Poetry Month: The Bookmarked Poetry on the CanLit Trail

Several of the Bookmarks on the CanLit Trail are from poems, and since it's April I thought it was a good time to read them. I will also be able to check all of these off the list in one go! "Mexican Sunsets" by Bronwen Wallace, from her collection Common Magic Bookmarked at the corner … Continue reading Poetry Month: The Bookmarked Poetry on the CanLit Trail

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In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo by Claire Tacon

Immediately intrigued by the title of this book, I read the premise only to be more intrigued. In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo includes a character with Williams syndrome. A few years ago, I met someone with Williams syndrome, and at the time, it was the first I'd heard of it , despite the … Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo by Claire Tacon

Project Bookmark Canada: The City Still Breathing by Matthew Heiti

The 20th Bookmark on the CanLit Trail is going to be from The City Still Breathing by Matthew Heiti. It will be unveiled on May 3, 2018 at 4pm at the Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury, and will be the first Bookmark in Northern Ontario. If you're in the area, be sure to check it out! … Continue reading Project Bookmark Canada: The City Still Breathing by Matthew Heiti

Adjacentland by Rabindranath Maharaj: A Navigation Guide

The most unreliable thing in our possession is our memory. And yet we invest so much trust in it. This book is crazy. Really crazy. A man wakes up in a room. He doesn't remember anything about himself. He doesn't know why he's there. He runs into other characters who seem to be talking nothing … Continue reading Adjacentland by Rabindranath Maharaj: A Navigation Guide

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

Consent. Rape culture. The male gaze. Sex-positivity. The Red Word asks a bold question: what if women weren’t content to wait for the next assault to take action? What if they got tired of the his-word-against-hers stalemates? Set against the sex wars of the 1990s and the birth of third-wave feminism, the result is a smart, dark, … Continue reading The Red Word by Sarah Henstra