Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


The Resumption of Gary Geddes

January 20th, 2016

The title poem of Gary Geddes’ The Resumption of Play (Quattro $18) received the 2015 Malahat Review Long Poem Prize for its compelling evocation of the trauma produced by Canada’s Indian residential schools. The varying content of the collection includes an elegiac sequence about Geddes’ mother, who died at age thirty-five; a poem about Pound, Brodsky, Stravinsky, and Diaghilev called ‘On Being Dead in Venice;’ and two prison letters from Somalia. Other subjects include Virginia Woolf, Bronwen Wallace, misogyny, obstacles to belief and the healing power of poetry. 978-1-927443-87-3

Geddes, now a resident of Thetis Island, will undertake promotional readings in the spring.


1. Edmonton: the Writers-in-residence Reunion at University of Alberta, March 3-5
2. Victoria: Russell Books, March 15
3. Vancouver: Vancouver Public Library (main branch), March 16
4. Montreal: Atwater Library Poetry Series, March 31
5. Toronto: Ben McNally Books, April 4
For much more on Gary Geddes, soon to be featured on the new Literary Map of B.C., visit:

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