Join us as we celebrate the launch of three new outstanding books of poetry from Wolsak & Wynn:
Arguments with the Lake by Tanis Rideout
The Civic-mindedness of Trees by Ken Howe
A Nervous City by Chris Pannell.
The authors will be on hand to give short readings from their new books and to sign copies for you.
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR OUR SPRING BOOKS:
For Tanis Rideout
“Cold-eyed and driven, these poems carve away the fatty sentiments around the Great Lake swimmers, those glamour girls of myth. With these constantly surprising and multifarious narratives starring Marilyn Bell and Shirley Campbell, two girls swallowing the ‘frigid knife of water’, Tanis Rideout proves herself capable of just about anything.”
— Carolyn Smart
"Poems that swim elegantly, that slide streamlined with every other flowing thing—as if they themselves were another layer of fluid."
— Gord Downie
For Ken Howe
"In The Civic-Mindedness of Trees, an acorn has a “beret tilted at the exact subtle angle/and round face exquisitely featureless.” Play here is serious business. In Ken Howe’s witty, thoughtful new book, trees are points of reference, compositional elements, instigators of verbal riffs, and splendid imaginative fields. Without being required to behave like human beings, they show us, mostly by contrast, and with pleasing complexity, something about what it is to be human."
— Daisy Fried
"Sub- and -urban both, Chris Pannell's poetry is as much emotional cartography as verse, little maps of knowing place, and all the raw love that comes with that kind of attention. A Nervous City looks beyond the veneer and facades of modern urban sprawl to find the what's broken and filthy, then examines it minutely, seeking beauty."
— George Murray