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April 2017

Saturday April 29, 2017
Authors for Indies Day (national)

Saturday April 29, 2017
Poetry reading: Nikki Reimer in Calgary

May 2017

Thursday May 4, 2017
Play: “Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth” in Kamloops, BC

Friday May 5, 2017
Read Local BC Event: Meredith Quartermain and Anahita Jamali Rad at the Cottage Bistro in Vancouver, BC

Friday May 5, 2017
Play reading: “A Taste of Empire” by Jovanni Sy, Toronto

Saturday May 6, 2017
Book Launch: Same Diff at the Duplex (Vancouver, BC)

Monday May 8, 2017
Book Launch: Inspecting Nostalgia by R. Kolewe in Toronto

Thursday May 11, 2017
An intimate evening of music and song with Tomson Highway in Peterborough, ON

Monday May 15, 2017
Rumble Theatre’s Living Room with Tetsuro Shigematsu

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Reading: Stephen Collis at Cafe Voltaire (Prince George)

Thursday May 18, 2017
Play: “The Paradise Arms” in Vancouver

June 2017

Thursday June 8, 2017
Poetry reading: R. Kolewe with Tara-Michelle Ziniuk and Sarah Pinder, Toronto

July 2017

Thursday July 6, 2017
Play: “Hosanna” at the Centaur Theatre, Montreal

September 2017

Friday September 22, 2017
Sidney Literary Festival, featuring M.A.C. Farrant

October 2017

Thursday October 26, 2017
Play: "Only Drunks and Children" at the Magnus Theatre in Thunderbay, ON

November 2017

Friday November 3, 2017
Stephen Collis at the Festival of Readers (St. Catharines, ON)

January 2018

Tuesday January 16, 2018
Play: Empire of the Son at Alberta Theatre (Alberta, AB
Posted: Wednesday December 2, 2015
Judith Fitzgerald: In Memoriam (1952–2015)

With saddened hearts and gratitude for her contributions to literature and the arts, we join the Canadian literary community in mourning the recent passing of Judith Fitzgerald. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Fitzgerald passed away peacefully in her northern Ontario home on November 25, 2015, two weeks after her 63rd birthday. She was a passionate devotee of the arts and had an unyielding love of language that fulfilled vocations as a poet, editor, journalist, and critic.

Fitzgerald authored more than two dozen books of poetry, including Rapturous Chronicles (1996), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, Habit of Blues: Rapturous Chronicles II (1993), and River (1995), shortlisted for the Trillium Award. Given Names: New and Selected Poems (1985) was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and won the Writers’ Choice Award.

In the 1980s as a critic for the Globe and Mail, Fitzgerald received the Fiona Mee Award for Literary Journalism. “Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for her newspaper blog/column that fearlessly achieves the remarkable feat of raising the Globe and Mail to the condition of poetry,” writes Garry Thomas Morse in Jacket 2. She also penned a music column for the Toronto Star and worked in radio, where she created Today’s Country, a worldwide syndicated program that was the recipient of a Canadian Country Music Association Award.

Fitzgerald’s biographies include two on Sarah McLachlan: Building a Mystery: The Story of Sarah McLachlan and Lilith Fair (1997) and Sarah McLachlan: Building a Mystery (2000), as well as the one on Marshall McLuhan (his official biography): Marshall McLuhan: Wise Guy (2001).

Fitzgerald was also the recipient of the 2003 Chalmers Arts Fellowship for poetry, and has served as writer-in-residence for the Hamilton Public Library, Algoma University College, Laurentian University, and the University of Windsor.

She edited Un Dozen: Thirteen Canadian Poets, SP/ELLES: Poetry by Canadian Women, and First Person Plural, published by Black Moss Press in Windsor, as well as Bagne, or, Criteria for Heaven, by rob mclennan, published by Fredericton’s Broken Jaw Press.

Fitzgerald’s last book of poetry, Impeccable Regret, was published in Fall 2015 and launched at BookFest Windsor to critical acclaim.

Please email info@talonbooks.com to share any pictures, or tributes in memory of Judith Fitzgerald.



Recent news Articles
[cover of Inspecting Nostalgia] Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon

“The result is not simple”: Two Poems from Inspecting Nostalgia

By R. Kolewe

Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.

In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.

[Once in Blockadia cover] Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon

An excerpt from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands” by Stephen Collis

By Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.

[cover of An Honest Woman] Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon

“REDress”: A poem by Jónína Kirton, from An Honest Woman

By Jónína Kirton

For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.

Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon

Karasick gives to SFU library

Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.

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[cover of A Crossing of Hearts]
A Crossing of Hearts

Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman
Frontlist

[cover of A Taste of Empire]
A Taste of Empire

Jovanni Sy
Drama

[cover of An Honest Woman]
An Honest Woman

Jónína Kirton
Poetry

[cover of Crees in the Caribbean]
Crees in the Caribbean

Drew Hayden Taylor
Drama


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Backlist

[cover of Empire of the Son]
Empire of the Son

Tetsuro Shigematsu
Drama

[Entering Time cover]
Entering Time

Colin Browne
Non-Fiction

[cover of From Oral to Written]
From Oral to Written

Tomson Highway
Frontlist

[cover of In Search of New Babylon]
In Search of New Babylon

Dominique Scali
Translated by W. Donald Wilson
Frontlist

[cover of Inspecting Nostalgia]
Inspecting Nostalgia

R. Kolewe
Poetry

[cover of Legend]
Legend

Michael Blouin
Frontlist

[cover of Messenger]
Messenger

Wendy Lill
Frontlist

[cover of Same Diff]
Same Diff

Donato Mancini
Frontlist

[cover of The Gorge]
The Gorge

Nancy Shaw
Edited by Catriona Strang
Frontlist


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