- Get ready to do a spit take. This short video about the worst poet ever is pretty much my favourite thing this week. The rhythm! The rhyme! The awkwardness of it all!
- Are writers getting screwed? Are we missing out on some great literature because it doesn’t fit within the bounds of academia? Important questions about writing, awards and diversity.
- But speaking of awards, if you are not opposed to checking out some shortlists as starting points for future reading, you might check out the League of Canadian Poets’ 2016 book awards shortlists.
- Did you notice Lotería Husateca nestled among the pretty books from AWP? VJB/Scribe featured it as part of Design Eye on AWP16 among some beauties from Siglio, Copper Canyon and Yes Yes Books.
- And finally, if you haven’t already noticed our #ShareAPoem promotion for National Poetry Month, what are you waiting for?! Visit us on Facebook for your daily dose of poetry.
Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of book links. I’m sorry I missed you all last week, but I promise that it was for a good cause. Now it’s off to Buffalo for the Small Press Book Fair. Hope to see you there. (It is seriously not that far to Buffalo from the GTA. Visit me!)