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Sageing, Wider and Deeper: Penn Kemp in Conversation with Jane Munro

by Penn Kemp. The Words Festival has been one of London ON’s liveliest cultural events, presented annually since 2014. But…
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Review of DREAM FRAGMENTS by Mirabel

Reviewed by Catherine Morrison DREAM FRAGMENTS is an incredible collection of poems that bring readers into her mind, experiencing the…
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Book Review: Glass Float by Jane Munro

Reviewed by Marguerite Pigeon. In her last collection, Blue Sonoma (Brick Books, 2014), Jane Munro used dreamscapes and reportage as…
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Review: Swoon by Elana Wolff

Reviewed by Kate Marshall Flaherty Swoon by Elana Wolff. Guernica Editions, 2020, 94 pp, ISBN 978-1-77183-507-7 Elana Wolff explores the…
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Straddling the Third Wall: A review of footlights by Pearl Pirie

Reviewed by Louise Carson. Straddling the Third Wall: A review of footlights by Pearl Pirie, Radiant Press, Regina, 2020. Hide-dingle.…
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Apples and Oranges, Plastic and Screens, Crows on Utility Poles: a review of Fiona Tinwei Lam’s Odes and Laments

Reviewed by Crystal Hurdle   Lam’s third poetry collection, Odes and Laments, surprisingly sweet, offers an equal measure of elegies and…
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Meditations on Steffler’s Forty-One Pages

Review of Forty-One Pages: On Poetry, Language and Wilderness by John Steffler Reviewed by Antony Di Nardo   In his…
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Review of Understan by Gavin Barrett

Reviewed by Patrick Connors Gavin Barrett lives a life with many layers of creativity. Much of his service to poetry…
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An Update for Access Copyright Members

Please review this update from Access Copyright for details about changes in advocacy, innovation, COVID-19, and Legal matters. Access Copyright…
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An Expectation of Enlightenment: walking the Camino

Review of The Way History Dries by Keith Inman Reviewed by John B. Lee       “Than longen folk to goon on…
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Unhappy, Women Write Poems: A review of Folding Laundry on Judgment Day by Miller Adams

Reviewed by Louise Carson This was a difficult book to read. Not because the poems are inaccessible, or boring, or…
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Feminist Caucus in Conversation Series

The LCP Feminist Caucus presents: Feminist Caucus in Conversation: a chapbook and audio project from the League of Canadian Poets.…
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Exodus 13 by Amanda Earl

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Review of Devolution by Kim Goldberg

reviewed by Carole Mertz. Kim Goldberg writes surrealistic poetry that sometimes incorporates formal poetic forms. Many of the 60 poems…
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Music, Art, Mortality – A Review of Sue Chenette’s Clavier, Paris, Alyssum

Reviewed by Louise Carson. I must have been feeling a bit rebellious the morning I picked up Sue Chenette’s recent…
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Another spring by Renée M. Sgroi

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What the walrus said: a review of Claudia Coutu Radmore’s rabbit

Reviewed by Louise Carson. While Claudia Coutu Radmore may not talk “Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax –…
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In the 4 a.m.: A Review of Arleen Paré’s Earle Street

Reviewed by Clayton Longstaff   two women together alone in the luminous house   When you look out your window,…
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That Sinking Feeling: in the broken boat with Daniela Elza

Reviewed by Louise Carson. It was with a sinking feeling in my gut that I started to read Daniela Elza’s…
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Up North with Gillian Harding-Russell, a book review of In Another Air

Reviewed by Louise Carson   Geography. Do we want poems of a geographical nature? Sure we do, especially in Canada,…
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Of Light: A Review of Jude Neale’s Impromptu

Reviewed by Cynthia Sharp First Published by The Miramichi Reader Jude Neale encouraged me to write with her through National Poetry…
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Review: Common Brown House Moths by Laura Zacharin

Reviewed by Marguerite Pigeon Pests lurk through the pages of Laura Zacharin's assured first collection, including lice and the titular…
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A Tender Timeless Space: a review of Bruce Kauffman’s an evening absence still waiting for moon

Reviewed by Louise Carson You know a book of poetry has possibilities when the opening epigraph is seven lines from…
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Review: Love’s Lighthouse by Anna Yin

Reviewed by Susan McMaster May 2020 Anna Yin’s new book of poetry has exactly five English words on the cover…
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Statement of Support for Black and Indigenous People and Communities

  The League of Canadian Poets stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities who have been the…
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Review: Salt Bride by Ilona Martonfi

Reviewed by Vanessa Shields Martonfi’s fourth book, Salt Bride (Inanna Publications, 2019) is a collection of poetry that begs for…
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Review: heft by Doyali Islam

reviewed by Carole Mertz This review appeared June 2019 at Dreamers Creative Writing. A prolific history lies behind Doyali Islam…
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Scotland Forever: a review of The Walk She Takes by Neile Graham

reviewed by Louise Carson   Full disclosure. I don’t know Neile Graham, creator of the poems in The Walk She…
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Review: Undiscovered Country by Al Rempel

Reviewed by Adrienne Fitzpatrick This review was first published in Thimbleberry (Volume 4, Summer 2019) Rempel’s book arrived in the…
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Whispers of Ancient Sounds by Suparna Ghosh

Suparna’s video presentation evokes an expat’s musings from across lands and borders and other incarnations, real or imagined. It was…
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