Quill and Quire

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 Guy Gavriel Kay

Canny readers can be forgiven for being suspicious of a slim collection of poetry from a successful mainstream novelist in mid-career. Such books are usually either vanity projects, efforts of a publisher to please (and ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Keith Garebian

On the night I should have started reading Keith Garebian’s first collection of poetry, Reservoir of Ancestors, I instead went to see Ararat, the film by Atom Egoyan about the Armenian genocide in Turkey (1915-1917). ... Read More »

November 25, 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