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On May 6, 2013, renowned playwrights from Quebec and across Canada gathered in Montreal to commemorate the last fifty years of contemporary performance writing for the stage under the umbrella of the Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PVM), a professional theatre centre based in Montreal and dedicated to the development of Canadian work and new writers for the stage. Translator Linda Gaboriau was honoured with a special tribute. (More on this event from the Montreal Gazette)
Translator Sheila Fischman was also recently honoured in Montreal, at the Opening Cocktail of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival a few weeks ago, as one of “two key players of the era in which our national literature went from neglect to proper appreciation”:
Sheila Fischman has done more than perhaps any other single person to bridge the divide between French- and English-language readers of Canadian fiction.(More on this event from the Montreal Gazette)
We look forward to seeing the ongoing contributions of these excellent translators to Canadian literature!
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
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.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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