It all began with a tweet. In July 2012, novelist and essayist Amanda Leduc tweeted: “Guys. Sexy #CanLit author calendar? Proceeds to libraries? Yes????” Avid reader and self-proclaimed die-hard Canadian Literature fan Allegra Young responded the next day with an enthusiastic “YES SO MUCH YES” and a request for Joseph […]

Flipping the Page | Bare It For Books: Going Nude ...

Few Canadian poets have ever attained the level of reverence that bpNichol has earned. His creative output ranged from concrete poems and experimental fiction to small press ephemera and scripts for beloved kids’ shows Fraggle Rock and The Raccoons. While most readers are familiar with his most popular work, the nine-volume poetic epic The […]

Book Review: a book of variations, by bpNichol

Andrew Faulkner’s debut collection of poetry, Need Machine (Coach House Books), is as sharp as a bag of razors about a subject that usually breeds nothing but milquetoast wishy-washiness: boredom, dissatisfaction and indifference. Instead of the watery, grey and indefinite language that these feelings often inspire, Faulkner attacks them with every ounce […]

Book Review: Need Machine by Andrew Faulkner

April is National Poetry Month, and Canada Arts Connect is going to spend the next several weeks celebrating!   In Canada, we are blessed with an incredibly deep pool of excellent literary talent, and our poetry is internationally renowned for it’s daring, beauty and innovation.   To honour Canadian poetry […]

A CanLit Contest for National Poetry Month!

Barry Webster’s short story collection, The Sound of All Flesh, (Porcupine’s Quill) won the ReLit Award for 2005, and this past fall, his novel, The Lava in My Bones (Arsenal Pulp Press) was released. It’s exciting, poetic, funny, sexy and full of surprises. All the elements of a stellar book. What’s […]

Nature, Magic Realism & Monty Python: An Interview with Barry ...