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What You Need nominated for the Trillium Book Prize

Quite improbably, were you to have asked me, What You Need has been nominated for the Trillium Book Prize, which is Ontario’s “leading award for literature.” Also nominated in the English-language category are Kevin Hardcastle’s… 107 more words

What You Need

Toronto's André Alexis wins the $25,000 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

At the Writers’ Trust Awards ceremony — held on Tuesday night at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio — numerous literary prizes and $139,000 in awards were presented to six Canadian writers. 291 more words


Karen Solie on absurdities and privileges

What others might call “thematic concerns,” Karen Solie refers to as her “habits.” Over a few glasses of wine at a Toronto restaurant, Solie recounts a good-natured argument over the inclusion of the sequence “Childhood Triptych” with her editor James Langer. 934 more words


Why So Cool is, well, so cool

Whenever I see Dennis Lee’s name on something, I get excited. While the world of Canadian poetry is thriving, if less popular than prose, good contemporary Canadian children’s and YA poets seem to have few compatriots. 576 more words


New On The Bookshelf: Solie and Paré

On a recent trip to the big city, I stopped into the local Chapters and made two purchases. I’m a little slow getting to both of these, but late is better than never. 214 more words

The Arts

1/7/2015 Event Review - Dorothy Wordsworth's Canada Day Poetry Party 2015

It may seem a bit of a mouthful but this was a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday, and indeed to celebrate Canada Day for the first time. 2,070 more words

Event Review