Brand new Bad Ideas from award-winning author Michael V. Smith

Posted by admin 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 admin 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 admin 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 admin 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 [...]