In response to the recent publication of No Rest for the Dead, a crime novel written piecemeal by twenty-six different authors, the National Post decided to try its hand at collective composition, albeit on a smaller scale.
For those of you who believe, as we do, that literature should be heard as well as read, check out our modest but exciting audiobook selection available through iambik, an online purveyor of adventurous independent titles, new and old.
Daniel Jones's debut, and sole, collection, The Brave Never Write Poetry, may have been woefully overlooked when it first came out in the mid '80s, but today, over a decade and a half after the poet's untimely death, there is a sudden resurgence of interest in his work.
In an interview with Open Book Toronto, Helen Guri discusses the experience of canoe-tripping from reading to reading with a group of six scrappy fellow poets. It's an experience that, for Guri, changes the way one views one's craft, and it helps writers to overcome the anxieties associated with public readings.
Writing in the journal Canadian Literature, Janet Neigh discusses the cacophony of themes and characters that populate Susan Holbrook's Joy Is So Exhausting, a collection that is equally concerned with literary history as it is with small-scae domestic affections. Joy Is So Exhausting came out in 2009:
Canadian Literature's Crystal Hurdle reviews Cordelia Strube's Lemon, focussing on the work's eponymous teenage protagonist whose cynical insights breath new life into the genre of high school melodrama. Lemon came out in 2009:
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.
Join us for an evening of outstanding readings at Unnameable Books with Ken Sparling (This Poem is a House), Rebecca Schiff (The Bed Moved), Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir) and John Domini (Movieola!).
We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
The Toronto Star's Lauren Pelley wrote a preview of Closer, which features an interview with Sarah that touches on sex-ed, yoni massages, and her predictions for society's evolving view of female sexuality.
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