Editorial

Nathalie Cooke and Norman Ravvin
Mordecai Richler (p. 6-9)

Articles

Melina Baum Singer
Brian Johnson
Glenn Deer
Krzysztof Majer
David Brauner
Robin Nobel

Poems

Hendrik Slegtenhorst
Spem reduxit (p. 10)
Nathan Dueck
Our Husband (p. 25)
Benjamin Hackman
Carmen Derksen
Room # 26 (p. 59)
Irina Moga
Galanterie (p. 73-74)
Irina Moga
Jesse Patrick Ferguson
Hydra (p. 89)

Book Reviews

Review Essay (p. 103-107)
by Glenn Deer

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mordecai by Charles Foran
  • Mordecai Richler by Ada Craniford
  • Mordecai Richler: Leaving St. Urbain by Reinhold Kramer
  • Mordecai Richler by M. G. Vassanji
  • The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography by Reinhold Kramer
Subjects: Life Writing

Community Spaces (p. 107-108)
by Marie Lo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Inside Chinatown by Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong
Subjects: Asian Canadian

High Notes (p. 108-110)
by Dorothy F. Lane

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Walking on Water by Dorothy F. Lane and Jancis M. Andrews
  • The Old Familiar by Alex Hawley and Dorothy F. Lane
  • The Grumpy Man by Dorothy F. Lane and Raymond Fraser
Subjects: Short Fiction

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les Sables Mouvants by Patricia Godbout and Hubert Aquin
  • L'ɉcho de nos classiques by
Subjects: Comparative, Quebec

by Leonard Bond

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Subjects: Novel

by Deborah Bowen

Book(s) Reviewed

  • I Am Here and Not Not-There by Margaret Avison
  • A Kind of Perseverance by Margaret Avison

by Jorge Calderón

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les Pieds Sales by Edem Awumey
Subjects: Quebec

Lyric Translations (p. 116-117)
by Janet Neigh

Book(s) Reviewed

  • God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky
  • Joy is so Exhausting by Susan Holbrook
  • m-Talá by Chus Pato
  • The Rose Concordance by Angela Carr
Subjects: Poetry

Collecting Bodies (p. 118-119)
by Judith Leggatt

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Operation Rimbaud by Patricia Claxton and Jacques Godbout
  • Still Waters by John Moss
  • Looking for Cardenio by Jean Rae Baxter
  • Luck by Dave Carpenter

by Michel Ducharme

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les Réformistes by Éric Bédard
Subjects: Historiography

by Marc André Brouillette

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Répit by Paul Bélanger
Subjects: Quebec

by Nelson Charest

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Poème du décours by Robert Berrouet-Oriol
  • Prière à Blanc by Michael Deslisle
Subjects: Poetry

Arcadia Under Glass (p. 122-123)
by Nicholas Bradley

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Animals of My Own Kind by Harry Thurston
  • Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene
  • Penned by Simon Reader, Stephanie Bolster and Katia Grubisic

by Lydia Forssander-Song

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Stories of the Middle Space by Deborah Bowen

by Paul Genuist

Book(s) Reviewed

  • À pieds joints dans les flaques by Suzanne Lamarre
  • Fragments de ciel: Haiku by Carmen Leblanc
  • Lettre à Saint-Expuéry by Katie Canciani
Subjects: Poetry

Voix du fleuve (p. 126-126)
by Emmanuel Bouchard

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pointe Maligne. L'infiniment oubliée by Nicole V. Champeau
Subjects: Essays

Quelques décalages (p. 127-128)
by Nicole Nolette

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Carpe Diem by Francine Chicoine, Terry Ann Carter and Marco Fraticelli
  • Roc & rail by Mansel Robinson
  • Le Groupe des huit by Judith-Louise Thibault
  • Décalage by Patrice Desbiens
Subjects: Poetry

by Catherine Khordoc

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pour de Vrai, Pour de Faux by Francine D'Amour
Subjects: Quebec

Storied Images (p. 130-131)
by Blanca Schorcht

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Blackfoot War Art by L. James Dempsey
  • Long Powwow Nights by Pam Aleekuk and David Bouchard
Subjects: Photography

by Ariane Tremblay

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Nid de brindilles by Carmen Leblanc and Ariane Tremblay
  • Fragment d'eau by Pauline Dugas and Ariane Tremblay
Subjects: Poetry

Growing Pains (p. 132-133)
by Gisèle M. Baxter

Book(s) Reviewed

  • i.d. by Kate Scowen and Peter Mitchell
  • We Want You to Know by Deborah Ellis

Exorcising Demons (p. 133-134)
by Brandon McFarlane

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Climbing Patrick's Mountain by Des Kennedy
  • Open Arms by Marina Endicott
Subjects: Novel

by Janice Fiamengo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Marian and the Major by Christl Verduyn
Subjects: Life Writing

by Pénélope Cormier

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mary-Jane la tueuse by Sylvia Maria Filion
Subjects: Quebec

Voir le visible (p. 136-137)
by Cyril Schreiber

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le silence est une voie navigable by Catherine Fortin
  • Les Rives claires by Michel Létourneau
  • Lointain écho de la petite histoire by Olivier Labonté and Philippe Haeck
Subjects: Poetry

by Natasha Dagenais

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'isle silencieuse by Maurice Gagnon

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'armée de terre cuite by Gary Geddes
  • Nisan by John Mikhail Asfour
Subjects: Poetry

Cutthroat Fashion (p. 140-141)
by Kevin Hung Te Tjia

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Zero History by William Gibson
Subjects: Science Fiction

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Valley Sutra by Sharanpal Ruprai and Kuldip Gill
  • Enter the Chrysanthemum by Sharanpal Ruprai and Fiona Lam
  • Fish Bones by Gillian Sze and Sharanpal Ruprai
  • Reticent Bodies by Moez Surani and Sharanpal Ruprai
Subjects: Poetry

Living On (p. 143-144)
by Lorraine Weir

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture by Barbara Thomson Godard and Smaro Kamboureli
Subjects: Literary Theory

Anti-Heroes All (p. 144-146)
by Janice Fiamengo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • On the Art of Being Canadian by Sherrill E. Grace

by Travis V. Mason

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Adrift on the Ark by Margaret Thompson
  • Grass, Sky, Song by Trevor Herriot

by Jorge Calderón

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Habiter la distance: Études en marge de la distance habitée by Guy Poirier and Lucie Hotte
Subjects: francophone

by Sophie Marcotte

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sillons by Collectif Collectif
Subjects: francophone

Words and Worlds (p. 148-149)
by Aaron Giovannone

Book(s) Reviewed

  • After the 6ix O'Clock News by Kemeny Babineau
  • Imaginary Maps by Darrell Epp
  • Other People's Lives by Chris Hutchinson
  • Passenger Flight by Brian Campbell
Subjects: Poetry

by Kathryn Carter

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Life Consumed by Diane Sims
  • Broad is the Way by Margaret Norquay
  • Mud Sweat and Tears by Bud Ings
Subjects: Life Writing

by Robert Vigneault

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Ecrire le réel by Naïm Kattan
Subjects: Essays

by Julia Morris-von Luczenbacher

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'Oeil de Marquise by Monique Larue
Subjects: Quebec

by Laurie McNeill

Book(s) Reviewed

  • On Diary by Jeremy D. Popkin and Julie Rak
Subjects: Life Writing

by Lisa Grekul

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Eva's Threepenny Theatre by Andrew Steinmetz
  • Century by Ray Smith
Subjects: Life Writing, Novel

Risky Business (p. 154-156)
by Lisa Grekul

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
  • Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly
Subjects: Novel

by Judy Halebsky

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Gull by Daphne Marlatt
Subjects: Drama

Throats & Claws (p. 157-158)
by Emily Wall

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Grace Must Wander by Stephanie McKenzie
  • SLANT Room by Michael Eden Reynolds
  • The New Blue Distance by Jeanette Lynes
Subjects:

by Karl Jirgens

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Obituary of Light by Karl Jirgens and Susan Musgrave
  • Too Bad by Karl Jirgens and Robert Kroetsch
  • Memory's Daughter by Alice Major and Karl Jirgens
Subjects: Poetry

by Élise Lepage-Blumet

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Imaginaire sans frontières: Les lieux de l'écriture, l'écriture des lieux by Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska
Subjects: Essays

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Yellow by Antonio Porta
Subjects: Poetry

by Andrea MacPherson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • From This Distance by Karen McLaughlin
  • The Other Sister by Lola Lemire Tostevin
  • The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning

Connecting Freedom (p. 164-165)
by Juliane Okot Bitek

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Shadow in the Household by Bryan Prince and Juliane Okot Bitek
Subjects: Afro-Canadian

by Alexandre Gauthier

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Fort Mac by Marc Prescott and Alexandre Gauthier
Subjects: Quebec

Premières pages (p. 165-166)
by Emmanuel Bouchard

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'ɉmondé by Judy Quinn
  • Qui s'installe? by Hector Ruiz and Emmanuel Bouchard
  • Lests by Jacques Audet and Emmanuel Bouchard
Subjects: Poetry

Tough Being Tough (p. 166-167)
by Timothy E. Dugdale

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dog Eat Rat by Tom Walmsley
  • Octopus Intelligence by Timothy Quinn
  • The Skeleton Dance by Philip Quinn
Subjects: Urban Novel

Reading List (p. 168-169)
by Alison Calder

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Hooked on Canadian Books by T. F. Rigelhof

Short Simplicities (p. 169-170)
by Kathryn Carter

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Truth and Other Fictions by Eva Tihanyi
  • Fragments of the World by Helene Rioux
  • Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis
Subjects: Short Fiction

by Pierre-Yves Mocquais

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Cahiers Charlevoix 7 by Charlevoix Société and Pierre-Yves Mocquais
Subjects: francophone

by David C. Waddell

Book(s) Reviewed

  • asking questions indoors and out by Anne Compton
  • This Way Out by Carmine Starnino
Subjects: Poetry

by Deborah Bowen

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Skin Boat by John Terpstra
Subjects: Religion

Responsible Voices (p. 175-176)
by Jannik Eikenaar

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Oonagh by Mary Tilberg
Subjects: Novel

by Tanya Christiansen

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Knife Sharpener's Bell by Rhea Tregebov
Subjects: Novel

by Douglas Ivison

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Barry Callaghan by Priscila Uppal and Douglas Ivison

Power of Stories (p. 179-180)
by Sophie McCall

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
  • The Moon of Letting Go by Richard Van Camp
Subjects: First Nations

by Linda Quirk

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Carol Shields by Aritha van Herk and Conny Steenman-Marcusse
  • Following the Curve of Time by Cathy Converse

by Neil Querengesser

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Vain Thing by Tom Wayman
  • Boundary Country by Tom Wayman
  • Woodstock Rising by Tom Wayman
Subjects: Novel

A Great Achievement (p. 183-184)
by Mervyn Nicholson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Collected Works of Pat Lowther by Christine Wiesenthal
Subjects: Poetry

by Marlene Briggs

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Media, Memory, and the First World War by David Williams
Subjects: Historiography

by Maria Pentrelli Cotroneo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Prudent Mariner by Leslie Walker Williams
  • I Have My Mother's Eyes by Barbara Ruth Bluman

Painful Transitions (p. 187-189)
by Ryan J. Cox

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Meniscus by Shane Neilson
  • Path of Descent and Devotion by Ilya Tourtidis
  • The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth
  • The Last House by Michael Kenyon
Subjects: Poetry

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Shopping for Sabzi by Nitin Deckha
  • The Sherpa and Other Fictions by Nila Gupta


Opinions & Notes

Joseph B. Glass