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Tag Archives: poetry
“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
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
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
“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