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The Loudest Thing

Joshua Levy ISBN 9781771262361 $17.00 CDN/USA 80 pages   The Loudest Thing is a love letter to family and the complex history of blood, to failed relationships and the magic left behind, to the dance of a happy marriage across decades, to friendship, travel, coming home. Funny, honest, and seductive—Joshua Levy finds the silver lining […]

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Swallows Playing Chicken

David Menear 9781771262286 $20.00 CDN/USA David Menear is most often described as an edgy, urgent, gritty and sometimes ‘transgressive’ short story writer with a soft heart and a sense of humour. You find him at that place where Salinger meets Cormac McCarthy for bourbon and biscuits. In the random and weaved stories of “Swallows Playing Chicken,” Menear […]

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Deboning a Dragon

Julie Hartley 9781771262323 $17.00 CDN/USA In her debut poetry collection, Julie Hartley has captured the lived experience of a life in motion–a travelogue that moves in rhythmic language from a childhood in England through restless travels around the globe. Hartley is a poet who can say, “You’ll never know if there are others / picking your route […]

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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

Leigh Nash reads from Goodbye, Ukulele

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

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    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

Marko Sijan reads from Mongrel

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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