Fresh Voices 17

Welcome to the seventeenth edition of Fresh Voices, a project from and for the League’s associate members, edited by Joan Conway and Blaine Marchand. The League’s associate members are talented poets who are writing and publishing poetry on their way to becoming established professional poets in the Canadian literary community. We are excited to be taking…

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REVIEW: VOODOO HYPOTHESIS | BY CANISIA LUBRIN

Reviewed by Geoffrey Morrison on Debutantes: Lubrin’s book is about the dislocated psychogeography wrought by that history, working through the displacements of the African-Caribbean diaspora from her birthplace of St. Lucia in the Windward Antilles to the United States and “that cold Victorian country” of Canada to the outermost fringes of our galaxy. She does…

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REVIEW: VOODOO HYPOTHESIS | BY CANISIA LUBRIN

Reviewed by Geoffrey Morrison on Debutantes: Lubrin’s book is about the dislocated psychogeography wrought by that history, working through the displacements of the African-Caribbean diaspora from her birthplace of St. Lucia in the Windward Antilles to the United States and “that cold Victorian country” of Canada to the outermost fringes of our galaxy. She does…

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REVIEW: WINNOWS | BY MAXIANNE BERGER

Imago Press | 2016 Review by kjmunro — To winnow is to separate the wheat from the chaff, & in Winnows we find a series of erasure poems mined from Melville’s Moby Dick. These poems come from the novel, but do not tell the same story. At the beginning of the book, a photograph of…

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FRESH VOICES: TONY VALUCH, GREG STIDHAM, TONY BRATHWAITE

Welcome to the seventh edition of Fresh Voices, a project from and for the League’s associate members. The League’s associate members are talented poets who are writing and publishing poetry on their way to becoming established professional poets in the Canadian literary community. We are excited to be taking this opportunity to showcase the work…

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REVIEW: FRIENDLY + FIRE | BY DANIELLE LAFRANCE

Talonbooks | 2017 | 128 Page | $18.95 | Purchase online Review by Cam Scott — Friendly + Fire is a capella pornography, a multi-vocal argument concerning the collateral damages attendant upon military aggression, where the exceptional conditions definitive of combat suffuse an everyday civic. “Honey, it’s not your ginch, it’s your friends,” the opening…

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REVIEW: FRIENDLY + FIRE | BY DANIELLE LAFRANCE

Talonbooks | 2017 | 128 Page | $18.95 | Purchase online Review by Cam Scott — Friendly + Fire is a capella pornography, a multi-vocal argument concerning the collateral damages attendant upon military aggression, where the exceptional conditions definitive of combat suffuse an everyday civic. “Honey, it’s not your ginch, it’s your friends,” the opening…

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REVIEW: THE CHEMICAL LIFE | BY JIM JOHNSTONE

Reviewed by Chad Campbell in The Manchester Review: …In the corridors of these nested worlds we glimpse, like the wheel on the wall, the slow crash and delayed impact of addiction and mental illness across the sections of The Chemical Life. Divided into 5 sections of 6 poems each (the 8-poem versioning of Ovid’s Metamorphoses…

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REVIEW: THE CHEMICAL LIFE | BY JIM JOHNSTONE

Reviewed by Chad Campbell in The Manchester Review: …In the corridors of these nested worlds we glimpse, like the wheel on the wall, the slow crash and delayed impact of addiction and mental illness across the sections of The Chemical Life. Divided into 5 sections of 6 poems each (the 8-poem versioning of Ovid’s Metamorphoses…

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REVIEW: SEVEN SUNS/SEVEN MOONS | BY MICHAEL DYLAN WELCH & TANYA MCDONALD

NeoPoiesis Press | 68 pages | $14.95 | Purchase online Review by kjmunro — This unique collection includes two sections – suns written by Welch & moons written by McDonald – followed by several collaborations on the same themes where the poets work together. A brief but helpful explanation at the end of the book…

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