems using […]

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Feature Friday: Better Nature by Fenn Stewart

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Better Nature, Fenn Stewart’s first poetry collection. Much of the language that makes up this book is drawn from a diary that Walt Whitman wrote while travelling through Canada at the end of the nineteenth century. But rather than […]

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Feature Friday: The Year of My Disappearance by Carole David, Translated by Donald Winkler

The Year of My Disappearance by Carole David, Translated by Donald Winkler

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Carole David’s award-winning poetry collection, The Year of My Disappearance, translated by Governor General’s Award winner Donald Winkler. A searing, surreal, darkly comic descent into a woman’s psyche, present here are ­figures lodged in her memory: lovers, strangers, her […]

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Feature Friday: The Ritualites by Michael Nardone

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In this week’s edition of Feature Friday we are excited to bring you an excerpt from Michael Nardone’s book-length poem and the first in a series of planned works on the sonic topography of North America, The Ritualites. Composed at sites all across the continent—from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of […]

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Feature Friday: The Lost Cosmonauts by Ken Hunt

The Lost Cosmonauts by Ken Hunt

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from The Lost Cosmonauts by Ken Hunt, an elegy to humanity’s fledgling efforts to explore outer space, and to those who lost their lives in pursuit of this goal. This wide-ranging collection of poems looks deep into the largely unexplored cosmos for experiences […]

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Feature Friday: Branches by Mark Truscott

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Mark Truscott’s new poetry collection, Branches. Careful attention reveals that, even in moments that seem insignificant, our minds are constantly navigating disjunctions among registers of experience. Clear thinking demands that these navigations remain unconscious. But what if they’re meaningful, […]

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To Find Belonging: In Conversation with Hana Shafi

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It Begins With The Body by Hana Shafi explores the milestones and hurdles of a brown girl coming into her own. Shafi’s poems display a raw and frank intimacy and address anxiety, unemployment, heartbreak, relationships, identity, and faith. Juno Award nominated musician and songwriter Alysha Brilla calls It Begins With The Body “the anthem of […]

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