A round of applause for Andy McGuire, who after a well-fought battle of words, won the first-ever Poetry Games against the other IFOA authors on November 1st! Andy's prize includes the chance to read at the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing in March.
Helen Hajnoczky, author of the forthcoming poetry book, Magyarázni, chatted with Touch the Donkey about an excerpt, from that project, "Four Poems from Bloom and Martyr," writing practices, cultural identity and poetic influence.
All Lit Up's Lisa de Nikolits chatted with Andrew Battershill about his debut novel, Pillow, as part of a multi-part interview series with 'Emerging Canadian Writers.' They talk theme, French Surrealism, and the magic of reading.
Everyone has heard the news and it’s inspired the same bookish panic in all of us. A strike is brewing in the hearts, minds and on contract negotiation tables of Canadian postal workers. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, the town criers have been using words like ‘looming,’ which has us a little worried. But we’re forging on the only way we know how – a massive ebook sale! For the month of July, all of our ebooks will be 25% off.
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.
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.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.