Reviews

Praise for Renee Saklikar’s children of air india

Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Many words of praise for Renée Sarojini Saklikar‘s children of air india following her highly successful Vancouver and New Westminster launches of the book, as well as a reading for English/Creative Writing students at Thompson River University (pictured). “This poetry collection is beautiful, devastating, difficult and important. Difficult in terms of subject matter, but yet […]

Delta Optimist review of Tim Bowling’s Selected

Posted by on July 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Tim Bowling, born and raised in Ladner, BC, comes home to launch his milestone collection and gets a glowing review of his new Selected Poems in the Delta Optimist. Bowling celebrates 20 years of writing with his latest collection, which will fittingly be launched at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, July 11 at 7 […]

Open Book Toronto features Sandy Pool’s Undark

Posted by on June 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Sandy Pool‘s latest Trillium-nominated collection, Undark: An Oratorio, gets a thorough and insightful review on Open Book Toronto. Reviewer Alessandro Porco, delves into the historical, political, visual and structural substance of this collection, noting the complexity with which Pool approaches the compelling subject matter of the Radium Women of the early 1900s. The review concludes […]

Brad Cran gets high praise in Vancouver Sun review

Posted by on June 12, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Brad Cran receives high praise from fellow Vancouver author, Dennis E. Bolen in his new, insightful review of  Ink on Paper in the Vancouver Sun: “These writings are the chronicles of a mind steeped in social awareness, probing the possibilities of true connection with the world, improvement of the human lot, and redemption of the […]

Undark gets glowing review in Alberta Views

Posted by on April 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Sandy Pool gets some well-deserved praise in the April 2013 edition of Alberta Views for her latest collection, Undark: An Oratorio. In this review, an insightful comparison is made between reading these poems and experiencing an intricate musical piece. Reviewer Julie Sedivy draws attention to the lyrical flow between contrasting voices throughout the book and Pool’s ability to interplay light and sound to create a […]

Brad Somer’s Imperfections getting noticed

Posted by on January 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

Bradley Somer’s debut novel was released only a few short months ago and yet Imperfections has already spent some time on the Calgary bestseller list and is getting lots of positive attention in the CanLit scene. Somer gets a glowing review in Quill & Quire‘s Jan/Feb 2013 issue. In Mark Sampson’s opinion, “Virtually every paragraph of Imperfections teems with authorial […]

rob mclennan’s blog feature on Sandy Pool’s Undark

Posted by on December 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

rob mclennan calls Sandy Pool’s new book of poetry, “a striking performance of grief and compassion, sung as an acknowledgment of those who suffered at the hands of progress.” To check out this feature review of Sandy Pool’s latest work, Undark: An Oratorio visit rob mclennan’s blog. Sandy Pool’s second book, Undark: An Oratorio, is equal […]

Art Threat’s take on Allegheny, BC

Posted by on September 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

In the latest Art Threat issue, reviewer Michael Nenonen dives into the deep, dark waters of Allegheny, BC and discovers that Rodney DeCroo’s poetry “resonates with clarity, courage, and craftsmanship.” “It reveals the terrible beauty of the human spirit, forcing us to acknowledge the gravity of the crimes inflicted upon it. [DeCroo] helps us to remember ourselves, and […]

Gillian Wigmore on writing into and from the West

Posted by on September 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

“I started to cry, sitting in a third year English class, listening to Smaro Kambourelli introduce the central BC setting of Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook. I tried to hide it, but I hadn’t known I was missing my own landscapes in Canadian literature so badly.” To read more from Gillian Wigmore on this and to […]

New Prairie Fire review of Tim Bowling’s Tenderman

Posted by on July 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm

“By turns ironic, sardonic, and lyrical, Tenderman banters with the reader even as it seduces and enrages…” You can read the full review of Tim Bowling’s Tenderman in the July 3rd issue of Prairie Fire (Vol 12, No 2 (2012): http://ojs.lib.umanitoba.ca/prairie_fire To see Tim Bowling live, join us at the FREE reading event at the Gibsons & District Public […]