Season II of The Negative Review

October 2021: A guest post by John Nyman on exploring whiteness in Canadian poetry. 

November 2021: A guest post by Carl Watts on modes of reviewing in Canadian poetry. 

December 2021: Shane Neilson reviews a wokester’s book as the wokester would have, had he not gone respectable for the year his book was out. 

January 2022: Part 1 of a long essay on Rob Winger’s selection by Dionne Brand

February 2022: Part II of that long essay. (Total of both pieces, about 10,000 words) 

March 2022: An essay on Best Canadian Poetry 2021

April 2022: A review of Bardia Sinaee’s Intruder, as ruined by Kevin Connolly. 

May 2022: A review of rob mclennan’s Book of Smaller in his own style, as well as a parody of the 2022 Griffin jury deliberations

June-July 2022: Runaway Griffin Jury

What’s next? I play my cards close to my chest, this being the internet and all. Lots of fun though.

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Tour for YOU MAY NOT TAKE (with Jim Johnstone & the superlative Infinity Mirror)

Dates past:

London at TAP Creativity March 24 2022

Toronto at Knife:Fork:Book March 27 2022


Kingston April 13 2022 7 PM Novel Idea POSTPONED FOR SUMMER

Montreal April 19 2022 6:30 PM LE RESERVOIR, 2nd Floor 9 Av. Duluty E.

Fredericton April 20 2022 6:30 PM Gallery on Queen

Petitcodiac Public Library April 21 2022 time 12 noon

Moncton Attic Owl Series April 21 2022 C’est La Vie Cafe 6 PM

Halifax Eve of Poetry Series April 22 2022 Halifax Public Library 7:30 PM

Two new chapbooks!

In December, my friend Jim Johnstone published For the Living, a chapbook concerning . . . living persons! You can order it here.

In October, my friends at swallow::tale press published Revolutionary Doctrine of the True Faith. It’s WILD! And beautifully produced by Feyxuan who really knocks things out of the park, design-wise. Think of them when you’re book-ing! Order it here or if in Canada write me direct. Oh, and the chapbook was reviewed already at the mighty Wordgathering! My gratitude to Diane Wiener!