Freedom To Read Week

Totally forgot to post anything here at the time, but was fortunate enough to moderate a panel for the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, discussing banned and challenged books, the history of censorship, and the emancipatory potential of literature. It looks like the panel may end up on the Freedom to Read Week website actually (itContinue reading “Freedom To Read Week”

Review: Two Books With Nice Green Covers.

Untangling Andreae Callanan’s “the debt” & Patrick O’Reilly’s “A Collapsible Newfoundland.” As I procrastinate preparations to return from Newfoundland to the nuzzle of foothills and the ugly Rocky Mountain wallpaper that is Alberta, I finally got ‘round to reading through two recent offerings from contemporary poets, Andreae Callanan (here in St. John’s), and Patrick O’ReillyContinue reading “Review: Two Books With Nice Green Covers.”

Review: sulphurtongue

Rebecca Salazar’s full-length debut works in a lot of really exciting, menacing ways, ways poetry coming from the highly-educated literarily-suffused world often does not work. In fact, the poetry embodies what the speaker in “Childless offspring” admits they want: “…I would prefer the ghosts / come out fully screaming just to prove / that theyContinue reading “Review: sulphurtongue”