Steven Heighton made us better, as publishers, as people.
Award-winning poet and writer Steven Heighton has died. He was 60.
When he set off in 2019 for an artist’s residency in Prince Rupert, B.C., Jon Claytor packed his paints and canvases, but he soon found himself scribbling line drawings on his tablet to record his cross-country travels. Those collected reflections became Take the Long Way Home, published this month by Conundrum Press.
Completed in 2020, Luschiim’s Plants was released in September 2021 by Harbour Publishing. By December, it sold out, and it is now in its second printing.
Rebel paints a searing portrait of Rahaf Mohammed’s childhood, outlining how everything changed for her when she turned seven and was no longer afforded any of the same freedoms her brothers took for granted because of the oppressive interpretation of Islam that her family followed.
House of Anansi Press announced Wednesday that Leigh Nash will join as publisher next month.