news | Wednesday January 7, 2015

Our Best of 2014, According to the Year-End Lists

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).

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