Not in vain you’ve sent me light by Cora Cire (Guernica) Masses on Radar by David O’Meara (Coach House) Lullabies in the Real World by Meredith Quartermain (NeWest) finish this sentence by Leslie Roach Mawenzie House Deluge by Laila Chatti (Copper Canyon) Side effects may include strangers by Dominik Parisien (McGill Queens) And yet by […]

Poetry whir

Managing the Emotional Load of the Submission Process – guest post by Sherre Vernon Red Alder is open for subs. Frances Boyle’s poem was picked up by Best Canadian Poetry. Watch at Biblioasis on FB. Albert Dumont on being asked to be English poet laureate of Ottawa for the next 2 year term. I will […]

LCP shortlists

Lampert: Bertrand Bickersteth – The Response of Weeds (NeWest Press, 2020), Jillian Christmas – the gospel of breaking (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020), Valerie Mason-John – I Am Still Your Negro (University of Alberta Press, 2020), Bahar Orang – Where Things Touch (Book*hug Press, 2020), Tyler Pennock – Bones (Brick Books, 2020), and Natasha Ramoutar – Bittersweet (Mawenzi House, 2020) For Raymond Souster: Sadiqa de Meijer – The Outer Wards (Véhicule Press/Signal Poetry, 2020), Klara du Plessis – Hell […]

Links to not miss

Jamaal Jackson has a look at the future of spoken word in Ottawa at Apt613. Rising star to watch for? Shayan Saddiq. Future of small press Ottawa poetry at seen at Apt 613 by rob mclennan points at two thousand pages of the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater and calls for a literary book publisher to rise […]

Poetry: Go explore

Happy World Poetry Day! For the day, the Montreal Review of Books features poetry reviews by Robyn Fadden of The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate / Le premier coup de clairon pour réveiller les femmes immorales, by Rachel McCrum, Translated by Jonathan Lamy, I Am the Big Heart by Sarah Venart, Check by Sarah […]