Book Reviews: LeBlanc / Heslop / Barrick / Bassnett

BOOK REVIEWS by AMY LeBLANC WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED: CALGARY REVIEWS LONDON KEVIN HESLOP’S there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria [Victoria: Frog Hollow Press, 2019, $15.00] DAVID BARRICK’S Incubation Chamber [Toronto: Anstruther Press, 2019, $10.00] MADELINE BASSNETT’S Under the Gamma … Continue reading Book Reviews: LeBlanc / Heslop / Barrick / Bassnett

Book Reviews: Bassnett / Dennis / Haysom / Parisien

BOOK REVIEWS by MADELINE BASSNETT LAYERED TRANSFORMATIONS: LONDON REVIEWS OTTAWA MICHAEL DENNIS’ Bad Engine: New + Selected Poems [Vancouver: Anvil, 2017, $28.00] JENNY HAYSOM’S Dividing the Wayside [Kingsville: Palimpsest, 2018, SALE PRICE: $15.16] DOMINIK PARISIEN’S We, Old Young Ones [Victoria: Frog Hollow, 2019, $14.00] If Ottawa poets Michael Dennis, Jenny Haysom, and Dominik Parisien are … Continue reading Book Reviews: Bassnett / Dennis / Haysom / Parisien

Book Reviews: Cowper / Kidd / LeBlanc / McKay

BOOK REVIEWS by DANIEL COWPER ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: BOWEN ISLAND REVIEWS CALGARY MONICA KIDD’S Chance Encounters with Wild Animals [Kentville: Gaspereau Press, 2019. $21.95] AMY LeBLANC’S I Know Something You Don’t Know [Guelph: Gordon Hill Press, 2020. $20.00] STUART IAN MCKAY’S even the idea of maya is maya [Victoria: Frog Hollow Press, 2019. $15.00] In addition … Continue reading Book Reviews: Cowper / Kidd / LeBlanc / McKay

Book Reviews: Palmu / Cowper / Chafe

BOOK REVIEWS by BRIAN PALMU DANIEL COWPER’S Grotesque Tenderness 
[McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. $17.95] AIDAN CHAFE’S Short Histories of Light 
[McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. $16.95] The line “Is the eternal / world a city or wood? I ask myself / that often” appears in “Cinematheque”, a poem from Daniel Cowper’s first trade collection, Grotesque Tenderness. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Palmu / Cowper / Chafe

Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Kelly S. Thompson

BOOK REVIEW by DANNY JACOBS No, This Story Would be Mine KELLY S. THOMPSON’S Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the Forces 
[McClelland & Stewart, 2019]       After 60-odd pages of ostracization, verbal abuse, indignities, failures, and physical hardship, an eighteen-year-old Kelly Thompson experiences her first triumph while fieldstripping her weapon during … Continue reading Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Kelly S. Thompson