Capital Xtra!, Ottawa's LGBT biweekly paper, ran a profile on author and artist Sherwin Tjia on April 15, 2009. The profile, written by Lorraine Garrison, paid special attention to Tjia's poetry collection The World Is A Heartbreaker.
Nicole Brossard, the critically lauded author of Fences in Breathing, was interviewed by Xtra! on the eve of the publication of her new novel and its launch in Toronto. Journalist Alice Lawlor asked her questions about Fences in Breathing and the politics of loving another woman:
Sina Queyras on alienation, poetry, queer sexuality and car culture (the latter is the subject of her new collection, Expressway) in this week's Xtra!:
'It's easy to spot Sina Queyras in a crowd. She's the one standing on the fringes of the group, fiddling with her camera or writing in a notebook. "I am usually marked as 'outsider,' she says — an observation that feeds into her poetry.
Nathalie Stephens has published two books this year: the English auto-translation of Je Natahanael (BookThug; $15) and Touch To Affliction (Coach House; $17). These aren't collections of poems so much as poetic books. In some ways, each book continues where the last one ended, creating a cumulative narrative.
It has been a terribly exciting week of award nominations at the old Coach House! This morning, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award finalists, and we're thrilled to say that Sean Dixon was nominated for his play A God in Need of Help, as was Rhonda Mullins for her translation of Élise Turcotte's Guyana.
Congratulations, André! His gorgeous novel, Pastoral, is a finalist for the esteemed Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada revealed this morning the finalists for two major prizes for excellence in Canadian fiction: the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. The announcement was made at Ben McNally Books.
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