THOU by Aisha Sasha John is a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry!

BookThug is very pleased to announce that Aisha Sasha John’s acclaimed 2014 collection THOU is a Finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Ontario’s leading award for literature! Established in 1987 to recognize the excellence of Ontario writers and writing, the Trillium Book Award is open to books in any genre: fiction, non-fiction, drama, children’s

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In Conversation: Wanda Praamsma talks with Pearl Pirie about her new collection the pet radish, shrunken

The lyrics populating Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie‘s new collection, the pet radish, shrunken, buzz with oblique wisdom and surgically sharp wit. Cicadas chirp from beneath the troposphere; secret agent squirrels conspire among the peonies at sunset; revelatory reversals and unfamiliar aphorisms grow like wild flowers. Playing on themes of love and relationships, future-politics of the English language and the current

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