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We are very pleased to have David Williams, author of upcoming Spring 2017 release Milton’s Leveller God, as our guest blogger. His new book takes a look at political evolution in Milton’s epic poems, from feudal monarchy to Leveller-style democracy in heaven and on earth. In his guest blog post, Williams discusses The Crisis of Liberal Democracy.
Academic … Read More >
The full review by Bill Neumire can be found in the 3:2 “THE WILD” issue (print or digital) of Vallum.
Below is an excerpt taken from … Read More >
April is poetry month, to celebrate we are sharing some of our favourite poems from a few of the titles in our Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series.
Shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, 2016.
By Sarah Tolmie
See you and raise you. Raise you like an island
Hove in sight. Raise you like the window … Read More >
We are very excited to announce that Trio, a collection of 120 sonnets and part of our Hugh Maclennan Poetry Series, has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial award. Congratulations to Sarah Tolmie for this well-deserved honour.
On April 9th, Sarah Tolmie presented the Trio Prize to Erica de la Cruz, a 2013 piano graduate from the University of Waterloo.
The Trio Prize of $500 was a composition prize offered to music students and recent graduates at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, to set 7-10 sonnets from Read More >
Happy Poetry Month! This month is the 17th annual, nation-wide celebration of poetry and its vital place in Canadian culture.
To celebrate, we’re offering an online sale with 30% off all poetry titles in the Hugh Maclennan Series, named in honour of the late Hugh MacLennan, acclaimed Canadian novelist and a poet in his own … Read More >
But how then can we remain involved in what evolves of its own accord? How can we move away from a life forged by human design towards a quietly attentive … Read More >
Next Tuesday, January 27, 8:00 PM
About THE WINTER COUNT:
Although relatively few First Nations joined the 1885 Métis insurgence, the Canadian … Read More >
National Poetry Month is drawing to a close this week, but don’t worry! Our poetry month sale will be going strong until mid-May. The online sale features all titles in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series, including our newest releases, Some Dance, by Ricardo Sternberg, and Outside, Inside, by Michael Penny. Click here
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To continue our celebration of Poetry Month, today’s guest blogger is MQUP editor and award-winning writer, Mark Abley.
Poetry has many roots, many functions. One of its functions is elegy. One of its roots is the human need to recall and celebrate the dead. What I attempted to do in my poem “A Labrador Duck” is to … Read More >