In Conversation: Jess Taylor and Malcolm Sutton

Jess Taylor’s critically acclaimed debut story collection, Pauls, was named an Amazon.ca Editors’ Best Book of 2015, a National Post “NP99” Best Book of 2015, a Kobo Best Canadian Book of 2015, a 49th Shelf Most Anticipated 2015 Fall Fiction Selection and was a Quill and Quire “Best of 2015” Cover Design Selection. Additionally, “Breakfast Curry,” […]

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In Conversation: Robert Anderson talks about his new chapbook The Hospital Poems

  In Robert Anderson’s debut chapbook The Hospital Poems, the ward becomes the world, becomes the word, becomes the war. Drawing the reader into the strained intimacies of hospital halls and personal and social breakdown, Anderson’s fragmented, fragmenting poems are “spills/spells of narrative” that brilliantly sabotage the institutional from the inside. Selected for BookThug’s Summer Chapbook […]

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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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Author in Profile: Michael Blouin

 “This is it. Here. Right now.” Michael Blouin’s dream of happiness   Michael Blouin is one of BookThug’s two Fall fiction authors, whose book I Don’t Know How to Behave is labeled simply “A Fiction,” landing, as it does, in some happy grey area between a novel and poetry. It’s not poetry, though. It’s a […]

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