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The year-end lists have come! It was an excellent year for Talon poetry; five of our poetry titles made it onto year-end lists.
We are pleased that Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems by Phyllis Webb was chosen by editor Bruce Whiteman as a best book of 2014 on Canadian Notes & Queries. Well deserved!
Poet rob mclennan also included four Talon titles on his year-end favourites list: Cecily Nicholson’s From the Poplars, Natalie Simpson’s Thrum, Nikki Reimer’s DOWNVERSE, and ryan fitzpatrick’s Fortified Castles. See his list on DUSIE.
Jonathan Ball also picked his favourites for the Winnipeg Free Press, and among them were DOWNVERSE and Thrum. He also gave Fortified Castles an honourable mention. See his list here.
Finally, the Alliance Française de Baltimore published its Top Ten French Books of the Year to Facebook (see here), and third on the list is the novel Birth of a Bridge by Maylis de Kerangal (translated by Jessica Moore).
August 12, 2018, is Buy a Quebec Book Day. Celebrate by purchasing a recent Talonbooks book in translation!Friday July 27, 2018 in Meta-Talon
Next year marks the tenth anniversary of Fred Wah’s is a door : to celebrate, Talon takes a look back at how the book got its name.Thursday March 8, 2018 in Meta-Talon
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Peters’s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.)
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