David Seymour has again collaborated with filmmaker Jeremy Munce to make another stunning book trailer based on Seymour's poem 'Super Slo-Mo.' 'Super Slo-Mo' is just one of the featured poems in the acclaimed collection For Display Purposes Only. As with their previous short film, 'Eyewitness Testimony,' it stars a number of Canadian poets and novelists.
Poet is first subject in new video series, Shelf Exposure, Julie Wilson
Canadian book website and destination 49th Shelf, with the help of Julie Wilson, the Book Madam, has started up a new video series Shelf Exposure that looks at authors' personal libraries. In their own words, 'Shelf Exposure invites writers to take a closer look at their bookshelves and to present us with a short list of titles based on a theme of their choosing.'
Video from a TINARS event celebrating the launch of Probably Inevitable
Did you miss out on The Lyric in Real Time, TINARS event for Matthew Tierney's science-minded poetry collection Probably Inevitable — or do you just feel like travelling back in time to relive it? We've got video from the mind-expanding discussion between Matthew and poet Ken Babstock, with thought-provoking commentary on perceptions of time by author Claudia Hammond.
On April 16 and 17, 2010, University at Albany, SUNY held an interdisciplinary graduate conference called 'Turning On Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text.'
Rachel Zolf attended as the keynote poet gave a reading from her book Neighbour Procedure. The good people at Barzakh, the university English department's journal, made a video recording and have made the full reading available online.
The Globe and Mail recently posted a short documentary by Anne-Marie Jackson that looks inside the Coach House and features interviews with a few guests during the Wayzgoose party a few weeks ago. Watch Stan operate a linotype, watch revelers at the Wayzgoose, hear Claudia Dey talk about the press -- and much more!
We’re delighted to announce that Howard Akler and the editors of The Ward (John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, Ellen Scheinberg and Tatum Taylor) are responsible for two of the five books shortlisted for the 42nd annual Toronto Book Awards!
In the midst of Canadian rock icons The Tragically Hip’s final Canadian tour, poet and co-curator of the Basement RevueDamian Rogers spoke to Maclean's about frontman Gord Downie’s relationship to poetry – more specifically, why poets love him.
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.