Book Reviews: Rubin / Walsh / Nason / Clarke

BOOK REVIEWS by TAMAR RUBINPORTRAITS:VEGETABLE, ANIMAL AND MUSICAL WINNIPEG REVIEWSFREDERICTON, CALGARY, & HALIFAX MATTHEW WALSH’SThese are not the potatoes of my youth[Fredericton: icehouse poetry – Goose Lane Editions, 2019. $19.95] JIM NASON’SRooster, Dog, Crow[Calgary: Frontenac House Poetry, 2018. $19.95] GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE’SPortia White: A Portrait in Words[Halifax: Nimbus Publishing House Poetry, 2019. $21.95] Mathew Walsh … Continue reading Book Reviews: Rubin / Walsh / Nason / Clarke

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