Tag Archives: Book Review

Bisexuality, Witches, and Relationships: A Nostalgic Review of Meags Fitzgerald’s Graphic Memoir LONG RED HAIR

It may be impossible for me to review Montreal-based artist, illustrator, graphic novelist, and animator Meags Fitzgerald’s graphic memoir Long Red Hair with any sense of how this book might affect people other than me, or people very similar to … Continue reading

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“a lush firecracker in the dark”: A Review of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature is certainly a unique anthology.  As the editors Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti point out in the introduction, it’s only the second anthology of LGBTQ2 Native literature ever … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Black, Fantasy, Fiction, Indigenous, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Feminine | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

“go explode the whole known world”: A Review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Poetry Collection Bodymap

If you’ve never read anything by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, you probably have no idea how much of a real treat you’re in for when you pick her latest poetry collection, Bodymap.  It’s her strongest set of poetry yet.  Lyrically these are … Continue reading

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Gorgeous, Twisted, and Erotic: A Review of Fist of the Spider Woman, Edited by Amber Dawn

Gorgeous, twisted, and erotic: it’s a strange but tantalizing combination that is the collection Fist of the Spider Woman.  Edited by the ever-fabulous Vancouver-based writer, filmmaker, and performance artist Amber Dawn, this book of “tales of fear and queer desire” … Continue reading

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A Review of Farzana Doctor’s Six Metres of Pavement: A Moving Novel about Chosen Family

I bought and started reading Farzana Doctor’s second novel Six Metres of Pavement with specific and high expectations: not only has it just been shortlisted for the 2012 Toronto Book award, it was named one of Now Magazine’s top ten books … Continue reading

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Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night: A Visceral, Sensual, and Compassionate Novel

A few months ago when I reviewed Shani Mootoo’s most recent novel, Valmiki’s Daughter, I prefaced the review with an admission that I already loved Mootoo’s writing before I even started the book.  It was her first novel, Cereus Blooms … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Caribbean, Fiction, Lesbian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, South Asian, Transgender | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Glimpse into a Different Kind of Queerness: A Review of Jane Rule’s Novel Memory Board

Jane Rule’s 1987 Memory Board was recommended to me as the novel I should start with when approaching this Canadian lesbian writing legend who passed away in 2007.  I followed the advice of the professors who gave me a quick … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Daphne Marlatt, Fiction, Jane Rule, Lesbian, Queer, Vancouver | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments