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Poetry

By Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee's debut poetry collection covers familiar territory for the B.C. writer. Her book of stories, 2002’s Dead Girls, won accolades for its unflinching depictions of eroticism, violence against women, and the nature of innocence; ... Read More »

April 13, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Kyla Jamieson

Kyla Jamieson’s debut poetry collection traces the ways trauma manifests within and outside the body. In so doing, the book acts as a mirror onto a world some are unwilling to acknowledge. In “5 Parts ... Read More »

April 9, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By A.F. Moritz

Toronto poet laureate A.F. Moritz’s latest collection, As Far As You Know, is a symposium on mortality and meaning, and yet another opportunity to showcase the poet as master craftsman. Moritz’s poetry acts as transcendence ... Read More »

March 30, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews

By Irfan Ali

Irfan Ali Brick Books A lot of 21st-century English-language poetry has been marked by an irreverent and implicitly self-absolving stance toward truth and meaning. What stands out about the poems in Irfan Ali’s debut collection ... Read More »

March 26, 2020 | Filed under: Poetry, Reviews