Quill and Quire


By Megan Gail Coles

Satched – a slang word for drunk, soaking wet, or weighed down – perfectly captures the tone of this confessional work by Megan Gail Coles, a 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist turning her hand this ... Read More »

September 1, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Tara Borin

In their debut collections, Tara Borin and Molly Cross-Blanchard both profess the longing and desire of relationships. While Borin connects their poems’ characters – whether dead or alive, human or animal – with location and ... Read More »

April 8, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Evie Christie

Rob Winger’s It Doesn’t Matter What We Meant and Evie Christie’s Mere Extinction are the latest contributions to a genre I’m calling GTA pastoral. Each offers lyric meditations on a gritty urban present populated by, ... Read More »

April 5, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Natasha Ramoutar

Indo-Guyanese Canadian Natasha Ramoutar’s debut collection of poems charts paths through diasporas and ends in a celebratory uplifting of Toronto suburb Scarborough, the final destination on this journey. With an especially skilled use of internal ... Read More »

January 25, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood captures the tone of her latest collection in the title poem, when she writes, “Don’t think this is morbid. / It’s just reality.” “Dearly” best encapsulates the poet’s musings on time as an ... Read More »

January 18, 2021 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews