Tag Archives: literature

“Glitter-Dusted Revolution:” A Review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Book of Poetry Love Cake

I’ve been wanting to read something by, in her own words, “queer disabled Sri Lankan cis femme writer, performer, organizer and badass visionary healer” Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for quite some time, having heard about the awesome cultural work she’s been doing in … Continue reading

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Talking Sculptures, Sexy Sea Creatures, and Dinner with Your Ex: A Review of Plenitude’s Third Issue

The third issue of Plenitude certainly starts off on a high note: Vancouver writer and performance artist Amber Dawn’s short story “The Nevelson” is a brilliant, fantastical, cheeky, and funny piece of fiction.  Queer and feminist in the oddest and … Continue reading

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Exploring Emotionally Complex Landscapes: A Review of Farzana Doctor’s Stealing Nasreen

Stealing Nasreen is Torontonian author Farzana Doctor’s first novel, but the second book I’ve read by this interesting combination of psychotherapist and writer.  I read and reviewed Doctor’s Lambda award winning second novel, Six Metres of Pavement, last summer.  I … Continue reading

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Not Your Usual (Rural Canadian) Lesbian Romance about Women in Their 60s: A Review of Lois Cloarec Hart’s Walking the Labyrinth

BC-born and Calgary-based Lois Cloarec Hart’s novel Walking the Labyrinth is the first romance I’ve ever read.  As someone who usually reads so-called literary fiction (not that I don’t have more than a healthy amount of criticism of the standards by … Continue reading

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“The heart has never surfaced more queer”: A Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Poetry Collection Surge Narrows

I wish I had had queer poet Emilia Nielsen’s collection of poetry Surge Narrows when I was land-locked and stuck living in Onterrible (I say that with love, I promise).  Maybe it would have been too painful, though, to be reminded … Continue reading

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