A Poem • Jenn Carson

by JENN CARSON Bow and arrow My eldest son rolls with meon the kitchen’s hardwood floorand I pull him into a bow and arrow choke start to squeeze for the submissionand he groans and giggleshey it’s like being cuddledand then oh no!—eyes widenhe gags—we let golaugh and untangle limbs I roll onto my shouldersstack myself … Continue reading A Poem • Jenn Carson

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