Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Richard Gavin

BOOK REVIEWby DANNY JACOBS CHTHONIC TRANSCENDENCENEW BRUNSWICK REVIEWS ONTARIO RICHARD GAVIN’SGrotesquerie[Pickering: Undertow Publications, 2020, $20.Cover Art: Mike Davis.] Descents In a recent interview, Richard Gavin discussed the importance of “katabasis” to his work – an ancient Greek concept that suggests a journey downward, often to the underworld. Grotesquerie, Gavin’s latest collection of dark fiction, draws … Continue reading Book Review: Danny Jacobs / Richard Gavin

Book Review: Richard Van Holst / Chad Norman

BOOK REVIEW by RICHARD VAN HOLST SQUALL: POEMS IN THE VOICE OF MARY SHELLEY ANCASTER, ONTARIO REVIEWS TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley by CHAD NORMAN [Hamilton: Guernica Editions, 2020, $20.00. Illustrations by judith S bauer.] Chad Norman, a Canadian poet from Truro, Nova Scotia, has been publishing poetry since … Continue reading Book Review: Richard Van Holst / Chad Norman

Book Review: Aidan Chafe / Robert Colman

BOOK REVIEW by AIDAN CHAFE ROBERT COLMAN’S DEMOCRATICALLY APPLIED MACHINE BURNABY REVIEWS NEWMARKET Democratically Applied Machine by ROBERT COLMAN [Windsor: Palimpsest Press, 2020, SALE: $15.16]   In his third collection of poems, Democratically Applied Machine, Robert Colman explores industrial and domestic landscapes, as well as his personal identity, amid his father’s onset of Alzheimer’s dementia. … Continue reading Book Review: Aidan Chafe / Robert Colman

Book Reviews: Nyman / Leslie / Walsh / bissett

BOOK REVIEWS by JOHN NYMAN ACROSS TIME, STYLE, AND GENRE, VIA VANCOUVER ALEX LESLIE’S Vancouver for Beginners [Toronto: Book*hug Press, 2019, $12.99 – $21.00] MATTHEW WALSH’S These are not the potatoes of my youth [Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions • icehouse poetry, 2019, $19.95] bill bissett’s breth / th treez uv lunaria: selektid rare n nu … Continue reading Book Reviews: Nyman / Leslie / Walsh / bissett

Book Reviews: Barwin / Gwathmey / Bunting / M. Travis Lane

BOOK REVIEWS by GARY BARWIN FOLKTALES, TREES AND EMPTY BOWLS: HAMILTON REVIEWS NEW BRUNSWICK MATTHEW GWATHMEY’S Our Latest in Folktales [Brick Books, 2019, $20.00] SANDRA BUNTING’S Identified in Trees [Marram Press, 2015, $14.99] M. TRAVIS LANE’S A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl [Palimpsest Press, 2019, SALE: $15.16] Matthew Gwathmey’s first book, Our Latest in … Continue reading Book Reviews: Barwin / Gwathmey / Bunting / M. Travis Lane

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