Category Archives: Reviews

“A healthy dose of cats”: Review of Heather O’Neill’s “Daydreams of Angels”

By Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt Daydreams of Angels Heather O’Neill HarperCollins, 2015 Welcome to the world of Heather O’Neill, where ancient sea turtles give lessons in philosophy and trumpet-toting cherubs are seduced by human girls. Where a twelve-year-old Jesus gets freaked … Continue reading

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A Review of Soulpepper Theatre’s “Bedroom Farce”

Review by Robert Colman Bedroom Farce Written by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Ted Dykstra Soulpepper Theatre. English playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce was first performed in 1975 at the National Theatre, and it offers up what one might expect from … Continue reading

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A Necessary Re-telling: a Review of J. Caesar

Review by Sarah Higgins J. Caesar Written by Tracey Power Directed by James MacDonald Musical Direction: Steve Charles The Escape Artists J. Caesar is a story of women—onstage, of course, but also in the audience, in the theatrical arts, in … Continue reading

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Goyette puts us in a roasting pan: A review of “Ocean”

by Wanda Praamsma Ocean Sue Goyette  Gaspereau Press, 2013 What happens to us when we live by the sea? According to Sue Goyette, we get “basted.” Lapped and licked by saltwater air. She writes: “We were being seasoned. Lightly. Of … Continue reading

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A review of “House Dreams”: “Love and fear and the unsettling quiet…”

Review by Rochelle Squires House Dreams Deanna Young Brick Books, 2014 “Beautiful, Astonishing, Wondrous,” the opening poem in Deanna Young’s recent collection, House Dreams, places the reader mid-air in a ‘futuristic insect-god’ of an airplane as unknown turbulence causes a … Continue reading

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A New Energy for Old Lore: A review of “The Poetic Edda”

Review by Robert Colman The Poetic Edda Translated by Jeramy Dodds Coach House Books, 2014 Translation is a sticky business at the best of times. Yes, there is always an original text to which you are beholden, but the ways in … Continue reading

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