Naqvi makes her debut

“Winner of the 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Zehra Naqvi (left), is set to release her debut collection of poems and prose inspired by personal memory, family history and Quaranic traditions.FULL STORY


Cole Nowicki

January 02nd, 2024

A collection of short nonfiction pieces by Cole Nowicki, Laser Quit Smoking Massage (NeWest $21.95) delves into the intricacies of Canada’s urban and rural West. With witty and insightful reportage, Nowicki explores the dynamics of community, family and belonging in prairie towns and sprawling cities. The essays reflect a childlike curiosity, uncovering peculiarities like missing relatives, home-based businesses, and even lasers, transforming simple finds into complex yet relatable stories. Nowicki’s warm and humorous examination of small-town life creates a nostalgic album of memories, capturing moments of love, grief and the passage of time. 9781774390900

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