Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

Coincidentally, I had been reading one of Margaret Atwood's poetry books when we decided to go ahead with #MARM. I'm not a big poetry reader, but I was really taken with the poems in Morning in the Burned House (1995). Particularly the ones about a woman's ageing father, and memories of their time together. From … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

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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

Poetry Month: Rita Joe, Cat Poems, and Book Spine Poetry #2

Lately, I have been working my way through Rita Joe's poems. If you want to know about who she is and what she has contributed to her people, to Nova Scotia, and to Canada you can find out here and here. I have personally learned a lot about her and what was close to her heart just by … Continue reading Poetry Month: Rita Joe, Cat Poems, and Book Spine Poetry #2

How Poetry Saved My Life; A Hustler’s Memoir by Amber Dawn

I had no one to help me, but the T.S. Eliot helped me. So when people say that poetry is a luxury, or an option, or for the educated middle classes, or that it shouldn't be read at school because it is irrelevant, or any of the strange stupid things that are said about poetry … Continue reading How Poetry Saved My Life; A Hustler’s Memoir by Amber Dawn

Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions by Molly Peacock

Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions If you are looking to spend a fun time with words and letters, then here is the perfect book for you. You will want to take your time reveling in the whimsical, colourful language of these original stories, as well as absorb the beautiful illustrations that go along with them. The … Continue reading Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictions by Molly Peacock