Monthly Archives: September 2015

Steven Ross Smith goes for deeper Emanations

Steven Ross Smith. Emanations: fluttertongue 6. (BookThug 2015). Definitely one of this Autumn’s poetry books to add to the library, Emanations: fluttertongue 6 is, as its subtitle says, the latest addition to Steven Ross Smith’s adventurous, engaging, & always changing … Continue reading

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Pearl Pirie at play in the fields of language

Pearl Pirie. The Pet Radish, Shrunken. (BookThug 2015). After two books, Pearl Pirie already has something of a reputation for verbal pyrotechnics, & her eccentrically titled new collection will definitely further burnish it. The Pet Radish, Shrunken is a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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Ottawa poetically perceived: The Collected Poems of William Hawkins

William Hawkins. The Collected Poems of William Hawkins. Edited by Cameron Anstee. (Chaudiere Books 2015). In 1971, at the end of his first decade of publishing, in his first Selected Poems, The Gift of Space, William Hawkins wrote: ‘I write … Continue reading

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