Book Review: Robert Colman / Tamar Rubin

BOOK REVIEWby ROBERT COLMAN POETRYNEWMARKET REVIEWS WINNIPEG TAMAR RUBIN’STablet Fragments[Winnipeg: Signature Editions, 2020, $17.95] Most of my favourite lyric poetry involves poems that propose broad but endlessly relevant questions. E.g., What do we carry with us of our years of experience? How do we witness our lives and of those who touch us? And how … Continue reading Book Review: Robert Colman / Tamar Rubin

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

Review • Jeffery Donaldson / Shane Neilson

BOOK REVIEW by JEFFERY DONALDSON Shane Neilson’s Poker Face: The Manifesto of Fervourism The Manifesto of Fervourism  by Shane Neilson 
[A Ryga Chapbook, Okanagan College, 2015.]  From HA&L issue 8.2 Shane Neilson’s The Manifesto of Fervourism left me with one preoccupying question: At what point does a poker face become a form of disguised tongue-in-cheek? In short, … Continue reading Review • Jeffery Donaldson / Shane Neilson

Reading at The Secret Handshake this Sunday, Danny Jacobs’s review of Players, and an upcoming interview with Michael Prior

Originally posted on John Nyman:
Hi everyone, It’s been a while since my last update! Over the last few months I’ve spent time in London (the real one), Beirut, New York City, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and I have certainly brought back some stories. At Cornell I had the opportunity to talk… Continue reading Reading at The Secret Handshake this Sunday, Danny Jacobs’s review of Players, and an upcoming interview with Michael Prior

The Shadow Project, 2016 • Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Shadow Project, 2016 YOU ME GALLERY On August 6 and 9, 1945, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The blasts destroyed the cities and killed over 200,000 citizens. People were instantly vaporized. In cooperation with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) you are invited to take part in this year’s … Continue reading The Shadow Project, 2016 • Hiroshima and Nagasaki