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Poetry

By Kayla Czaga

The poetry gods claim that a second book is much harder than the first because the bar is set. If a debut collection has received accolades, expectations for the follow-up will be that much higher. ... Read More »

March 21, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Kaie Kellough

Montreal author Kaie Kellough follows up his debut novel, Accordéon (a finalist for the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award), with a third book of poetry that is similarly polyphonic, situating angst and ancestry over a ... Read More »

March 18, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Ali Blythe

According to Freud, a dream is the fulfillment of a wish. A deceptively simple formula that implies a double-pronged question: what manner of wish and how fulfilled? Freud’s answer is somewhat as follows: a repressed, ... Read More »

March 14, 2019 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Patricia Young

Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots is the third book of poetry from writer and artist Basma Kavanagh. “Ruba’iyat” refers to a grouping of “ruba’i” – poems in a classical Persian four-line form not unlike ... Read More »

December 10, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Tess Liem

Ruba’iyat for the Time of Apricots is the third book of poetry from writer and artist Basma Kavanagh. “Ruba’iyat” refers to a grouping of “ruba’i” – poems in a classical Persian four-line form not unlike ... Read More »

December 10, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp’s Fox Haunts is a collection of poems about an enduring character in fables and folklore: the fox. Kemp is enchanted with her subject matter, and there are many playful moments. The poems are ... Read More »

November 22, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry