Laisha Rosnau launches Pluck on the West Coast

Posted by admin on March 21, 2014 at 11:11 am

Bestselling author Laisha Rosnau has a new book of poetry out with Nightwood Editions, and she will be on the West Coast giving a series of readings. Pluck is a collection that takes on issues of sexulity, female vulnerability and parenthood with delicacy and intent. Rosnau often uses animal imagery to expose the primal innocence [...]

Gillian Wigmore shortlisted for the George Ryga Award

Posted by admin on February 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Gillian Wigmore has been shortlisted for the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for her poetry collection, Dirt of Ages. The George Ryga Award is presented to a British Columbia author who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a newly published book, and is administered by Okanagan College. The [...]

Idle No More Poetry Launching in Ottawa

Posted by admin on December 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

On January 16 award-winning Ottawa poet Shane Rhodes will be launching his latest book of poetry, X, which 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, X breaks new [...]

Danny Jacobs readings in Ottawa + Montreal

Posted by admin on November 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

In Songs that Remind Us of Factories, Maritime poet Danny Jacobs probes the postmodern oddness of the call centres that have sprung up across Eastern Canada. He also explores the abundant insect species creeping in his walls and bedsheets and finds the poetic potential in potatoes.  His arched-brow wisecracks and intoxicating ingenuity are balanced with emotionally [...]