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Meaghan Strimas nominated for Trillium Award

Great news! Yes or Nope by Meaghan Strimas has been nominated for a Trillium Award and we couldn’t be happier. Here is the announcement with a list of all the worthy shortlisted titles. Congratulations to Meaghan and of course, Stuart Ross for his editorial acumen.

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Mansfield Spring Launch! (With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein)

As silver white winter melts into spring here are a few of our favourite things: Books of course; four brand new titles that are as strong and various as anything we have ever published. Please join us at any one of the events listed below to hear new work by Samantha Bernstein, Christopher Doda, Kasia Jaronczyk and Tara-Michelle Ziniuk. We’ll be adding more dates for individual authors as we go along so check back in.

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Reading Alice Burdick

It’s very nice to see Alice Burdick’s latest Book of Short Sentences get a little attention. CV2 has published a small overview in their Snapshots section but Alex Porco really takes a deep dive in Jacket 2. It’s so difficult these days to get worthy books reviewed. The major papers rarely mention poetry and when they do it’s typically a paragraph exiled in some ‘poet’s corner.’ Porco is always a thoughtful writer and he reviews Book of Short Sentences with an understanding of Burdick’s previous work for context. Reading this is a reminder of what good criticism can be when it’s written with such careful attention to detail.

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Mansfield loads the bases at the ReLit Awards

The ReLit Award Long Shortlists have just been announced and Mansfield has managed to have three titles singled out in the poetry section. There are strong titles on this year’s list so it is great to be recognized in such great company. Congratulations to Eva H.D., Tara Azzopardi, and Nick Papaxanthos. Now for the home run!

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Stephen Brockwell in Vancouver

rob mclennan just posted a nice little write-up of his trip to Vancouver to read with Mansfield Press author Stephen Brockwell at the venerable Lunch Poems at SFU reading series. Stephen read from his brand new All Of Us Reticent, Here, Together. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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