Category Archives: Poetry

I Do Not Think That I Could Love A Human Being by Johanna Skibsrud

Completed: 16 January 2011 Skibsrud, Johanna. I Do Not Think That I Could Love A Human Being. Kentville: Gaspereau Press, 2010. Completed: 16 January 2011 Johanna Skibsrud will be more familiar to readers for her recent GG winning novel, The … Continue reading

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Strike/Slip by Don McKay

McKay, Don. Strike/Slip. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006. Completed: 26 November 2010 When I started reading for the Canadian Book Challenge I decided to read a poet from each province and territory.  Don McKay is a well established poet, having … Continue reading

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Autopsy of a Turvy World by Sheri-D Wilson

Wilson, Sheri-D. Autopsy of a Turvy World. Calgary: Frontenac House, 2008. Completed: 18 October 2010 Autopsy of a Turvy World is Sheri-D Wilson’s latest collection of poems.  She has published six previous poetry collections. I have read a couple of … Continue reading

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Against the Hard Angle by Mat Robinson

Robinson, Mat. Against the Hard Angle. Vernon: Greenboathouse Press, 2009. Completed: 26 September 2010 Against the Hard Angle is another of the poetry books I acquired from Greenboathouse Press. It is a slim volume of poems.  As a Greenboathouse production … Continue reading

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Anatomy for the Artist by Jessica Hiemstra-Van der Horst

Horst, Jessica Hiemstra-van der. Anatomy for the Artist. Vernon: Greenboathouse Press, 2009. Completed: 13 September 2010 One of my interests is in Letterpress books.  With the passing of Jim Rimmer* earlier this year, the Greenboathouse Press was brought to my … Continue reading

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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service

Service, Robert W. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man. Toronto: William Briggs, 1916. Completed: 2 September 2010 It was not until I read a brief biography of Service in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature that I understood the book’s … Continue reading

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Coal and Roses by P.K. Page

Page, P.K., Coal and Roses. Erin: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2009. Completed: 19 July 2010 Coal and Roses was part of larger purchase I did from Porcupine’s Quill.  It is a sad fact that in Canada it is almost impossible to … Continue reading

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