Ah, the smell of leaves and awards in the air…Yup, still fall. The winners of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced, and congratulations are due to Linda Spalding for English Fiction (The Purchase) and Julie Bruck for English Poetry (Monkey Ranch). There are numerous other categories of winners for works in both English and […]
Though it can seem like it sometimes, the world’s not all bad. Apparently whales are learning to speak human, or at least trying, and that’s pretty awesome. Maybe once they get the hang of it they can advise us how to live better. Canadian publishing is about to get smaller with Douglas & McIntyre filing for bankruptcy
Novels, graphic novels, children’s books and non-fic, but no poetry? How did that happen? 23. The Game, by Ken Dryden (Wiley, 1983, 2005) Continuing reading the Canada Reads 2012 shortlist in reverse order of elimination, ((See Shelf Life: February 2012 for more.)) I read The Game despite my complete lack of interest in hockey. And loved it.
With National Poetry Month winding down to a close, I thought I’d do another round up of poetry news and miscellanea. Wedding season is near upon us – further evidenced by the upcoming nuptials of my sister this June – and Carol Ann Duffy offers a collection of poems frequently found at weddings. Stephen K. Tollefson writes
April is National Poetry Month in Canada and the United States. ((The UK celebrates their poets in October.)) Founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, they’ve come up with a list of ways to celebrate poetry. For instance, April 14th is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and another suggestion is to read interviews and literary