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Mansfield’s Toronto Launch

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Fall 2011 Mansfield Press road tour. Please join us along the way by checking with our Upcoming Events page for this month. We will be starting tomorrow night right here in Toronto. Here’s the essential info: November 14, 7:30 pm, Toronto The Mansfield Press Toronto Fall Launch, with readings […]

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Rishma Dunlop on writing “Paris”

In this video for the Exile Writers Series Rishma Dunlop talks about writing the poem “Paris,” featured in her just released book Lover Through Departure, New and Selected Poems.  

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A Quick Q & A with Carey Toane

Carey Toane answers a few questions about writing and her new book in The Beat Magazine. It’s on page 10 of the PDF. You can find it here.

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Jim Smith reads from Back Off, Assassin!

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My Team Canada Jersey

by Priscila Uppal A couple of weeks before boarding the Vancouver-bound plane for my gig as Canadian Athletes Now’s poet-in-residence during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games, I had the idea to head over to the Hockey Hall of Fame and buy myself a Team Canada jersey. At first I thought of the jersey as […]

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The Holy Trinity

by Julie Booker I’m five feet tall. I have a toy poodle. I drive a tiny car. I live in a row house. I teach small children. I’ve trained myself to see the world with a short arc, nicely contained. So it’s easy to see why I write short stories and devour short fiction. My […]

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Writer

by Alisha Kaplan With apologies to Jamaica Kincaid and Lillian Allen Outline your story before you begin; make sure it has a coherent structure in the order of rising action, climax, falling action; never use the word structure — it is meaningless; think of it as relationship instead; don’t have too many characters; don’t confuse […]

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“But Never in this World is Odysseus Dead”: On David W. McFadden

by Alessandro Porco Why Are You So Long and Sweet? Collected Long Poems of David W. Mcfadden David W. McFadden Insomniac Press, 2010 240 pages, $19.95 You should be able to see a poet’s mind turning over, you should be able to know what he is thinking at all times … – The Poet’s Progress […]

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Reviewed by Spencer Gordon Coming Ashore on Fire Michael Dennis Burnt Wine Press, 2009 135 pages, $16

Reviewed by Spencer Gordon Coming Ashore on Fire Michael Dennis Burnt Wine Press, 2009 135 pages, $16 Now these are poems I could get into, says my partner, who’s been reading Michael Dennis’s latest collection while I’ve been making dinner. They’re direct, easy to understand, emotional, she continues. They make me feel something, but it’s […]

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Peter Norman and Alice Burdick live reading on CKDU FM

Listen to Peter Norman and Alice Burdick reading live at the spring launch of Peter Norman’s At the Gates of the Theme Park in Halifax, courtesy of CKDU FM.

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