RIP Robin Mathews (1931 – 2023)

“A long-time nationalist academic, author and poet, Robin Mathews (pictured at left) has died. From the 1960s he courted controversy in his efforts to have Canadian culture taken seriously.FULL STORY




Robin Ward

Long-time chroniclers of the urban environment in Metro Vancouver, Robin Ward and Harold Kalman have joined forces to produce a… FULL STORY

Dora Dueck

Return Stroke (CMU $20) is a collection of Dora Dueck’s creative non-fiction and gathers ten of the author’s personal essays… FULL STORY

The Brazilian man

Leesa Dean of Krestova, BC became so taken with a figure in an Elizabeth Bishop poem—a Brazilian man named Manuelzinho,“the… FULL STORY

Back to the Sixties

In playwright and author Caitlin Hicks’ new novel,  Kennedy Girl (Sunbury $19.95), it’s 1968 and Annie Shea, a girl with… FULL STORY

Thrive in truth

There’s rawness and vulnerability in Secwépemc rancher, poet, educator and cultural advisor Garry Gottfriedson’s latest collection, Bent Back Tongue (Caitlin… FULL STORY

On Bratislava

Governor General Award-winning poet, David Zieroth tells of trips to Bratislava, Slovakia and his affection for the place and friends… FULL STORY

For the love of …

What to do when you leave a long-time job and then shortly afterwards your long-time relationship ends? In the case… FULL STORY

Jayne & Ricci

Jayne Doxtater has a fulfilling career in aesthetics, two happy children and a loving marriage with the man she believes… FULL STORY

Vegetable power

Vesanto Melina (at right with Brenda Davis), a Vancouver-based registered dietitian, has written numerous books on being vegetarian as well… FULL STORY

Grazie, Graziana

Award-winning playwright and actress Lucia Frangione has released her debut novel, Grazie (Talonbooks $19.95) about a mother, Graziana who ends… FULL STORY

Vegan success

While earning her degree in English Literature, Sandra Nomoto published poetry in literary journals and film reviews online. At twenty-five,… FULL STORY

The fishwife

Born and raised on the prairies, Margot Fedoruk knew little about seafood. That all changed when she went to BC… FULL STORY

Librarian, musician and cat photographer, Hazel Jane Plante has released her second novel, Any Other City (Arsenal Pulp $22.95), a… FULL STORY

Mermaid of the Pacific

For over 25 years, Amanda Swinimer has hand harvested seaweed off the west of Vancouver Island, supplying health food stores… FULL STORY

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