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September 13, 2013 — Martin Vaughn-James's The Cage and Jeet Heer's In Love with Art received shoutouts in Torontoist's daily Urban Planner feature, in advance of the double book launch we held at Revival in Toronto on September 13.

September 11, 2013 — In an interview with Open Book Toronto, poet Jon Paul Fiorentino discussed how the language of pedagogy inspired his latest poetry collection, Needs Improvement, and why the bookish life is the only one for him:

September 11, 2013 — Coinciding with the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, The Atlantic ran an excerpt from Jeet Heer's In Love with Art that details art director Françoise Mouly's creation of the now-iconic image of black-on-black Twin Towers that ran on the cover of the New Yorker's September 24, 2001, issue:

September 13, 2013 — Cultural commentator Jeet Heer spoke to the National Post's Dave Berry about his new book, In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman, which looks at the influence the current New Yorker art director has had on the comics medium:

September 11, 2013 — Tamara Faith Berger (Maidenhead, Little Cat) spoke with CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts)'s Savanna Scott Leslie about how writing porn has influenced her writing, and the themes of teenage passivity and sexual freedom explored in Maidenhead:

September 6, 2013 — In advance of his Montreal book launch for Needs Improvement, Jon Paul Fiorentino talked to the Forget the Box blog about his writing process and the inspiration behind his latest poetry collection:

What inspires you generally, and more specifically when it came to writing Needs Improvement?

September 4, 2013 — One of the books on the Toronto Review of Books' list of 'much-anticipated, curious, or simply thrilling' titles out this fall is Margaret Christakos's latest poetry collection Multitudes:

August 27, 2013 — Sarah Liss, whose community history of Toronto icon Will Munro Army of Lovers is now available in bookstores, took Hazlitt magazine's Emily M. Keeler on a tour of her 'totally fake, staged' bookshelves, for their Shelf Esteem feature:

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.