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Open Book Toronto's James Lindsay sat down with Ken Sparling to discuss This Poem is a House, the jump from prose to poems, spirituality, and how much he loves Derek McCormack. Check out the interview here.  

Check out Fatima Syed's contribution to Subdivided, a chapter on a mosque in Mississauga, and how the proposal doesn’t just mean negotiation planning, but notions of race, religion, and identity. Fatima's chapter was featured as an excerpt in Torontoist

Jay Pitter spoke to the Globe & Mail's Alex Bozikovic about erasing the 'spatial shame' surrounding social housing, the subject of her essay in Subdivided

Read the full article here!

Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.

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 Amazon.com’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.

If you liked The Ward book you will love The Ward musical! JUNO Award-winning Toronto musician, composer and producer David Buchbinder is collaborating with The Ward’s editors and a crew of stellar musicians including Andrew Craig and Michael Occhipinti to bring to life the “Songs and Sounds of a Lost Toronto Neighbourhood.”

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. 

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!

Mo' poetry, fewer problems, are we right? That's why for the month of April, we're offering a Poetry Month Bundle, which lets you select any three (print) poetry titles for $45. Need to get inspired about which titles to choose? Browse our offerings.