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Meaghan Strimas at WOTS today


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    If you’re in Toronto today and going to Word on the Street, don’t miss Meaghan Strimas reading from her new, Trillium Award winning book Yes or Nope. She’ll be at the “Vibrant Voices of Ontario” tent at 2:35 along with fellow Trillium winner Melanie Mah.

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Stephen Brockwell gets a closer look.


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It’s so hard these days to get reviews for poetry but Prairie Fire is still fighting the good fight with a thoughtful review of Stephen Brockwell’s All of Us Reticent, Here, Together. Critic James Gifford concludes “This is a collection to read in a single sitting.” He’s right about that and we’ll just add that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Laura Farina on the writing life

Laura Farina on the writing life

The always industrious rob mclennan has just posted a nice addition to the “On Writing” series found in the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter featuring Mansfield writer Laura Farina. Have a look and see how writing poetry is a little like a good detective story.

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Meaghan Strimas nominated for Trillium Award

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 […]

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