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Some interesting news on the poetry-meets-technology front: Lorna MacLaren of the Scottish newspaper The Herald notes a potential increase in the popularity of poetry, especially that of the Romantics, amongst members of the iPod generation. ... Read More »

November 15, 2005 | Filed under: Industry news


A recent survey by The Bookseller, the British book trade's magazine, confirms what every book professional the world over already knows: not enough people are reading. In an opinion piece for The Herald, Rosemary Goring ... Read More »

March 31, 2005 | Filed under: Book news, Opinion


Cormorant Books publisher Marc Côté has bought Canadian rights to the sophomore novel by Edmonton author Thomas Trofimuk. Doubting Yourself to the Bone is a dark, quirky story about a horrific car crash and its ... Read More »

October 27, 2004 | Filed under: Book links


Following recent seasons dominated by big, ambitious overviews of century and country, this spring’s non-fiction lists seem smaller in scope. Several of the season’s political and history titles – and even cookbooks and travel guides ... Read More »

April 14, 2004 | Filed under: Book links

By Fred Stenson

Veteran Alberta writer Fred Stenson recently made a bigger name for himself in CanLit with The Trade, a myth-shattering look at the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Microsoft-like lock on the 19th-century Canadian fur trade. After chalking ... Read More »

February 20, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels


Dave Striver loved the university — at least most of the time. Every now and then, without warning, a wave of…well, it was true: a wave of hatred rose up and flowed like molten blood ... Read More »

January 22, 2004 | Filed under: Awards

By Susan Manchester

With concrete imagery painted over punchy verse, Pouring Small Fire resembles a collection of nature photographs capturing memorable scenes. Poet and English teacher Susan Manchester writes how “the mist still paused” and “rude oaks laugh ... Read More »

November 26, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry