Category Archives: Reviews

Inside My Own Skin: A personal essay on illness, healing and the Great War

by Connie T. Braun Inside My Own Skin Guillaume de Fonclare Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec Hanging Loose Press, 2014 In this compact volume, Guillaume de Fonclare, a secular humanist, probes existential depths with philosophical precision and historical acumen. He … Continue reading

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Pass the Baton: The Arts Club presents The Mountaintop

By Sarah Higgins The Mountaintop Arts Club Theatre Written by Katori Hall Directed by Janet Wright Granville Island Stage You can measure the success of theatre on your skin; when you get goosebumps, it’s a good one. Presented by Arts … Continue reading

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A review of “Lake of Two Mountains”: Exploring a contested land.

Review by Geoffrey Nilson Lake of Two Mountains Arleen Paré Brick Books, 2014 I was once told matter-of-factly it was not poetry’s job to be political. The truth of that statement is another matter, but what if a text enters a place … Continue reading

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A review of Soulpepper Theatre’s “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”

by Robert Colman Accidental Death of an Anarchist The Soulpepper Theatre Company Written by Dario Fo Directed by Ravi Jain Young Centre for the Performing Arts The Soulpepper Theatre Company’s adaptation of Accidental Death of an Anarchist is an ambitious … Continue reading

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“Opening the reader to the complexity, pain and beauty of the world.” A review of “What Does A House Want?” by Gary Geddes

by Connie T. Braun What Does a House Want? Selected Poems Gary Geddes Red Hen Press, 2014 Gary Geddes, one of Canada’s premier poets, rightfully asserts this designation in these new selected poems, a volume of heft, morally and artistically. … Continue reading

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2014 is “both an introduction to poetry and an advanced reading.”

By Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2014 Edited by Robert Bringhurst House of Anansi, 2014 Reading poetry from an anthology is a lot like speed dating—it’s barely an introduction—but less so with The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, … Continue reading

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