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Gary Barwin Gets Inside Stephen Harper

Here’s a great video for a poem that appears in Gary Barwin’s brand new Moon Baboon Canoe.  

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Moon Baboon Canoe Trailer

Here is a little trailer for Gary Barwin’s Moon Baboon Canoe which will be launched in Toronto on April 9th at the Monarch Tavern.

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Review of Tristan Hughes’ Eye Lake

 Reviewed by Alisha Kaplan  Eye Lake  Tristan Hughes  Coach House Books, 2011  208 pages, $19.95     Where the Lost Things Are: A Review of Tristan Hughes’ Eye Lake Eye Lake is Tristan Hughes’ heartbreaking portrait of Crooked River, a declining iron ore town in Northern Ontario, and of a deceptively simple young man weighed […]

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Leigh Nash reads from Goodbye, Ukulele


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Here is a fond memory of Leigh Nash dropping by the dear old Mansfield office to read from her poetry collection Goodbye, Ukulele.  As Leigh shares her birthday with St. Patrick’s day, remember to raise a glass of green beer in her honour.

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Book review: The Reinvention of the Human Hand

Reinvention of the Human Hand cover

    Reviewed by Peter Norman The Reinvention of the Human Hand Paul Vermeersch McClelland & Stewart, 2010 88 pages, $18.99   Created more than 17,000 years ago, the cave paintings at Lascaux depict hundreds of animals. The purpose of the images is unknown: their significance may have been religious or shamanistic, or possibly scientific […]

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Marko Sijan reads from Mongrel


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Mansfield Press is sneaking into Montreal tonight for its third time in as many years, and launching new titles by Marko Sijan, Rishma Dunlop, Lillian Necakov, George Bowering, and Carey Toane. You’ll hear great readings by Sijan, Dunlop, and Toane and Gillian Sze will be our special guest reader. Hosted by Mansfield editor Stuart Ross, the place […]

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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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Mammoth

Reviewed by Spencer Gordon Mammoth Larissa Andrusyshyn DC Books, 2010 88 pages, $16.95 It’s not difficult to explain the enduring fascination of Gunther von Hagen’s Body Worlds exhibits. Using a technique called Plastination—a strange, exciting innovation in the field of anatomical preservation—the good scientist has erected a gallery of authentic human specimens arranged in lifelike […]

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A History of my Body

by Michael Dennis Old wives would have you believe that your hair comes from your mother’s side of the family. Most of the men on my mother’s side of the family are bald. I’m fifty-two years old and still have a mostly full head of hair. It’s grey, almost white, with a few traces of […]

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Jim Smith reads from Back Off, Assassin!

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