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

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Incandescence on Downtown Eastside

March 26th, 2016

SFU’s Wayde Compton has supplied one of the year’s most original blurbs for a poetry book: “Jennifer Zilm’s Waiting Room (Book Thug $18) is incantatory and incandescent. Like Brian Wilson’s assertion of the song as a pocket symphony, Zilm’s poetic lyrics are pocket epics.” It’s a potpourri of styles and content, mixing her perspectives as an academic and a self-described frontline worker on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Born in Terrace, she’s a graduate of SFU Writer’s Studio as well as the Humber College School for Writers. 9781771662147

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