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Tim Bowling announced as Judge for Griffin Poetry Prize 2015

Posted by admin on October 8, 2014 at 7:26 am

The trustees of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry have announced Tim Bowling (Canada), Fanny Howe (USA) and Piotr Sommer (Poland) as the judges for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Tim Bowling is the author of twelve poetry collections, including Selected Poems (Nightwood Editions, 2013) and Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief (Gaspareau Press, 2014) and of [...]

Shane Rhodes book launch trailer

Posted by admin on January 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  Watch the new trailer for Shane Rhodes‘s Ottawa launch of X, available here. Rhodes’s latest work was inspired by one of Canada’s most unpoetic subjects: Canada’s post-confederation treaties and the recent Idle No More protests. Investigating what the treaties mean today and what art can do with such unpoetic documents.   Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Time: 8:30pm [...]

NEW In Antarctica Book Club Guide & Teaching Resources

Posted by admin on July 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage, published by Nightwood Editions, is the new travel memoir by Vancouver Island University professor Jay Ruzesky. Ruzesky’s famous ancestor Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who became the first person to reach the South Pole, and one hundred years later, Ruzesky followed his footsteps all the way to Antarctica himself. [...]

Brad Somer’s Imperfections getting noticed

Posted by admin 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 [...]