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Ann Shin “continues to stun readers with her innovation, attention to craft, and rendering of language.”

The Family China Ann Shin Brick Books, 2013 The Family China is Ann Shin’s second collection of poetry, and with it she continues to stun readers with her innovation, attention to craft, and rendering of language. Shin is originally from … Continue reading

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A review of “The Rapids” by Susan Gillis: “A turbulent, ethereal collection of poetry.”

by Rochelle Squires The Rapids Susan Gillis Brick Books, 2012 Pico Iyer once wrote, “It doesn’t matter where or how far you go… the important thing is how alive you are. Writing of every kind is a way to wake … Continue reading

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Theatre: “Kim’s Convenience” is “both heart-felt and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny”

by Robert Colman Kim’s Convenience Written by Ins Choi Directed by Weyni Mengesha Soulpepper Theatre Michael Young Theatre, Toronto Kim’s Convenience made its debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011. Since then, the Soulpepper Theatre has toured the play … Continue reading

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Theatre: “Late Company” by Jordan Tannahill.”Sorrow is spun to healing right before our eyes”.

by Sasha Singer-Wilson Late Company By Jordan Tannahill Directed by Katrina Dunn Touchstone Theatre The Cultch Every so often you meet a play, (or read a book, or hear a song), that brings you to your knees. This is Late … Continue reading

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A review of “Winter’s Skin”: “Two old friends trading necessary stories.”

by Robert Colman Winter’s Skin Tom Wayman Oolichan Books, 2013  Tom Wayman has had a long relationship on the page with Pablo Neruda. In his first collection of poems, Waiting for Wayman (1973), his poem “Influences” has him asking Neruda, his … Continue reading

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Theatre: “Loon”, A Man/Moon Love Story

By Sarah Higgins Loon Created by The Wonderheads The Cultch   If the Wonderheads’ latest show Loon has a moral, it’s that love, though occasionally destructive, can cross all boundaries—including the atmosphere. Loon tells the story of a man who … Continue reading

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