Blog by D.A. Lockhart

From Song Arises Verse: Notes on Pandemic Haibun D.A. Lockhart It is the best part of us that turns towards song when healing is sought. It is an act that forgoes words, instead seeks motion and the primal forces of melody and rhythm. Amongst the Lenape, my ancestors and relations, we have called these songs […]

Blog by Stella Harvey

It’s the Company by Stella Harvey “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Seneca Typically we take a breath, maybe two. That laidback laziness should last at least three months. It never does. Planning begins almost immediately. I can’t outrun my obsessive-compulsive nature. The planner in me can’t change her spots. Half the […]

Blog by C.V. Gauthier

Libraries and Little Connections by C.V. Gauthier I grew up in a rural community, in a tiny bungalow, the middle kid in a large family. The small bookshelf in my house had a standard set of encyclopedias and a set of abridged children’s classics, both purchased from some lucky travelling salesman. Books acquired by my […]

Book Review: Black Water

Black Water by David A. Robertson Review by Nicola Bentley David A Robertson is well known for crafting award-winning young adult literature and graphic novels and for his work as an Indigenous educator and podcast host. Black Water, Robertson’s first memoir, is a departure from his previous works but vividly brings to life his own […]

Blog by Laesa Faith Kim: em-brace

em-brace /əmˈbrās/ by Laesa Faith Kim hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection. accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically The day before the world shut down I embraced with great delight, all those dearest to me for the launch of my first book, Can’t Breathe. […]

Blog by: Jennifer Rouse Barbeau

Can you hear me in the darkness? When did you last listen to the radio? I listened last night, as I drove from southern Ontario to northern Ontario. Four hours in the dark, alone. I lost my father recently, and could feel him all around his things being transported now in the car with me. […]

Poetry Reviews: Prose Poetry in the Time of Hekla

By Mary MacDonald Anyone who lives in the mountains knows we are known for otherworldly beauty and inhospitable weather. Hekla is one of Iceland’s most prominent and active volcanoes. The word also means ‘a small hooded cloak.’ The mist that hides the summit. Poetry can be this search for solid land through the obscure and […]

Blog by Genni Gunn: Erasures

By Genni Gunn A couple of years ago, I went to visit friends in Fossombrone in Le Marche, Italy, to chase down a story about an old man and his museum of crystal ammonites. I had been there years before, and had never forgotten the fluorescent stones in the basement of his house, situated on […]

Book Review: Magdalena

Wade Davis shines a light on our power to heal A curious blend of travel memoir, history, ethnobotany text book and environmentalist’s primer, Wade Davis’s Magdalena offers up cures for despair that will inspire even the most disheartened among us who strive to foster peace and healing. Davis’s evocative storytelling blends the rich and complicated […]

Rosemary Keevil blog: The mentorship connection

by Rosemary Keevil Connecting with other writers through mentoring: When the teacher is ready the student will appear. I have been a journalist for decades and it took what seems like forever to write my memoir: The Art of Losing It: A Memoir of Grief and Addiction. It will be published this October by She Writes […]