Reading, Writing, Listening: Author Spotlight – Michael Lithgow

Michael Lithgow’s poetry and writing have appeared in literary and academic journals including The / tEmz / Review, Poemeleon, Event, Literary Review of Canada, ARC Poetry, Cultural Trends, CV 2, Seismopolite, and TNQ. His first book of poetry, Waking in the Tree House, was shortlisted for the Quebec Writers Federation First Book Award. Work from this collection was included in the 2012 Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books). His second collection, Who We Thought We Were As We Fell (Cormorant Books), will be out in spring 2021.

His poem “Tumbling in spring” can be read on our website at

Canadian Literature issue 241, Reading, Writing, Listening is available to order through our online store.