In Conversation: Phil Hall Chats with Wanda Praamsma About his Latest Collection, Conjugation

From award-winning poet, and our own senior poetry editor, Phil Hall, comes his latest collection of poetry, Conjugation. The term “conjugation” refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. Conjugation sees an

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Spring Poetry PREVIEW: My Dinosaur by François Turcot, Translated by Erín Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure

Photo Credit: William Benito Moure In 2013, François Turcot invited readers along on an archaeological journey in search for the remnants of his father. The mode of transportation: Mon Dinosaure, Turcot’s fourth book of poetry, released that year by Quebec publisher, La Peuplade. Mon Dinosaure contains several brief, exquisite poems, dug up and dusted with

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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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In Conversation: Shannon Maguire Discusses Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina

Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina is Shannon Maguire’s second book of poetry in her planned medievalist trilogy. Myrmurs uses the twelfth-century poetic form of the sestina as a starting point for the exploration of living systems. Myrmurs is an innovative variant of the sestina form (a medieval mechanism of desire that spirals around six end words). Connecting medieval

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