A mixed bag of poetry, graphic novels, non-graphic novels, literary criticism and other non-fiction. 66. Selected Poems, by Robert Bringhurst (Gaspereau Press, 2009) I haven’t read Bringhurst before, but this collection was recommended to me. It contains selected poems from several other works. Philosophy and a wandering geography, from Japan to the Middle East and elsewhere, I’m […]
Time crashes by, and I’m left wide-eyed wondering what the hell just happened. Life’s thrown me a bewildering start to my thirties. I thought I’m finally supposed to feel like a grown up now? Or is bemoaning how that’s not quite the case exactly what I’m supposed to be feeling? I get the sense it’s the latter.
So, news. Jan Zwicky wrote an essay for The Malahat Review titled “The Ethics of the Negative Review,” which CWILA republished on their site. Michael Lista responded to it, quite negatively, in the National Post’s Afterword. Then Zwicky responded to his response. And Lista responded to her response of his response. You following? Other people have weighed
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