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




Tim Crich

Vancouver-based Tim Crich’s Assistant Engineers Handbook (Black ink Publishing) — required reading in audio schools across North America – was… FULL STORY

War and friendship

Stewart Goodings, chairman of the Denman Island Writers Festival has released his debut novel, My Friend, My Enemy (FriesenPress $23)… FULL STORY

Mid-life crisis journal

In Paula Holdstock’s ninth novel, Confessions with Keith: From the Journals of Vita Glass (Biblioasis $22.95) a mother and writer… FULL STORY

Mind the thorns

“This late in our lives, we know enough to be grateful,” writes Evelyn Lau in Cactus Gardens (Anvil $18), her… FULL STORY

Harold Macy

Harold Macy has added a third title to his list of published works, All the Bears Sing (Harbour Publishing $24.95)…. FULL STORY

Catching poachers

When Randy Nelson retired in 2012 as the most decorated fisheries officer in the history of BC, he began collecting… FULL STORY

BC bridges

It would be putting it mildly to say that BC’s rugged geography presented challenges to road and rail builders. Engineers… FULL STORY

Prayer and protest

Named after an actual street in Vancouver, Jen Currin’s fifth collection of poetry, Trinity Street (House of Anansi $19.99) due… FULL STORY

Murderer or victim?

In S.M. Freedman’s psychological thriller, Blood Atonement (Dundurn $22.99) Grace DeRoche escapes the fundamentalist Mormon compound of Brigham and works… FULL STORY

Female suffering

Vancouver-based Megan Fennya Jones’s poetry has appeared in publications across North America including Poetry Northwest, Room Magazine, and PRISM International,… FULL STORY

The ecologist-poet

Ecologist and writer, Don Gayton of Summerland meanders (in a seemingly effortless way) from animals and scenery to etymology, poetry,… FULL STORY

War and love

Janie Chang has completed her fourth historical fiction novel, The Porcelain Moon: A Novel of France, the Great War, and… FULL STORY

The politics of text

Essayist, poet, and art theorist Kim Dhillon has published Counter-Texts: Language in Contemporary Art (Reaktion Books US$32) about the use… FULL STORY

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