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Brecken Hancock is the July WIR at Open Book: Toronto

Open Book: Toronto serves as a hub for all things local and literary year round. They keep you updated on book news, entertain you with videos and photos, and keep you informed about upcoming literary events in and around Toronto.

Every month, Open Book: Toronto features a new Writer-In-Residence who keeps a regular blog and is available to answer your questions.

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Geist Magazine is touched by bpNichol's poetry

By Jill Mandrake
Geist Magazine
September 1 2013

This review is available in issue 90 of Geist Magazine (Fall 2013).

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12 or 20 Questions with Brecken Hancock

By Rob McLennan
rob mclennan's blog
June 13 2014

Brecken Hancock’s poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Lemon HoundThe Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, and Studies in Canadian Literature. She is Reviews Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine and Interviews Editor for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Her first book of poems, Broom Broom, is out with Coach House Books. She lives in Ottawa.

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Lemon Hound thoughtfully reflects on 'Needs Improvement' and what it means to be a poet

By Daniel Zomparelli
Lemon Hound
June 9 2014

What is it to press against the norm? To push back against the bullies using language, to be the Steve Urkels of society? In Jon Paul Fiorentino’s sixth collection, he sets out to deconstruct the language of pedagogy and what it means to “not fit in.”

To get a better understanding of the work, I interviewed JPF via Twitter. For the full interview, including what sandwich he ate that day, check out the hashtag #JPFneedsimprovement (special guest heckling during the interview include Mike Spry, Julie Mannell, Jason Christie and Dina Del Bucchia).

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The Puritan studies 'Indexical Elegies'

By Jesse Eckerlin
The Puritan
May 8 2014

Jon Paul Fiorentino takes his Post-Prairie fascinations, smart-ass inclinations, and pharmaceutically-impaired hipster stand-ins down a decidedly more somber path in his latest collection of poetry, Indexical Elegies.

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The Boston Review features Sina Queyras' MxT for National Poetry Month

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.

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The Town Crier interviews Jordan and Scott: "Earth in the Books"

By Jillian Harkness
The Town Crier
February 9 2104

Jillian Harkness’s interview with Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott (on their latest collaboration, Decomp) will appear in The Puritan, Issue 24: Winter 2014.

For the wanderer doesn’t bring back from the mountainside
to the valley a handful of earth, unsayable to everyone, but
rather a word gained, a pure word, the yellow and blue
gentian.

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The Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog is down with DOWN

DESIRE TO BE/IN PROXIMITY/TO OKAYNESS: On Sarah Dowling’s DOWN by Divya Victor

In which Divya talks about reading DOWN & Sarah Dowling talks about making DOWN, and it is absolutely fantastic. You can get down with DOWN too by reading the article here.

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Steve McCaffery's CARNIVAL panels featured on Slate

Kristin Hohenadel's Slate article, "Striking Designs From the World’s Typewriter Artists," features the first and second panels by the ground-breaking typewriter concrete poetry book by Canadian icon, Steve McCaffery. Not only that, the article describes these panels as "among the most significant pieces of typewriter art ever produced."

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