Tagged with poetry

Book report #23 (2019)

Twitch Force, by Michael Redhill. Pub 2019 I was attracted to this book because of the author – last year, I read and enjoyed a novel by Michael Redhill, and so was interested to read his poetry. Unfortunately, the poetry was not as enjoyable as the novel, nor as interesting as the cover art. The … Continue reading

Book report #14 (2019)

Little Dogs, by Michael Crummey. Pub 2016 New and selected poems from a favourite writer, this was a great way to get introduced to Crummey’s excellent poetry. The book includes selections from his previous four collections along with a set of new poems. The landscapes, the people, the history and the personal details are intertwined … Continue reading

Letters on film

This year’s first cinematic list takes a look at letters in movies (or epistolary film, which I was somewhat surprised to learn is not only a genre, but has subgenres). As my lists must include films I’ve actually seen, my own experience of examples is somewhat limited. Here are the ones I know and love: … Continue reading

Books on Film

Time for another cinematic list. Since I’m putting a lot of effort this year (although clearly not right now) into reading, I thought a list of adaptations of novels into film, where the makers got it just right, would be apropos. My rule for this list – I have to have both read the book … Continue reading

Book report #16 (2018)

There is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories, by Naomi Shihab Nye. Pub 2011 This is the second book I’ve read by this author (last year I read her quasi-essays “I’ll Ask You Three Times: Are You OK?”). This one is just as quirky as the first, but very different as well. After an … Continue reading

Books 11 and 12 (2018)

Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur. Pub 2015 The Other Side of Ourselves, by Rob Taylor. Pub 2011 Poetry time. I finished both of these on the same day, even though I started one a while ago. Insomnia is a great friend to making progress on the reading list. These two books couldn’t be more … Continue reading

Book report #23 (2017)

Poems that make grown women cry – ed. Anthony Holden and Ben Holden. Pub 2016 An interesting anthology – poems selected by a diverse group of women (mostly actors and celebrities) with an intro by each about the significance of the poem to them. Even without the intros, this would be an good, if eclectic, … Continue reading

Book of Treasures – Grade 8

Grade 8: September to December 1979, Souris Elementary School, Souris, PE. Teacher – Mr. D. MacDonald. January to June 1980, Van Bellingham Elementary School, Winnipeg, MB. Teacher – Mrs. A. Enns. In the summer before Grade 8, we moved with my dad to Souris, PE, a tiny town in Eastern Prince Edward Island. The change … Continue reading

Book report #2 (2017)

Love Sonnets and Elegies, by Louise Labé.  I was introduced to Louise Labé last year – a site on FaceBook posted one of her poems (Sonnet 18, “Kiss me, rekiss me, & kiss me again”) on Valentines Day, as a promotion for a reissue of their English translation. I was hooked. A 16th-century quasi-feminist (I … Continue reading