Archive for September, 2012

The Odious Child shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Awards

September 27, 2012

Congratulations to Carolyn Black whose latest short story collection, The Odious Child has been shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Awards. The annual awards recognize short fiction, novels and poetry published by Canadian independent literary presses. The winners will be presented with specially crafted ReLit rings on October 20 at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. This year’s ReLit shortlist for […]

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Shane Rhodes makes Ottawa Book Award shortlist

September 27, 2012

Congratulations to Shane Rhodes who has been shortlisted for the 2012 Ottawa Book Award for fiction for his latest collection, Err. He is the only poet to be nominated in this category—a testament to the power of his poetry. Rhodes is the author of 5 collections of poetry: The Wireless Room (NeWest Press, 2000), which […]

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DeCroo makes Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver 2012

September 21, 2012

Congratulations to Rodney DeCroo for making the The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2012 list in the Best of Bands category for his album Allegheny. Read the entire article here.  If you like Rodney’s CD, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of his latest Nightwood Editions book, Allegheny, BC, which expands upon the lyrics in the […]

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John Barton launches into fall

September 21, 2012

Join Nightwood in celebration of the expansive, 30 year career of John Barton this fall. Vancouver Launch: Saturday, September 22nd The Beaumont Studios, 316 West 5th Ave, Vancouver 7:30 to 9:30 pm  Victoria Launch: Thursday, September 27, 2012 7 to 9 pm Cadboro Bay Book Company, 3840b Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria John Barton will be reading from his […]

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Hitting the road with Rodney DeCroo

September 18, 2012

Rodney DeCroo has a busy schedule planned this fall with a book & concert tour of western Canada. To start things off, he is launching his new collection,  Allegheny, BC with readings & musical guests in Vancouver this Sat, Sept 22, 8 pm at Little Mountain Gallery, 26th & Main. Tickets are $10 at the door. In October, Rodney is taking his poetry […]

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Art Threat’s take on Allegheny, BC

September 18, 2012

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 […]

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Verse Subversive: Ray Hsu on reinventing poetry

September 17, 2012

 In a recent interview in The Ubyssey, Nightwood poet Ray Hsu talks about breaking down traditional ideas of poetics and searching out what contemporary poetry should look like. His concept has no limits on form and expression: “Because poetry is the air that I breathe and the way that I think, that could encompass anything.” Read more of this interview […]

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Darren Bifford reading at the Art Bar in T.O.

September 11, 2012

A beautiful girl once confessed she killed a crow. They mate for life, she said. Now one follows me wherever I go. Join Darren Bifford for a night of poetry at the Art Bar poetry series. Bifford will be reading a selection from his latest book, Wedding in Fire Country. He will be joined by fellow […]

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Singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo joins Nightwood

September 10, 2012

We are excited to announce that renowned Canadian songwriter Rodney DeCroo joins the ranks of Nightwood poets this fall with his debut collection of poetry, Allegheny, BC. This collection follows DeCroo’s recently released album, Allegheny, which has received critical acclaim in the Canadian music industry. Join us for a lively evening of poetry and music at the Vancouver launch on Saturday, September 22nd at […]

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Gillian Wigmore on writing into and from the West

September 8, 2012

“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 […]

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