Quill and Quire

By Bruce Meyer

As a literary critic, lecturer, and author, Dr. Bruce Meyer is well known for his expertise on the “Great Books” in the Western literary canon. In many ways, The Spirit Bride, Meyer’s fifth collection of ... Read More »

January 7, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Sue Sinclair

In Mortal Arguments, transplanted Newfoundland poet Sue Sinclair widens her poetic vision to embrace the whole span of human existence – from birth to death. These poems dwell more on questions and images of mortality, ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Joe Denham

Flux, the debut collection from Vancouver poet Joe Denham, is written in the roughly hewn cadences of work and pain, an all-pervading awareness of mortality, and a quiet sense of the sacred. The opening sequence of ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

By Margaret Avison

With her latest poetry collection, Concrete and Wild Carrot, 84-year-old Margaret Avison has once again proven she is a poet who should not be marginalized or forgotten. The poems here are deceptively accessible but open ... Read More »

December 1, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Susan Manchester

With concrete imagery painted over punchy verse, Pouring Small Fire resembles a collection of nature photographs capturing memorable scenes. Poet and English teacher Susan Manchester writes how “the mist still paused” and “rude oaks laugh ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Tim Lilburn

In an interview with Shawna Lemay in Where the Words Come From: Canadian Poets in Conversation, Tim Lilburn expressed an interest in “the interior of the poem,” a place where the writing is governed by ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Anne Simpson

Loop is East Coast poet and novelist Anne Simpson’s second book of poetry. Her first, Light Falls Through You, was the winner of both the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the 2001 League of Canadian Poets’ ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Alison Pick

What is the answer?” No answer came. She laughed and said, “In that case what is the question?” (Gertrude Stein) In her debut poetry collection, Question & Answer, Alison Pick takes up Gertrude Stein’s challenge, ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry