Fall Poetry PREVIEW: Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina by Shannon Maguire

Following her ambitious and otherworldly debut,  fur(l) parachute (BookThug, 2013), Shannon Maguire returns with Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina (available now).  Part two in a planned medievalist trilogy, Myrmurs seizes upon the twelfth-century poetic form of the sestina as a starting point for an exploration of living systems: cities and languages as self-organizing entities; the agency of ant colonies;

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Giving Up by Mike Steeves is a Finalist for the QWF 2015 Awards!

BookThug is very pleased to announce that Mike Steeves’s first novel Giving Up is a Finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation 2015 Concordia University First Book Award! Yesterday, in the Montreal Gazette, Ian McGillis wrote “Steeves’ book was one of the best-reviewed Canadian debuts of recent years; many were surprised when it didn’t make the national

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