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In Theatre: PostSecret: The Show

PostSecret: The Show Created by Frank Warren Created and directed by TJ Dawe Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver PostSecret has received a million anonymous secrets, the blog boasts half a billion visitors,  and has been compiled into six bestselling books – and now … Continue reading

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“Bite Down Little Whisper” by Don Domanski: “quiet observances of the nonhuman world”

By Catherine J. Stewart Bite Down Little Whisper Don Domanski Brick Books, 2013 The poems in Bite Down Little Whisper meditate on the meaning of the human journey. They are quiet observances of the nonhuman world and how we fit … Continue reading

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A fierce book of poetry: “The Polymers” by Adam Dickinson

by Matthew Walsh The Polymers Adam Dickinson House of Anansi, 2013 Adam Dickinson’s most recent collection, The Polymers, is a fierce book of poetry. Inventive with language and form, it doesn’t shy away from a poetic experiment. Dickinson’s collection deals … Continue reading

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“Blue Sonoma” by Jane Munro is a meditation on life and loss.

by Robert Colman Blue Sonoma Jane Munro Brick Books, 2014 Grief demands new ways of viewing the world to allow others to understand our weeping. The experience—the physical manifestation of the experience—might amount to days or months of tears, but … Continue reading

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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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