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Poetry

By Aidan Chafe

Aidan Chafe’s Short Histories of Light is a largely autobiographical debut that looks at trauma, addiction, religion, migration, and myth. A key preoccupation of this book is the institutions that shape our lives – whether ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Mikko Harvey

Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit is Brooklyn-based Mikko Harvey’s first collection of poems, but his curriculum vitae is already impressive: pieces in many distinguished magazines, grants from the usual places, and residencies at smart locations including the ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Robin Richardson

Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit is Brooklyn-based Mikko Harvey’s first collection of poems, but his curriculum vitae is already impressive: pieces in many distinguished magazines, grants from the usual places, and residencies at smart locations including the ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Dave Margoshes

Dave Margoshes’s sixth volume of poetry confirms him as a poet who translates life experiences into sensitive commentaries on the deep structures of humanity. In this instance, his focus is on family and death. Coupled ... Read More »

April 9, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Laura Ritland

The conjunction in the title of Laura Ritland’s exceptional debut testifies to the poet’s comfort with amplitude. Ritland eschews the forced decision in “east or west” in favour of inclusion and breadth. Accordingly, the poems ... Read More »

April 5, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry

By Jeramy Dodds

Spencer Gordon’s debut book of poetry, Cruise Missile Liberals, opens with the speaker admiring an X-ray’s clarity of purpose, and closes with a desire to be like the enduring trees, which never need a “wake ... Read More »

January 8, 2018 | Filed under: Poetry