Book Reviews

Books available to review:

  • Nothing You Can Carry by Susan Alexander
  • Seemingly Provoked by Tanya Bailey
  • Fresh Pack of Smokes by Cassandra Blanchard
  • Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds edited by Yvonne Blomer
  • standing in the flock of connections by Heather Cadsby
  • Dog Poems by Louise Carson
  • what we said by Sue Chenette ( 2 copies)
  • charger by Margaret Christakos
  • Canticles II (MMXX) by George Elliott Clarke (digital copy)
  • We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite by Conyer Clayton (digital copy)
  • Belated Bris of the Brainsick by Lucas Crawford
  • Gone Missing by Antony Di Nardo
  • Salt and Ashes by Adrienne Drobnies
  • my yt mama by Mercedes Eng
  • Locked in Different Alphabets by Doris Fiszer
  • Mummyjihad by Earl Fowler (digital copy)
  • Point to Counterpoint by Mel Gill
  • Deboning A Dragon by Julie Hartley
  • Cosmic Bowling by Cornelia Hoogland and Ted Goodden (digital copy)
  • A Map of Rain Days by Jennifer Hosein (digital copy)
  • Swimming Towards the Sun by Laurence Hutchman (digital copy)
  • The Dance Between and For the Love of Lazaros by Susan Ioannou (Opal Editions)
  • Polychomasia by Mohineet Kaur Boparai (Mawenzi House)
  • The Negation of Chronology by Rebecca Luce-Kapler
  • Mythical Man by David Ly
  • Live Ones by Sadie McCarney
  • The Burden of Gravity by Shannon McConnell
  • Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley by Chad Norman (digital copy)
  • Undefeated Relevance by Honey Novick
  • To the Men Who Write Goodbye Letters by Gianna Patriarca
  • The Hammer of Witches by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back
  • Falling Backwards Into Mirrors by Anne Sorbie (Inanna Publications)
  • Walking across the day by dn simmers
  • Hell-Box by Peter Taylor
  • Maze by Hugh Thomas
  • Anatomy of an Injury by Myna Wallin
  • At Home with Disquiet by Erin Wilson
  • The Dowager Empress by Adele Wiseman (Inanna Publications)
  • Heart of Goodness by Carolyne Van Der Meer (digital copy)

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. 

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View our reviews archive here.