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

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

Poetry Suite • 5 • by Elizabeth Tessier

MESH AND MYTH Poems on Relationship: A suite of ten poems by ELIZABETH TESSIER    Losing Face Given the blank face her husband got all the right numbers          but put them on the outside of the circle. He is himself        with certain absences so he begrudges her reminders but forgets                  to take the pill. Faced … Continue reading Poetry Suite • 5 • by Elizabeth Tessier

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