International Women’s Day 2016: 12 Women You Need to Read Now

Today is International Women’s Day 2016. Today we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women everywhere. In honour of #IWD2016, we’ve created a recommended reading list of contemporary women writers at BookThug, both emerging and established, that you need to read now. These 12 fierce and brilliant women push at boundaries in

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FLIGHT(S): In Conversation With Chantal Neveu + Nathanaël

Que serait un entretien ou un polylogue sans interruption et sans quelque juxtaposition, sans un enchaînement un peu arbitraire ou aléatoire, sans une «association d’idées» que seule l’insignificance d’un «et» viendrait dire ou sous-entendre? —Jacques Derrida[1] From Montreal poet Chantal Neveu comes A Spectacular Influence, translated by Nathanaël.  Drawing from philosophy (including Pre-Socratic materialists, Nietzsche, and

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Fall Poetry PREVIEW: A Spectacular Influence by Chantal Neveu, translated by Nathanaël

Seasoned BookThug Chantal Neveu, author of Coït, translated by Angela Carr (BookThug, 2012), returns with A Spectacular Influence, translated by Nathanaël. Drawing from philosophy (including Pre-Socratic materialists, Nietzsche, and Spinoza), A Spectacular Influence is an exercise in extreme perception. With clear lines and minimalist language, the poems solicit movement in melancholy as a way of celebrating the intimate

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