Quill and Quire

By John MacKenzie

In his second collection of poetry, Shaken by Physics, East Coast writer John MacKenzie employs the language of science, religion, philosophy, and grammar to shake up our understanding of the landscapes we occupy and that ... Read More »

January 12, 2004 | Filed under: Poetry

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