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Website Forget the Box previewed the Montreal launch of Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement with a part-review / part-interview. An excerpt follow. Read the full review for all the Fiorentino conversational goodness at Forget the Box:

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September 3, 2013 — Jon Paul Fiorentino, whose latest poetry collection Needs Improvement asks readers to reconsider our engagement with received information and the education system, takes over the National Post's Afterword blog this week as guest editor.

August 31, 2013 — The Salon fall books guide of the Saint John Telegraph Journal has a sneak peek at Matthew Heiti's The City Still Breathing, a northern gothic noir:

A graduate of University of New Brunswick’s MA creative writing program, Matthew Heiti has received a Short Grain
Fiction Prize and was co-nominated for a best original

August 30, 2013 — Tamara Faith Berger, author of Little Cat and Maidenhead sat down with Joyland's Emily Schultz to talk about Maidenhead's teenage protagonist, motherhood, and her biopic script about a Canadian new wave icon.

September 2, 2013 — 'I was very well-hidden in plain sight,' Françoise Mouly says of her role in the world of comics. The influential artist and New Yorker art director is the subject of a new book by Jeet Heer, In Love with Art, featured in the September 9 issue of Maclean's:

The September 2 issue of Publishers Weekly includes a starred review for Martin Vaughn-James's graphic novel cult classic The Cage, published by Coach House this fall:

'It is a masterpiece, demonstrating a level of skill and insight very few have even aspired to in the nearly 40 years since its initial publication ... this work is strongly recommended for every true fan of the graphic arts.'

August 20, 2013 — Jonathan Ball recently spoke with the Toronto Review of Books' John Wisniewski about his earliest writing, his influences, the improbable plays of Clockfire and the politics of narrative:

Toronto Review of Books: The Politics of Knives compares words and violence. Is there violence in words?

August 16, 2013 — The Town Crier, the online supplement to The Puritan magazine, shares some sultry reads for these dog days of summer, including two books we never thought we'd see reviewed alongside one another: Patrick Cummins and Shawn Micallef's photographic love letter to Toronto, Full Frontal T.O. (recently shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards) and horror-poet Jonathan Ball's

August 16, 2013 — Over on the THIN AIR: Winnipeg International Writers Festival blog, Coach House Books publicist Evan Munday shares some of the decision-making that went into the marketing and publicity plan for Jon Paul Fiorentino's forthcoming poetry collection Needs Improvement and the creative process behind its nostalgic dreamscape of a book trailer,

August 15, 2013 – Full Frontal T.O.: Exploring Toronto's Architectural Vernacular, with photographs by Patrick Cummins and text by Shawn Micallef, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Toronto Book Awards. The awards, presented by the City of Toronto, honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of the city.