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Eva H.D. and “I’m thinking of ending things.”

It’s not often that a poetry title gets featured in a film by a major studio but Eva H.D. has somewhat of a starring role in Charlie Kaufman’s latest, I’m thinking of ending things. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Iain Reid, Kaufman’s film had its debut this past weekend on Netflix. Without giving too much away one of the main characters recites a poem at the beginning of the film and later finds the poem in a copy of Eva’s Rotten Perfect Mouth. Since the weekend release we have had interest in Eva’s work from around the world. So thanks to Charlie Kaufman for drawing attention to one of our finest poets.

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Laura Cok longlisted for 2020 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

Congratulations to Laura Cok, whose brilliant debut book, ‘Doubter’s Hymnal,’ is nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

You can purchase Cok’s book here.¬†

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Paola Ferrante’s Debut Book, ‘What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack,’ Longlisted for Gerald Lampert Memorial Award

 

Congratulations to Paola Ferrante, whose book, ‘What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack” has been longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

Ferrante’s breathtaking debut poetry book was published by Mansfield Press in 2019 and is available for purchase here.¬†

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CBC Interviews Joshua Levy about COVID-19 and the Healing Power of Poetry

Mansfield Press recently published Joshua Levy’s first full-length book of poetry, The Loudest Thing. CBC¬†reached out to Levy to ask him how Canadian authors are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave Canadians advice, shared ancient and relevant philosophy, and read an excerpt from his first book.

Hear Joshua Levy’s interview here.

Order his book here.

 

 

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Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, 1949-2019

 

Pier Giorgio Di Cicco was a great Canadian poet and a big part of the inspiration for the founding of Mansfield Press. We’ve been friends for 35 years and we made a lot of great books together. He has been a unique voice in the lives of so many people and he’ll be missed. For those of you who would like to remember him among family and friends there will be a service on December 27th in Toronto. Sorry to bring such awful news during the festive season. Here are the details for those who wish to take part:
Visitation: Friday, December 27th at 9:15am, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St Clair Avenue West
Funeral Mass: Friday, December 27th at 10:30am, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 354 St Clair Avenue West, followed by a reception at the church
Internment: St Augustine Seminary Burial Ground, 2661 Kingston Road.

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