Quill and Quire

Poetry

By Jonathan Bennett

There’s nothing terribly civil about the title poem in Jonathan Bennett’s second collection, which describes a political protest that tumbles headlong into anarchic violence when the “blunt harm of a brick” is thrown at riot ... Read More »

March 21, 2011 | Filed under: Poetry

By Don Coles

Where We Might Have Been is Don Coles’s 10th collection of poetry. It follows the 2000 collection Kurgan, which won the Trillium Book Award, and marks the climax of a singular reign as one of ... Read More »

January 25, 2011 | Filed under: Poetry

By Clea Roberts

There is something about the bleakness and epic geographical scale of the Canadian North that arrests the collective imagination – something to do with our romanticized notions of survival in inhospitable climes, our respect (though ... Read More »

November 16, 2010 | Filed under: Poetry

By Jon Paul Fiorentino

In a book of short stories, a novel, and a handful of poetry collections over the past decade or so, Montreal writer, editor, and publisher Jon Paul Fiorentino has embraced and celebrated his anxieties, nervous ... Read More »

November 16, 2010 | Filed under: 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