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 […]
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 […]
If you want to take a poetry workshop in January, we’re almost full but there’s room for 1 more, might be room for 2. Deep reads, challenges, and chapbook making. I week left to register.
Should poetry be a non-count noun? When it is a thing? There’s a poem. There, say. But it rarely being finished, when it is radically, substantially edited, when is it a second thing? When it becomes a story it ceases being a poem, probably. A book is a thing. It may be made of poems. How […]
Today at 7 PM At Pour Boy – 495 Somerset St W Ottawa 495 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5J7 The Sawdust Reading Series is so excited to present Pearl Pirie and our newest contest winner, Robin McLachlen. Come out for a fantastic night of poetry, food, and great company. Don’t forget your poems […]
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), […]
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?