Lynn Johnston’s new books

“During her so-called retirement in North Vancouver, award-winning cartoonist, Lynn Johnston (at left) began writing kidlit about robots – the Alottabotz series –  with three titles to date.FULL STORY


Female suffering

October 11th, 2022

Vancouver-based Megan Fennya Jones’s poetry has appeared in publications across North America including Poetry Northwest, Room Magazine, and PRISM International, in the anthology The City Series Number One: Vancouver, and the chapbook Normal Women. In her debut book of poetry, The Program (Goose Lane $19.95), a young woman travels between Paris and New York to pursue a career in modelling. Alternating between the world of fashion, where “it’s no longer enough / that the sample size fits,” and the eponymous Program, a place to “discover / what’s underneath,” Jones’ collection digs into the realms of psychiatric care and romantic relationships and probes a long tradition of female suffering. Jones employs an unadorned and at times humorous narrative style that summons images from the worlds of fashion, art and therapy, and explores the allure of pain and of suffering. 978-1773102528

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