Tag Archives: Poetry

Close Reading a poem by Sarah Burgoyne

Sarah Burgoyne

Sarah Burgoyne’s new chapbook Love the Sacred Raisin Cakes, published by baseline press in 2014, is gorgeous inside and out. A book object to hold in the hand and admire, the content is simultaneously gentle and unforgiving, a paper cut to the reader’s sensibility. Destroying healthy plants, “aphids […] invent lace” in the process. Pearls are compared with onions that bring you to tears. That which is sacred, is also sweet, silly and sacrilegious as raisin cakes. Here I will consider one poem, reprinted with permission.

By Klara du Plessis

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The FOMO Report: SLS Readings Montreal

SLS Montreal

Jay Winston Ritchie considers the SLS readings that took place in Montreal 20-22 February 2015.

Ten readers, three days, two locations. Another out of season Summer Literary Seminars program has come and gone. This time last year ARIANA REINES and EILEEN MYLES were making waves around the city, and I got FOMO pretty bad about it. I made sure not to miss anything this time. Here’s what went down over the weekend.

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“a person woven in jazz”: album review of Jaguar Harmonics


Jaguar Harmonics album cover

By Klara du Plessis

The album Jaguar Harmonics is a magical hybrid of richly evocative poetry written and recited by Anne Waldman, set to a landscape of sound by Devin Brahja Waldman, Ha-Yang Kim, Daniel Carter, and Ambrose Bye (at Fast Speaking Music studio in NYC). Here word and music combine to birth a brilliantly contemporary genre that straddles storytelling, opera, and a general free jazz kind of sound.

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Reviews: Jay Winston Ritchie and Ali Pinkney

Ali Pinkney's Tampion

Ali Pinkney’s Tampion

The Résonance Reading Series has been running for over a year now and boasts an ever-expanding array of readers, both young upcoming and established. Recently I realized how many book launches I’ve attended of local writers who performed at Résonance before. In the spirit of support and pride, I’ve decided to write one-paragraph reviews of as many of these books as possible.

By Klara du Plessis

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