Kissing through a handkerchief

Edward Byrne has freely transposed the sonnets of Louise Labé (1522-1566) and Guido Cavalcanti (shown at left, circa 1255-1300) for audaciously modern renderings. REVIEW

Salt Spring Islander Dan Jason has been one of B.C.'s most original and important authors since 1971.


Ancient grains and seeds are awesome

Cookbooks are no longer just cookbooks.

Such is the case with Awesome Ancient Grains & Seeds, a hybrid gardening/ cookbook by Dan Jason and Michele Genest–reviewed by Grahame Ware. FULL STORY

Two writes of the Passage

Christopher Wright, author of Arctic Cargo, reviews Ken Burton’s Canada’s Arctic and Kevin Vallely’s Rowing the Northwest Passage. Rowing the… FULL STORY

Trail & the atomic bomb

His independent title recalls a rare instance when Canada did not entirely focus its research efforts in eastern Canada.

Derek Hayes stays on track

The intrepid geographer’s 15th magnum opus doesn’t disappoint, according to local historian Walter Volovsek, an expert on the Columbia &… FULL STORY

Twin births and grizzlies

His expressionist work Thanks for Giving has just been released by Talonbooks, along with Joan MacLeod’s realist play, Gracie, both… FULL STORY

Ranch in the Slocan

Cole Harris has long suggested that social change in settler societies has come about through geographical change. Ranch in the… FULL STORY

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