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Excerpt from Genevieve Scott's Catch My Drift, in stores now!

Out in stores now: Catch My Drift, the debut novel book by Genevieve Scott! 

Don't miss out on the novel The Toronto Star compares to the works of Alice Munro, Barbara Gowdy, and Mona Awad, calling Catch My Drift "an affecting novel-in-stories whose cleverness and comic moments intersect evocatively with moments of loss and regret.

Order your copy from Goose Lane Editions, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, or your local independent bookstore.

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Poetry Friday: "Tell Me How" by Daniel Scott Tysdal

For Poetry Friday, instead of an Easter-themed poem (as you might expect), we're going with a different occasion. A fauxccasion, actually.

In his collection Fauxccasional PoemsDaniel Scott Tysdal commemorates events that never occurred. Each poem is a tribute to such a fictional event, such as today's poem, "Tell Me How."

Reached via social media, Tysdal recalls the thought process behind this fauxcassional ode to Buddy Holly:

This is actually one of the few poems in Fauxccasional Poems that did not start as a fauxccasional poem. At the time I wrote it, my wife was living in Iowa City for a post-doc. On my way to visit her after months apart, this little boy on the flight exclaimed, "It's magic," sparking this poem for the love of my life. I wanted to include it in the book, but, since I had already included a love poem dedicated to my wife, I needed to give this one a "faux" frame. I went with the Buddy Holly angle because I really just liked the idea of him surviving.

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Poetry Friday: "The Bad News" by S.P. Zitner

We don't like to dwell on it, but let's be honest; some days it seems like the world is made up of nothing but bad news.

Accordingly, today's Poetry Friday entry — published thirteen years ago and as relevant as ever — is S.P. Zitner's "The Bad News" (from his collection The Hunt on the Lagoon).

If you're looking for good news, better look elsewhere. Go find a cute cat pic or something.

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Interview with Andrew Battershill, author of MARRY, BANG, KILL!

Out in stores now: MARRY, BANG, KILL, the new book by Giller-longlisted author Andrew Battershill! 

Don't miss out on reading the novel Publishers Weekly calls "a surprisingly heartfelt story tucked inside a superbly oddball crime thriller.

Andrew was kind enough to agree to a quick social media interview with us before he begins launching MARRY, BANG, KILL. Check our events page for information on his upcoming appearances in Regina, Toronto, Ottawa, and more!

Order your copy from Goose Lane Editions, Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, or your local independent bookstore. And check out this excerpt to whet your appetite for this sensation oddball crime thriller.

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Poetry Friday: "Evening Song" by Mitchell Parry

Imperfect Penance, Mitchell ParryPoetry Friday! The bestest Friday of them all!

Without any more preamble, let's luxuriate in the gorgeous rhythms of Mitchell Parry's "Evening Song" (from his collection Imperfect Penance).

About Imperfect Penance:

  • "Mitchell Parry’s imaginative, sometimes hallucinogenic, response to Georg Trakl's hothouse family and his intimate life and times is a gut-wrenching read. Imperfect Penance takes us through a journey of incestuous desire, drug addiction, war, and suicide. What to say about poems drenched in the 'green dreams of chloroform'? Harrowing yes, but fascinating, too. Darkly brilliant." — Patricia Young
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