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Poetry

By Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke’s witty romp, Decline of the Animal Kingdom, helped her win the 2013 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers (when the selections were called Mule Variations). In her debut collection, she ruminates on ... Read More »

October 15, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry

By Don Coles

In the opening paragraph of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1729), from which Don Coles has drawn the title of his new poetry collection, William Law writes that “Devotion signifies a ... Read More »

June 25, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry

By Pearl Pirie

In her third poetry collection, Ottawa’s Pearl Pirie unleashes her deep curiosity about language. Writing on the BookThug blog, Pirie claims, “I like when the words in words are not the root word but are ... Read More »

April 6, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry

Sum

By Zachariah Wells

Zachariah Wells’s Sum opens with an epigraph from Fernando Pessoa that declares, “In the vast colony of our being there are many species of people, thinking and feeling differently.” At a glance, the formal eclecticism ... Read More »

April 6, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry

By Bruce Whiteman

The two latest offerings from McGill-Queen’s University Press’s Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series are both formalist musings about love. Bruce Whiteman is a full-time author, rare book specialist, and book reviewer (including for Q&Q). His latest ... Read More »

April 6, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry

By Sarah Tolmie

The two latest offerings from McGill-Queen’s University Press’s Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series are both formalist musings about love. Bruce Whiteman is a full-time author, rare book specialist, and book reviewer (including for Q&Q). His latest ... Read More »

April 6, 2015 | Filed under: Poetry