Quill and Quire

Poetry

By Karen Enns

The rural life of a Mennonite community in Southern Ontario forms the backdrop to Karen Enns’ debut collection. At once lush and spare – evidence of mentor Patrick Lane’s influence is very much apparent – ... Read More »

November 16, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Sharon McCartney

The title of Sharon McCartney’s latest collection is indicative of the poet’s ambivalence toward her main subjects – surviving breast cancer, undergoing the protracted illness and death of a sibling, and enduring the even slower ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Alice Major

Memory’s Daughter is former Edmonton poet laureate Alice Major’s eighth collection and the follow-up to her Pat Lowther Award–winning Office Tower Tales. The book’s 85 poems cover ground that will be familiar to Major’s readers: ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Fraser Sutherland

Taking its name from Philosophie des Als Ob, which Hans Vaihinger published in 1911, Fraser Sutherland’s latest poetry collection draws on the German philosopher’s notion of the unknowable nature of reality and the theory that ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Michael Lista

There aren’t many Canadian books of poetry that are anticipated with quite so much excitement as Michael Lista’s debut, which has been the talk of the town for some time. But the book outpaces the ... Read More »

August 30, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Suzanne Hancock

Cast from Bells is Montreal-based poet Suzanne Hancock’s second collection. In it, she blends historical poems about bells – their forging, their transformation into weaponry, and the melting down of those weapons to cast them ... Read More »

June 9, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry