Category Archives: Reviews

“A post-modern version of the hyper-kinetic moment”: a review of Robertson’s “Cinema of the Present”

Review by Robert Colman. Cinema of the Present Lisa Robertson Coach House Books, 2014 The Coach House Books website describes Lisa Robertson’s book-length poem, Cinema of the Present, using a series of questions: What if the cinema of the present … Continue reading

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An Ode to What Lies Beneath: A Review of “Montreal Before Spring”

Review by Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt Montreal Before Spring Robert Melançon, Donald McGrath, trans. Biblioasis, 2015 The poems in Montreal Before Spring, written by two-time Governor General’s Award Winner Robert Melançon and translated by Donald McGrath, capture the latency of the … Continue reading

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A lot of life in “Little Death”: a review of Daniel Karasik’s new play

Review by Sarah Higgins Little Death Daniel Karasik BookThug, 2015 Daniel Karasik’s Little Death:  A Play reads like a performance. Of course, it needs to be seen on stage to be fully experienced—but the solitary reading experience of Little Death engages … Continue reading

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A poet who arrives at the page to ask the difficult questions of life: a Review of “house made of rain”

Review by Rhonda Collis house made of rain Pamela Porter Ronsdale Press, 2014 In the many times I have encountered Pamela Porter’s work in literary journals, she has always come across as a poet who arrives at the page to ask … Continue reading

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An Interview with “Shakespeare’s Rebel” writer, C.C. Humphreys

Interview by Sarah Higgins C.C. Humphreys is an award-winning author of thirteen novels and several plays, and an established actor of screen and stage. He originally met the Bard on the Beach festival when he joined the acting company for … Continue reading

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A Review of “Les misérables” by Sasha Singer-Wilson

Review by Sasha Singer-Wilson Les Misérables Music by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Directed by Bill Millerd Arts Club Theatre Company Stanley Industrial Stage Most of us know something of the story of Victor Hugo’s celebrated … Continue reading

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