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Poetry Month Profile: Jeffery Donaldson

We’re rounding out this last week of National Poetry Month by shining the spotlight on Jeffery Donaldson, a journeyman poet whose intelligent verses explore the ‘big questions’ surrounding language, religion, science and even death. Continue reading

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GUEST POST: James Bader Explores Cohesive Narrative in a Fractured Manner in Leon Rooke’s Rank Songbirds

Rank Songbirds is the latest work by Canadian author Leon Rooke, and its structure is unlike any I have encountered before. The work is comprised of a series of poems of varying lengths, and it ends with a sonatina, which … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: James Bader on Innovating a Classical Trope in The Essential John Glassco

There is only one poet I know who shares Glassco’s brilliance at transforming dark subject matter: Ovid. Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 25 Sep 2020

Every 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. Continue reading

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Poetry Preview: The Blue Moth of Morning by P.C. Vandall

We all know that poetry is a many-splendored genre. Its primary claim to fame is often its capacity to convey great depths of emotion in creative ways that prose can’t always match. But with such lofty possibilities, I think many … Continue reading

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Canadian Poetry Must-Haves for Every Library

The Essential Poets Series preserves the work of Canada’s most celebrated poets in a package that is beautiful, accessible, and affordable. Learn more about this great series in the following post. Continue reading

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