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Brand New Bad Ideas from Award-Winning Author Michael V. Smith

Posted by on April 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

Quill & Quire calls Michael V. Smith’s new collection of poetry, Bad Ideas, a “gorgeous” offering of “awe and hope in a world that can often feel uncertain, dreamlike, and distant.” The poems in this collection explore loss and longing, sexuality and gender, all through Smith’s characteristic tone of humility and humour. Bad Ideas was […]

Deconstructing the Silence: Lisa Bird-Wilson’s The Red Files

Posted by on April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Red Files, Lisa Bird-Wilson’s acclaimed debut collection of poetry, grew out of a very personal place: her own family history as depicted in photos. “I went looking in archives for more photos from the same era,” Bird-Wilson recalls, “and found the children were not identified in any of the archival photographs—a form of silencing […]

Adèle Barclay shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Posted by on March 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Congratulations to Vancouver poet Adèle Barclay, whose debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, has been shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize! Barclay’s collection has been previously shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and received the 2016 LitPop Awards for Poetry and the […]

Nightwood Editions Poet Wins International Award!

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Vancouver poet Raoul Fernandes‘ debut poetry collection, Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions, 2015), has been named the winner of the 2016 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry! The Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize is an international award that celebrates debut books through an annual competition with cash prizes and national media publicity. Transmitter and Receiver was also the winner […]

Congratulations to Raoul Fernandes!

Posted by on May 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Vancouver author Raoul Fernandes’ debut poetry collection, Transmitter and Receiver, has won the 2016 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize! The prize is awarded to the BC author of the best work of poetry, published in the preceding year. Transmitter and Receiver was also shortlisted for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, which recognizes […]

Authors for Indies Day

Posted by on April 28, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Saturday, April 30th is Authors for Indies Day, a national event where authors show their love for independent bookstores by volunteering as guest booksellers. Across the country, authors will be chatting to customers, recommending books and thanking book buyers for the support that they provide to their communities by shopping at indie bookstores. More information and […]

Raoul Fernandes Nominated for Two Poetry Awards!

Posted by on April 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Congratulations to Raoul Fernandes, his debut poetry collection, Transmitter and Receiver (Nightwood Editions, 2015), has been shortlisted for the 2016 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize AND for the Gerard Lampert Memorial Award! The Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, for outstanding poetry, carries a cash prize of $2000, plus a certificate. The winner will be announced the 2016 […]

Carol Daniels Shortlisted for THREE Saskatchewan Book Awards

Posted by on February 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

The shortlists for the Saskatchewan Book Awards have been announced, and Carol Daniel’s debut novel, Bearskin Diary is a finalist for three awards: The Fiction Award, the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award, and the O’Reilly Insurance and The Co-operators First Book Award. Bearskin Diary follows the story of Sandy, a young First […]

What a Poem Can Be and Do with Alex Leslie and Sheryda Warrener

Posted by on January 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

Come spend the day with two highly acclaimed poets – Alex Leslie (author of The Things I Heard About You) and Sheryda Warrener (author of Floating is Everything) – whose work is actively pushing the boundaries of modern poetry. They will read from their latest books and help teachers gain insights into new and evolving […]

Water Acts and Poetry

Posted by on January 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Dr. Rita Wong will give a presentation on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in UPEI’s McDougall Hall Auditorium, Room 242. Dr. Wong’s talk, entitled “Humble Autonomy: Renewing Culture through Participatory Water Ethics,” will be the inaugural UPEI Don Mazer Arts and Science Lecture and is presented by the faculties of Science and Arts.  A reception […]