Poetry Month 2017: Budge Wilson, Michael Crummey, and Book Spine Poetry #3

Let me start off by saying that I'm not generally a poetry person. But I have been learning to appreciate it more, as well as figuring out what kind of poetry works best for me (which I'm beginning to think is the secret). Last year, I read poetry by Rita Joe and George Elliott Clarke, and what … Continue reading Poetry Month 2017: Budge Wilson, Michael Crummey, and Book Spine Poetry #3

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Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Ever since I heard that a new book was coming out by Michael Crummey, I have been excited about it. I have been known to gush about him before; here and here; and he also made this list. With Sweetland, Crummey has done it again. He has written a story about an old man who doesn't … Continue reading Sweetland by Michael Crummey

River Thieves by Michael Crummey

River Thieves is a novel based on the true events of the 1811 and 1819 expeditions into the interior of Newfoundland to 'gather information' about the Beothuk.  The Beothuk, which means people, were also known as the Red Indians because of their practice of covering themselves and their belongings in red ochre. The Beothuk once occupied the entire … Continue reading River Thieves by Michael Crummey