Nick Thurston's Of the Subcontract, Or Principles of Poetic Right is a collection of poems about computational capitalism, each of which was written by an underpaid worker subcontracted through’s Mechanical Turk service.

Originally published in print by Information as Material in the UK, it's now available through Coach House as an ebook, for just $5.

Christian Bök spoke about his Xenotext project of enciphering a poem into a bacterium on CBC Radio's Ideas program recently. Listen to the full episode online now!

We are sending out hearty congratulations to David O'Meara who won the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award on April 26. The 2016 Awards Presentation was held in the Arts Court Theatre and artists from the theatre, literary, music and visual arts community received various honours. 

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We've got fifteen questions to get your Fifteen Dogs book club or reading discussion going!

If you've always wanted to hear André Alexis bring the dog language and poetry in Fifteen Dogs to life, we've got good news: the audiobook version of the Giller-winning novel is now available, read by the author himself!

Purchase the audiobook format now!


Shawn Micallef discusses The Trouble with Brunch and other urban concerns as a part of the University of Toronto's Spring Reunion series of events.

Apparently, brunch will be served, but it's not yet clear whether the author will partake.


Join editor John Lorinc and contributor Fatima Syed of Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity as they take part in the 2016 Cycle on The Reading Line:Books on Bathurst event taking place on May 28, 2016 along a section of Bathurst Street in downtown Toronto.