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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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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 […]

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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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PEN Fundraiser

Our valiant former editor Stuart Ross has come up with a fantastic idea for a fundraiser in support of the important work PEN Canada does. Here’s the scoop: 1,000 Bird Poems by Necakov: A PEN Fundraiser Marathon 1,000 Bird Poems by Necakov: A PEN Fundraiser Marathon will feature about 25 guest poets and other personalities, […]

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Meaghan Strimas at the Pivot Reading Series

The great Pivot Reading Series will have its season opener on January 11th hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney. Our very own Meaghan Strimas will be on hand to read from her latest book Yes or Nope. Meaghan is an entertaining reader and this is a great opportunity to catch up on her latest if you missed our […]

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Mansfield Ottawa and Montreal Launches Coming Up!

On Friday we head out on the 401 to bring  all our new poetry goodness to our friends in Ottawa and Montreal. This is where you can find us:  

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Good Luck To Sarah Burgoyne

This year our very own Sarah Burgoyne is on the shortlist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry for her book Saint Twin. The Quebec Writers’ Federation will reveal the winner at their 18th annual QWF Awards Gala in Montreal and that happens tonight. Needless to say, we’re rooting for Sarah!

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