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

Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #2 by SAMITA NANDY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       Celebrity Cultures in Canada is a fascinating essay collection that sheds light on the production, distribution, and reception of celebrities in historical and contemporary contexts of Canada. Although the nation can be … Continue reading Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #1 by BRENNA CLARKE GRAY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       In his Souvenir of Canada series, Douglas Coupland makes a compelling case for a Canadian identity that is rooted in the experience of “secret handshakes,” those shared moments of … Continue reading Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEWS INTRODUCTION BY SHANE NEILSON Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       As a critic, I appreciate improvisational structure and I try to invent small variations on the traditional essay format – mainly at the conceptual level. In answer to the question, … Continue reading Review: Shane Neilson / Katja Lee & Lorraine York