R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY


Patrick Grace

April 22nd, 2024

Author Patrick Grace’s debut book of poetry, Deviant (University of Alberta Press $19.99) explores queer self-discovery from childhood to adulthood, delving into themes of love, fear, grief and violence in same-sex relationships. Grace’s confessional poetry vividly captures intense emotions shaped by both beauty and brutality. The collection navigates coming-of-age identity struggles with wry wit, highlighting queer love as a coping mechanism against fear and cruelty. Later poems delve into psychological trauma, stalking and the justice system’s bias against gay men. Through memories, dreams and fears, Deviant offers significant insights into queer coming-of-age and intimate partner violence narratives. 9781772127416

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