news | Monday July 27, 2015
Nikki Reimer’s DOWNVERSE and ryan fitzpatrick’s Fortified Castles, both published by Talon in 2014, are reviewed together by Eric Schmaltz in Canadian Literature online. No doubt the below extract will intrigue you, so go ahead and read the full review.
Amid austerity, rampant racism, trans- and homophobia, economic precarity, and political failures, it is hard to suggest that our modern conditions are anything other than bleak. This review will briefly identify some of the ways that these two authors have developed immersive writing strategies that reflect and respond to this turbulent landscape, where despondence and cynicism reign amid a noise of hashtags, commentary, and inflated personalities.