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




Reflections of a life lived

The word “elegiac” springs readily to mind when turning to Rhonda Batchelor’s new collection Allow Me: Poems 2000-2020 (Ekstasis $23.95)…. FULL STORY

Blue moon love

A pioneer in the field of neurotherapy, Vancouver’s Dr. Paul Swingle has written a novella, Silhouette (Yellow Bike Press, 2021) that… FULL STORY

A-Knitting we will go

Sylvia Olsen has been publishing books since 2002, starting with the teen novel, No Time to Say Goodbye: Children’s Stories of… FULL STORY

Dear man

Jude Neale’s latest collection of poetry The River Answers (Ekstasis $23.95) contains “love songs to strangers and anthems for the… FULL STORY

The meaning of no

With the onset of #MeToo and the backlash against sexual assault, it should be getting safer for women of all… FULL STORY

The girl who howled

In Teoni Spathelfer’s debut picture book, Little Wolf (Heritage $19.95) for young readers aged 4 – 8, a girl leaves… FULL STORY

#635 Go east, young man

A Voluntary Crucifixion by David J. MacKinnon Montréal: Guernica Editions, 2019 $25.00 / 9781771832724 Reviewed by Jim Christy * If you’ve… FULL STORY

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