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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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2020 Raymond Souster Award Winner: Unmeaningable by Roxanna Bennett

and the 2020 Raymond Souster award goes to... Unmeaningable by Roxanna Bennett (Gordon Hill Press) From the jurors: Where and how…
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2020 Poetry Awards: Interview with Heather Birrell

Heather Birrell is the author of Float and Scurry (Anvil Press/A Feed Dog Book), and the winner of the 2020…
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Review: Treaty # by Armand Garnet Ruffo

Reviewed by Marguerite Pigeon Treaty # opens with a prose poem, "Impetus Ungainly," in which Armand Garnet Ruffo manipulates language…
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Review: Ego of a Nation by Janet Rogers

Reviewed by Miles Morrisseau Janet Marie Rogers' 7th book of poetry is her double album and it may become her…
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Poetry Pause: Maureen Hynes — How Spring Begins

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National Poetry Month 2020 Blog List

This National Poetry Month 2020 has been full of amazing poetry, poets, and community. In case you missed any of…
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A World of Poetry and Fun

by Janet Rogers for National Poetry Month, April 2020   I am a full time writer. I am also single…
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Why is Saint John’s Head in my Petri Dish?

by Eleonore Schönmaier for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Recently I said to a Greek composer, "I've spent my life…
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Grow Up in a World of Poetry

by Janice Zhang for National Poetry Month, April 2020   At the age of 22, I came to Canada to…
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My World of Poetry

by SPIN El Poeta for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Wajxaqib’ Aq’ab’al (Escrito) Jun Toj (Editado) Keb’ Tz’i’ (Finalizado) Saludos…
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Poetry Pause: Doyali Islam — water for canaries

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Poetic Places to Discover in Canada

by Chloe Coome for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Poetry is interwoven into the cultural tapestry of Canada and one…
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Fructification, Creative Misunderstanding, Empathy: East and West Dissolve

by Sonja Arntzen for National Poetry Month, April 2020 Since the early twentieth century, by a process Ezra Pound called…
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