Category: Reviews

Indigenous Women and Street Gangs

We want to share some of the amazing response to Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives since its publication last fall. The book and its authors, Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jazmyne, Faith, Jorgina, and Robert Henry, were the focus of articles in Toronto Star, The Star-Phoenix, Alberta Native News, and University of Saskatchewan News. Three of the co-authors launched the […]

You Look Good (for Your Age)

Rona Altrows is a brilliant and painstaking editor, fiction writer, essayist, and playwright: the Press is proud to have published three theme-based anthologies with her. The latest is You Look Good for Your Age. With Naomi K. Lewis, she co-edited Shy, and with Julie Sedivy she co-edited Waiting. “I returned to the same respiratory therapist […]

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, […]