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The View from the Rear Window: A Different Wolf by Deborah-Anne Tunney

Deborah-Anne Tunney’s A Different Wolf pulls an audacious trick: analyzing Alfred Hitchcock’s films. This device’s inherent problem, though, is that film tends to outwardly describe characters’ journeys while writing often inwardly describes them. Tunney excels doing a bit of both, but in imbuing observations with the personal, she viscerally pulls in readers.

“to pause is to work out what remains”: footlights by Pearl Pirie

Pearl Pirie’s latest collection, footlights, shows us that poetic subjects are all around, and Pirie invites us to pause and drink them in.

Airing Out Ghosts: Locked in Different Alphabets by Doris Fiszer

Locked in Different Alphabets is Doris Fiszer’s first full-length collection of poetry, building on themes first developed in The Binders (Tree Press, 2016) and Sasanka (Wild Flower) (Bywords Publishing, 2018). The collection is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different departed member of the author’s family. The first, “My Brother George,” recalls often-painful childhood memories of her brother’s bullying, before abruptly moving far forward, when George has lost much of his life to ALS. The section experiments with almost onomatopoeic line and word breaks, the use of space and spacing adding movement and levity to uncomfortably serious confessional pieces:

Poet vs. Poet online: Leifso on the 2010 Lampman shortlist

Which came first: awards or great poetry? A chicken-and-egg review of the 2010 nominees for the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry Feature Review ~ Brenda Leifso   Blaine Marchand. The Craving of Knives. Ottawa: BuschekBooks, 2009 Susan McMaster. crossing arcs: alzheimer’s, my mother, and me. Windsor: Black Moss Press, 2009 Barbara Myers. Slide. Winnipeg: Signature […]

The best of our primitive hearts

Congratulations to Paul Tyler, author of A Short History of Forgetting (Gaspereau Press), winner of the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award A Short History of Our Future With Aliens ~Paul Tyler On the day the aliens come, I’ll still go into work; it’ll be all the talk at the office. It’s getting closer. What skills they’ll […]

Paul Tyler wins 2011 Lampman!

Congratulations to Paul Tyler, author of A Short History of Forgetting (Gaspereau Press) winner of the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award The Archibald Lampman Award is presented annually to an outstanding collection of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region. The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861—1899), one of […]