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Beloved American poet, activist, and educator Maya Angelou has died at age 86, after a recent undisclosed illness. The CBC reports that Angelou was scheduled to attend last Friday's luncheon for the 2014 Major League&...

May 28, 2014 | Filed under: Authors

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Is there room for a new book fair in Toronto? It looks like we will find out this fall, when the recently announced Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair will take place from Nov. 13 to…

March 21, 2014 | Filed under: Book news

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Noble laureate Seamus Heaney, widely considered to be one of the foremost poets of his era, died today at the age of 74. From the BBC: "The poet and Nobel laureate died in hospital in…

August 30, 2013 | Filed under: Authors

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Q&Q was saddened to learn that Canadian author A.S.A. Harrison died on Sunday at the age of 65. Harrison was the author of the non-fiction book Orgasms, published in 1974 by Coach House Press. And…

April 16, 2013 | Filed under: Authors

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One week after the death of Canadian poet Jay Macpherson, the Los Angeles Times is reporting the death of yet another important and influential poet. Adrienne Rich, the American writer, feminist, and essayist, is dead...

March 28, 2012 | Filed under: Book news