PQ Weekly Roundup: 19 May 2017

pqroundup2Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.


Are you looking to diversify your reading list? Here are some books by Indigenous writers that you should consider picking up.

On a related topic, have you heard about the “Appropriation Prize” fiasco going on in CanLit circles right now? A case study in how not to react to a sensitive topic.

The Hobo’s Crowbar “does everything poetry should do, offering fresh perspectives on the familiar while teasing the imagination.” Great review for JonArno Lawson’s latest collection of poetry in Foreword Reviews.

Is there anyone among us who doesn’t agree that physical books are something special? This article in The Guardian muses on how “real” books have trumped ebooks.

So we had some pretty big news this week, with a little love for Margaret Avison’s poetry courtesy of Irish band U2. To celebrate, we made a commemorative broadside, which you can download for free!



Thank you one and all for checking out this week’s best bookish links. Come back next week for more!

Happy long weekend,sig

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