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“The good thing about pen and words”: A Review of Shani Mootoo’s Poetry Collection THE PREDICAMENT OF OR

I count Shani Mootoo as one of Canada’s most gifted writers, her first novel Cereus Blooms at Night being one of the first queer books I read after coming out and still one of my favourite books of all time. … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Fall Book Releases to Be Excited About

Fall! The leaves are turning colours and everyone is going back to school (well, I am, at least). Fall is also an especially awesome time for book lovers because so. many. books are released in this lovely season. Here are … Continue reading

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Trish Salah’s Poetry Collection WANTING IN ARABIC: Why to Read It, and How

Have you ever read something that felt too smart for you? Winnipeg-based writer Trish Salah’s poetry collection Wanting In Arabic was like that for me, especially when I first picked it up. I’ve actually had quite a few unsuccessful starts … Continue reading

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“Ink on paper, picking up trails”: A Review of Beth Brant’s MOHAWK TRAIL

If you’ve never heard of Beth Brant (Degonwadonti), that’s a damn shame.   I mean, she’s one of the founding grandmothers of lesbian writing in English, of Native lesbian writers, and women of colour writers.  Shame on me for not reading … Continue reading

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“a rust-belt affection for the way things flew apart”: A Review of Dani Couture’s Poetry Collection YAW

It only seems fitting that my review of this sparse, short book follows in the same tradition, so I don’t think I’ll be writing much about Toronto-based Dani Couture’s 57-page collection of poetry YAW.  But don’t take that to mean I … Continue reading

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Daphne Marlatt to be Awarded Lifetime Acheivement Award Tonight in Vancouver

Daphne Marlatt is a true Canadian queer feminist legend, and she’s getting the recognition she deserves tonight at the Vancouver public library, where she’ll be honoured with the George Woodcock Lifetime Acheivement Award.  This award is given to British Columbia … Continue reading

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