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The Holy Nothing
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|October 17, 2016

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Most of Jessica Hiemstra's new poems were written over several winters. Perhaps all that snow covering every living thing gave Hiemstra enough quiet to think. These were hard poems to write, she says. They arrived both suddenly and slowly. To Hiemstra the poems…
Oderin
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|November 14, 2018

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A new collection by Newfoundland poet Agnes Walsh, her first since the release of Going Around With Bachelors (2007). Born and brought up in Placentia, Newfoundland, Walsh studied folklore in Georgia (USA), before returning home and taking to writing works…
Strangers & Others: Newfoundland Essays
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|September 8, 2015

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A new and exquisite volume of critical essays by Stan Dragland, one of Canada's best essayists, **Strangers and Others: Newfoundland Essays** is a collection of Dragland's writings on Newfoundland subjects, literary and otherwise. (Novelists Paul Bowdring and…
Out From The Harbour: Outport Life Before Resettlement

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"But I think I have told you a love story. Is there any other word for it? ' Sense of place' doesn't seem to quite cut it for Tack's Beach and me. I hope that in my flick around Tack's Beach harbour in the 1950s, I have shed a bit of light upon where we hail…
Apocrypha: Further Journeys
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|April 16, 2003

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Apocrypha&#44 a shaped collection of writing by Stan Dragland produced over two decades&#44 is a passionate meditation on the meeting of life and literature&#44 and a text of rumination&#44 invention&#44 and rhapsody&#46 Dragland looks at the texts of strangers…
New Life in Dark Seas: Brick Books 25

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A quarter of a century old and youthful still, Brick Books offers this selection, as inclusive as we could make it, of the writers we have published through the years. Most of these writers are poets, since Brick Books specializes in poetry, but we're pleased to…
Winter in Tilting: Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport
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|March 11, 2015

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A book about "slide hauling," a type of seasonal winter work using horses, which was common until the late 1980s in Tilting, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Maintaining the slide paths was a communal activity: oral history describing the slide hauling process,…
Sister Language
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|September 15, 2019

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Sister Language is a collaboration, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, is schizophrenic. In the careful building of a bridge between sisters, a prose nonpareil is achieved, and a linguistic "bridge" created…
Strangers & Others: The Great Eastern
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|September 16, 2016

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Goon Show meets Jonathan Swift: that's The Great Eastern. Guy Davenport meets the CBC: that's Dragland. // Much has changed in the profile of Newfoundland culture in the time since The Great Eastern went off the air on CBC Radio. There has been a new and wider…
The Difficult
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|October 17, 2019

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The Difficult was at first a footnote to an essay on Lisa Moore's novel, February. I was defending that novel against an absurd charge that it was anti-feminist. That quite accessible novel had been so superficially and insensitively read that I began to wonder…
Local Haunts
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|October 26, 2019

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The growth of a poet's mind through the darkness of remembered trauma into the light of creativity. It ends with "Sunrise On The Coldstream Road" originally written almost 40 years ago
Lamb
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|November 30, 2018

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Words "don't hold the world," writes Michael Kenyon in LAMB, "because we/ absorb the shallow fast first meaning." In its line-by-line leaping precision, in the carefully detailed manyness of its particulars, in its expansive, intricate, overarching design, LAMB…
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