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: Bassnett / Dennis / Haysom / Parisien

BOOK REVIEWS by MADELINE BASSNETT LAYERED TRANSFORMATIONS: LONDON REVIEWS OTTAWA MICHAEL DENNIS’ Bad Engine: New + Selected Poems [Vancouver: Anvil, 2017, $28.00] JENNY HAYSOM’S Dividing the Wayside [Kingsville: Palimpsest, 2018, SALE PRICE: $15.16] DOMINIK PARISIEN’S We, Old Young Ones [Victoria: Frog Hollow, 2019, $14.00] If Ottawa poets Michael Dennis, Jenny Haysom, and Dominik Parisien are … Continue reading Book Reviews: Bassnett / Dennis / Haysom / Parisien

Book Reviews: Cowper / Kidd / LeBlanc / McKay

BOOK REVIEWS by DANIEL COWPER ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: BOWEN ISLAND REVIEWS CALGARY MONICA KIDD’S Chance Encounters with Wild Animals [Kentville: Gaspereau Press, 2019. $21.95] AMY LeBLANC’S I Know Something You Don’t Know [Guelph: Gordon Hill Press, 2020. $20.00] STUART IAN MCKAY’S even the idea of maya is maya [Victoria: Frog Hollow Press, 2019. $15.00] In addition … Continue reading Book Reviews: Cowper / Kidd / LeBlanc / McKay

Book Reviews: Palmu / Cowper / Chafe

BOOK REVIEWS by BRIAN PALMU DANIEL COWPER’S Grotesque Tenderness 
[McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. $17.95] AIDAN CHAFE’S Short Histories of Light 
[McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018. $16.95] The line “Is the eternal / world a city or wood? I ask myself / that often” appears in “Cinematheque”, a poem from Daniel Cowper’s first trade collection, Grotesque Tenderness. … Continue reading Book Reviews: Palmu / Cowper / Chafe

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