As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, The Globe and Mail recently changed up their Books section staff. There was an outpouring of goodwill on Twitter, which was heartening to see. More info on Q&Q, and an even-handed response from the Literary Press Group.
As a result, they’re hiring a new Books Editor. If you’re interested, you need a “robust metabolism” for some reason. Do they eat books there? Is that why the Books section keeps shrinking?
Whatever the state of your metabolism, if you’re a woman, and you can learn the job, you should apply.
- Snarky graphic designers respond to customer complaints. People actually say these things…
- On a related note, creativity is not inspired by time.
- Kudos to Scott Griffin and House of Anansi Press.
- Greystone Books will rise out of the ashes of Douglas & McIntyre.
- Is poetry dead?, someone asks, yet again. I’ve written zombie poetry, but I don’t think that’s quite what she means.
- The correct answer to the above question is: of course not. Here’s your CanCon, plus A Dark Boat, by Patrick Friesen, probably my favourite book of poetry that I read from 2012.1
- The biggest book craze in China right now is apparently James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.
- Stephen King wrote a brief book about gun control, highlights here.
- Who isn’t John Galt? Short answer: you, probably.
- Crazy text-based window art from Micah Lexier and Christian Bok.
- Toronto used to have Johnny Cash machines.
- The male gaze, skewered.
- Haters gonna hate, especially women.
- So, you better learn to write like a motherfucker.
Meanwhile, these three guys have been playing tag for 23 years.
- My review Friesen’s book can be found in Broken Pencil, issue 57. [↩]