Category: Reviews

Celebrating You Look Good for Your Age

With wit and wisdom, twenty-nine women writers challenge ageism through essays, short stories, and poetry in the anthology You Look Good for Your Age, edited by Rona Altrows. They share their distinct opinions, impressions, and speculations on aging and ageism and their own growth as people. In these thoughtful, fierce, and funny works, the writers […]

Featured Reviews: 2020 Poetry Titles

Our 2020 poetry titles have received widespread praise. As we look ahead to Poetry Month in April and the launch of three more poetry collections, we celebrate Valerie Mason-John, Kat Cameron, E. Alex Pierce, and Angeline Schellenberg. I AM STILL YOUR NEGRO, Valerie Mason-John “I Am Still Your Negro takes no prisoners. With sheer brilliance, […]

Readers Rave about Tiny Lights for Travellers

Naomi K. Lewis continues to win awards and earn five-star reviews for her book, Tiny Lights for Travellers. The book has won three awards—the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, the Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature, and the Pinsky Givon Family Prize for Non-Fiction—and was shortlisted for two others—Governor General Literary Awards (Non-fiction), and The […]

Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”

“[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]

Featured Reviews of “Metis Pioneers”

“[These two women’s] individual paths provide interesting parallel stories about Metis women who survived and thrived as the Canadian west transitioned from the fur trade to a more sedentary agricultural economy. Marie Rose’s family was French-speaking Metis and a few served as Louis Riel’s soldiers. Isabella was from the English-speaking Metis stock. Both were born […]

Featured Reviews of “Power Play”

“Power Play is easy to understand, with a clear message: cities set to negotiate with professional sports teams must be aware there is a carefully-crafted playbook designed to attract maximum public dollars for sports facilities…” Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal “In Power Play, Jay Scherer, David Mills and Linda Sloan McCulloch not only clear the fog, […]

Featured Reviews of “Tiny Lights for Travellers”

“Tiny Lights for Travellers starts with a zit, percolating brightly on the nose of our author while she takes the transatlantic flight that begins the book. In a strange, unlikely, funny, unabashed and endearing way, this first image in Naomi K. Lewis’s reluctant, almost anti-travel memoir encapsulates much of what her book is about.” Laurie […]

Featured Reviews of “Little Yellow House”

“Halton clearly delights in interacting with people from all walks of life; her interest and empathy sparkle throughout. Her tone is factual, nonjudgmental, and often wryly funny. Little Yellow House is a balanced presentation of a diverse community in transition, complete with faults and growing pains.” Rachel Jagareski, Foreword Review “It’s books like this that remind us all… […]

Featured Reviews of “The Larger Conversation”

“This collection of essays is the third in a series of books in which Lilburn reflects on his own sense of rootlessness, often as a cultural phenomenon. The current book’s emphasis on the colonial condition is new…[The] construal at the heart of the book is individual and specific: North Americans of European descent suffer from […]

Featured Reviews of “Searching for Mary Schäffer”

“Skidmore’s monograph offers a robust introduction to Schäffer’s work and contributes to recent scholarship in American art that attends to work produced across the North American continent…. Overall, Skidmore delivers an analysis of Schäffer’s prolific career as an artist and writer that will be of specific interest to scholars interested in the history of photography, […]