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You Are Here

by Patty Comeau

Essays argue for good Canadian poetry, rather than poetry written for ideological or nationalist purposes. “The virtues of good critical reading,” writes James Pollock, are “openness, attentiveness, patience, critical... Read More

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In Pursuit of Spenser

by Edward Morris

Who could have guessed when academic Robert B. Parker introduced Boston private eye Spenser in The Godwulf Manuscript in 1974 that the entire landscape of American detective fiction would shift? Although Spenser (last name only, please)... Read More

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Fine Incisions

by Teresa Scollon

“The critic,” writes Eric Ormsby, “must stimulate curiosity but he or she must also appeal to our innate sense of justice. Like it or not, the critic is a judge…We may flinch from the ‘judgmental’ but at the same time, I... Read More

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Second Reading

by Trina Carter

For every great writer there need to be equally great readers. Jonathan Yardley may be just that, willing not only to read a work once, but also to re-read it seven or eight times. Yardley has been a columnist and book critic for the... Read More

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