Book Reviews

Books available to review:

  • Ganymede’s Dog by John Emil Vincent (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • The Dance Between and For the Love of Lazaros by Susan Ioannou (Opal Editions)
  • Seemingly Provoked by Tanya Bailey
  • Falling Backwards Into Mirrors by Anne Sorbie (Inanna Publications)
  • The Colour of Clouds by Linda Martin (Inanna Publications)
  • The Dowager Empress by Adele Wiseman (Inanna Publications)
  • Falling Forward by Paul Sanderson
  • Forty-One Pages on Poetry, Language and Wilderness by John Steffler
  • Live Ones by Sadie McCarney
  • Maze by Hugh Thomas
  • My Heart Is A Rose Manhattan by Nikki Reimer
  • Deboning A Dragon by Julie Hartley
  • Mobile by Tanis MacDonald
  • Undefeated Relevance by Honey Novick
  • what we said by Sue Chenette
  • Walking Across the Day by d.n. simmers
  • Odes and Laments by Fiona Tinwei Lam
  • Polychomasia by Mohineet Kaur Boparai (Mawenzi House)
  • Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets by Ayaz Pirani
  • Near Miss by Laura Matwichuk
  • Fresh Pack of Smokes by Cassandra Blanchard
  • Belated Bris of the Brainsick by Lucas Crawford
  • Virga by Jennifer Houle
  • Salt and Ashes by Adrienne Drobnies
  • St. Boniface Elegies by Catherine Hunter
  • Moths That Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds by John B. Lee

The League is able to mail physical copies of any of the above books to interested reviewers!

Recent Reviews:


Interested in reviewing for the League? We are always looking for new reviewers and reviews!
It’s a small, small poetry world out there, and we know there’s a large chance reviewers have met the poet they’re reviewing at least once, so we want to embrace that: friends, review friends! Publishers, review your own books! Discuss, discuss, discuss–as long as you disclose your connections and keep your writing transparent. We’re looking for reviews that speak to the reviewer’s personal experience with the book, but we’re also looking for reviews that can connect a book with other legacies, initiatives, and creators in CanLit.

Submission guidelines:

  • we accept reviews of new (published within the last 18 months) books of poetry
  • reviewers do not need to be members of the League
  • we accept previously published reviews with written permission from the original publisher
  • reviews for consideration should be in .doc/.docx format and between 300-2000 words in length

Please email with questions, queries, or submissions for consideration! We are also happy to facilitate review copy requests to publishers for interested reviewers.

Publishers: looking for professional poets to review your latest poetry releases? Send a copy to the League office and we’ll make it known to our membership that the book is available for review. 

League members: Do you have a recently released book that you would like added to our reviewable titles list? Email for more information.


View our reviews archive here.