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“Tell I the Truth:” Rachel Rose’s Marry & Burn

Many of you have likely heard of Cheryl Strayed, author of the hugely successful breakout memoir Wild. What you may not know is that she was also Sugar behind the column Dear Sugar on The Rumpus, and is also currently one of the Sugars on the podcast Dear Sugar, which offers advice and “radical empathy” to the “lost, lonely, and heartsick.” The Sugars often turn to writers to help address the problems letter writers bring forward, like figuring out whether to stay or to go, the boredom of motherhood, addictions, discussing faith and politics with family members, and dealing with infidelity. Rachel Rose’s 2015 collection Marry & Burn, which won the 2016 Pushcart prize, and was shortlisted for the 2016 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, would be just such a book to turn to.

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 […]