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If you grew up in the 70s and 80s then you likely rocked out to Hamilton’s own Teenage Head. And now for the first time you can read about the music, the fun and the damage in Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, by Geoff Pevere. Geoff and legendary rocker Gord Lewis joined the CH Morning Live team on May 8 to talk about the book and the band, and it's not to be missed!

May 1, 2014 — Congratulations to Matthew Heiti, author of The City Still Breathing, who was named the recipient of the Sudbury Arts Council Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist. Read more about the award and the ceremony on NorthernLife.ca.

April 27, 2014 — In a fitting conclusion to National Poetry Month, poet Jonathan Ball (The Politics of Knives , Clockfire ) was been awarded the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer by the Manitoba Book Awards!

April 28, 2014 — Our congratulations to poet derek beaulieu (with wax), who's been named the 2014-16 Calgary Poet Laureate!

Throughout April, The Boston Review has been been featuring a poem a day in honour of National Poetry Month.

The penultimate poem for the month is none other than Sina Queyras' "Manual for Remembering," from her groundbreaking new collection, MxT. You can read the poem here.

Geoff Pevere, author of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, has curated a playlist of sixteen songs containing essential tracks by Teenage Head as well as by bands that influenced their high-energy style. Read Geoff's annotations while you listen and (re)discover how Teenage Head is 'capable of sweetening and shredding your eardrums at the same time.'

The Puritan conducted a fascinating interview with Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott about their utterly unique collection, Decomp. You can read the interview here.

The Boston Review is publishing a poem everyday for National Poetry Month.

Today shared sonnets from Ken Babstock's forthcoming poetry collection, ON MALICE, which we'll be publishing this Fall. You can see the sonnets here.

Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement has been nominated for an Expozine Alternative Press Award in the English Book category! Congratulations Jon Paul.

You can see the full list of nominees and learn more about the award here. The winners will be announced April 24, 2014.

In honour of National Poetry Month, The Globe & Mail has been featuring poems from this season's "most exciting new collections." Included in these featured poems is Brecken Hancock's "Winter, Frontal Lobe," from her powerful debut collection, Broom Broom.

You can see the poem here.