Spring poetry PREVIEW: guest blogger Pearl Pirie on her new book the pet radish, shrunken + two poems

This week, the BookThug blog welcomes guest blogger Pearl Pirie, poet and author of the forthcoming the pet radish, shrunken (available March 5th from BookThug). the pet radish, shrunken is the third full-length collection of poetry from the inimitable Pearl Pirie. Sly and virtuosic, Pirie’s new collection speaks in a range of styles and voices: From a military […]

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BookThug’s Best Reads 2014 (Editors’ Edition)

Even as end-of-the-year booklists become absurdly thick on the ground (on the internet), BookThug elects, unapologetically, to add water to the sea. This time we move into the general’s tent, as BookThug’s distinguished editorial team share their best reads of 2014. If you’re interested in reading like an editor (or like an intern), read on! […]

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Weekly Roundup November 23-29

Saturday November 23 Launch: Dragnet Issue 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Smiling Buddha Bar, 961 College Street | Featuring readings from Evan Munday, Catriona Wright, and Bardia Sinaee | $5 Sunday November 24 Toronto Poetry Slam | 8:00 p.m., sign up at 7:30 | The Drake Underground, | Twelve slam poets compete against each other […]

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Author in Profile: David B. Goldstein

While I was writing [Laws of Rest], I felt that all language was alive…I don’t get too concerned with how my work fits together—I just try to explore fully whatever compels me, and hope that I end up in a place I didn’t anticipate. —David B. Goldstein David B. Goldstein is one of BookThug’s three […]

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Author in Profile: Sandra Ridley

Falling – not always a dropping to the ground construed as rhyme not death not a literal fall or heartbreak instead (but) any other form of respective bending. – “A General Tale” Sandra Ridley composes silence, a considered hush, and a tension so taut that it hums. – rob mclennan Sanrda Ridley’s most recent collection […]

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