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The political poetry of Wanda John-Stewart & Mariner Janes

Mariner Janes. The Monument Cycles (Talonbooks 2013). Wanda John-Kehewin. In the Dog House (Talonbooks 2013). These two books raise a number of questions about what we call ‘political poetry.’ Not ‘political poetry,’ what is it? But ‘political poetry,’ how does … Continue reading

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A bit of an EDGE in anthologies…

J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec, eds. Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (EDGE 2011). Nancy Kilpatrick, ed. Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (EDGE 2012). Nancy Kilpatrick, ed. Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (EDGE 2012). … Continue reading

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Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table

Michael Ondaatje. The Cat’s Table (McClelland & Stewart 2011). Highly enjoyable, The Cat’s Table is a sort of Comedy of Manners cum Boy’s Own Adventure cum mystery, told mostly from the point of view of an eleven year old boy traveling … Continue reading

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A special adult Jansson

Tove Jansson. The Summer Book (SortOf Books 2003 (1974)). Her favorite adult novel, an odd & oddly moving study of a summer made of many summers with a six year old & her grandmother (& her father but he’s mostly … Continue reading

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Well, here I am, finally, having been told by at least two people I should do this. Mostly I’ll be posting short reviews of what I’m reading, more often than not poetry or SF&F, but with some nods to non-fiction … Continue reading

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