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Dirtdobber Blues

by Rachel Mennies

A multimedia work of art, Cyril Vetter’s first novel, Dirtdobber Blues, encourages readers to experience the semi-biographical story of blues musician Charles “Butch” Hornsby through many different avenues. The narrative itself... Read More

Book Review

Kaleidoscope

by Rachel Mennies

Fans of the prolific Canadian poet P. K. Page, rejoice. Not only is her newest selected poems, Kaleidoscope: Selected Poems, available, but the collection will eventually be accompanied by an online scholarly edition to aid in research... Read More

Book Review

God, Seed

by Rachel Mennies

Line and image mix organically in "God, Seed", the collaborative collection from poet Rebecca Foust and artist Lorna Stevens. Here, Foust’s moving, contemplative poems—focusing on contemporary environmental problems and their human... Read More

Book Review

Joyce Wieland

by Rachel Mennies

In Joyce Wieland: Writings and Drawings, editor Jane Lind curates a collection of journals and sketches, granting readers a multi-dimensional look at the life of Canadian artist Joyce Wieland. Wieland, born into a “rough-and-tumble”... Read More

Book Review

Slant Room

by Rachel Mennies

"Slant Room", poet Michael Eden Reynolds’ first collection, contains dense, compressed lines of poetry which move contemplatively through the Yukon landscape. Beautifully crystallized, the images in "Slant Room" evoke a frozen scene,... Read More

Book Review

The Founding Foodies

by Rachel Mennies

Offering a new perspective on America’s food culture, Dave DeWitt’s "The Founding Foodies" explores the food “scene” of the early United States, mixing recipes and images with a studied history of colonial Americans’ farming... Read More

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