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Glutton for Punishment gets its first review

And it’s not from the usual literary tastemakers we might expect to review poetry. Laura Wiebe is the managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. Her take on Glutton for Punishment: Highly Recommended.

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A Trillium Award for Meaghan Strimas

The Trillium Awards put on a great show every year with one night of readings and one night devoted to the awards. Bathing in the afterglow of the win are Mansfield publisher Denis De Klerck, Meaghan Strimas, and Stuart Ross, who edited Meaghan’s wonderful book Yes or Nope. Congratulations to Meaghan (and to Stuart) for handing in such a fine book.

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Meaghan Strimas at the Trillium Awards

We won’t know until Tuesday who wins this year’s Trillium Award for poetry, and we really hope it is Meaghan, but all the writers offer something unique. On Monday the 19th you can hear them all at the author readings. It should be great fun. You can find the invite info right here. You should come!

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rob mclennan sure asks a lot of questions

Where would the Canadian small press world be without rob mclennan? Whether reviewing books or interviewing writers, he is consistently comprehensive in surveying what is going on across the country. He’s been looking at Mansfield lately. Here are his interviews with Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, on her newest poetry title Whatever, Iceberg, and Kasia Jaronczyk, on her short story collection Lemons.

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Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is on a road trip

Fresh off of her Mansfield Press spring launch tour, Tara-Michelle sets off again for a tour with some writer friends. You can find them in the following places.

The readings feature authors Marcus McCann, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, Pierre-Luc Landry, and Michael V Smith. Their brand new books will be for sale at each venue.

Montreal:
Tues May 23
Doors: 6:30pm, Reading: 7pm. Done by 8:30pm.
The Violet Hour, at Stock Bar
Host: Chris DiRaddo
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560113084081981/

Ottawa:
Wed May 24, 7:30pm
Venus Envy
With special guest Ben Ladouceur
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/214997685670521/

Toronto:
Thurs May 25, 8pm
Glad Day
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/938808056259132/

Hamilton:
Friday May 26th, 7pm
Bryan Prince Books
With special guest Sarah Pinder
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483703498337997/

Kingston
Wednesday May 31st, 7:00 PM
Novel Idea Bookstore
Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/449518938728344/

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