Tag Archives: Canadian

A Collection at Once Tough and Tender: A Review of Kristyn Dunnion’s The Dirt Chronicles

In The Dirt Chronicles, Kristyn Dunnion writes brilliant, moving stories about a diverse crowd: anarchist punks, dumpster-diving freegans, a First Nations lesbian teenager, queer brown kids in foster care, trans sex workers, middle-aged ostensibly straight men with intense homoerotic cross-cultural … Continue reading

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Reimagining Queer Canadian Women’s Herstory: A Review of Daphne Marlatt’s Novel Ana Historic

For a viscerally experimental and gorgeously postmodern glimpse at queer Canadian women’s herstory, there is no better place to look than Daphne Marlatt’s 1988 novel Ana Historic.  I say postmodern and experimental because the novel undoubtedly is, but this is … Continue reading

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For Anyone with a Gender: A Review of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, Edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman

Edited by the impressive team of Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman—an adorable married couple (see photo below)—the collection Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme (2011) certainly does live up to its name.  It’s refreshing to see an anthology reflect … Continue reading

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Welcome to Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian! Also, a review of Amber Dawn’s novel Sub Rosa

Hello readers! Welcome to the first of many posts on my blog, featuring reviews of and news about books by and about queer Canadian women.  If you’d like to know more about this site, see About This Blog; if you’d … Continue reading

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