Feature Friday: Charm by Christine McNair

A charm can protect, inflict or influence. For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from Charm, the second poetry collection by Ottawa poet Christine McNair. In Charm, McNair considers the craftwork of conception from a variety of viewpoints—from pregnancy and motherhood, to how an orchid is pollinated, to overcoming abusive relationships, […]

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Curl Up: 5 Long Weekend Reads

Have you been looking forward to the May long weekend to relax, take a trip, visit with friends, or read a good book? Possibly a bit of everything? Whether you plan to curl up with a book at the cottage, in the city, or en route to a destination, BookThug has you covered. Here are […]

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Feature Friday: Rag Cosmology by Erin Robinsong

Looking for some weekend reading? BookThug is excited to introduce Feature Friday—each Friday, we’ll feature one book from our current season and include a special excerpt for your reading pleasure. If you’re intrigued by what you read, you can order a copy here. We promise you won’t regret it! Meet Rag Cosmology, the debut poetry collection from poet and interdisciplinary […]

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Language would not exist without the body: In Conversation with Sandra Ridley

Sandra Ridley’s latest book, Silvija, is a sequence of five feverish elegies which combine narrative lyric and experimental verse styles to manifest dark themes related to love and loss: the traumas of psychological suffering (isolation and confinement), physical abuse (by parent and partner), terminal illness (brain tumour and heart attack), revelation, resolution, and healing. Pulsing […]

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