The Little Veggie That Could

Or might. the pet radish, shrunken is up for the Lampman. Winning book is announced this fall. The three finalists are: David Groulx, Wabi­goon River Poems (Neyaashi­inig­mi­ing, ON: Kege­donce Press, 2015) A fero­cious, eru­dite col­lec­tion cen­tred around an unflinch­ing epic poem, breath­tak­ing in its wide-rang­ing look at oppres­sion, rev­o­lu­tion, and sur­vival. Wabi­goon River Poems draws upon Indige­nous knowl­edge and tra­di­tions […]

Toronto Chapbook Launch

Words(on)Pages Chapbook spring launches, Toronto! April 20, 2016, 7-9pm, 6:30 door. That’s Upstairs at The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2L7 FB event page A triple launch: Brady Tighe’s debut chapbook, Bottling the Lead Singer of the Mountain Goats, Adam Zachary’s Bodies Vs. and Pearl Pirie’s An Ongoing Lack of Spontaneous Combustion,   An Ongoing Lack […]


Upcoming Events Sun, Dec 6, 2015, 7:30pm: Hamilton’s Lit Live Homegrown Hamilton at the Sky Dragon Centre, a pub/café at 27 King William St. Readers: Donna Langevin of The Laundress of Time (Aeolus Press, 2015), Jonathan Ball of John Paisz’s Crime Wave (University of Toronto, 2014), Pearl Pirie of the pet radish, shrunken (BookThug, 2015), […]

What works

How could you like that book? at NY Books Tim Parks says, although various authors are successful and competent, he cannot understand the attraction to some writing and how people commit to so many pages read. I buy a copy, and halfway through I toss it away, literally, at the wall, in intense irritation. How […]


Dang, and doing gender audit afterwards, almost all male. Drat. There are more photos of the day. You may all have seen the Ottawa small press photos I took. It’s all over again until next June. What new presses? What new titles? Which old friends will come again?