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Imagined Truths: Richard Lemm’s “Mythic” Memoir

Richard Lemm, an Islander-by-choice, author, and UPEI professor since 1986, will launch his memoir, Imagined Truths: Myths from a Draft-Dodging Poet, published by Tidewater Books (Vancouver). The launch will take place on Thursday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in The Carriage House at Beaconsfield, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, and feature Matt Rainnie, CBC Main Street…

Dear Jane: a Letter on Return of the Wild Goose

This post is a revised version of a letter I wrote to PEI poet Jane Ledwell after I read her new book, Return of the Wild Goose, with its central subject of Katherine Hughes (1876-1925), born and raised on PEI. Return of the Wild Goose is not only an exploration of Hughes’ life; it is…

Bruce Hunter is In the Bear’s House

Finally, the language of the novel is everywhere vivid, evocative, captivating. He is a fiction-writing poet for whom the poetry serves the story and characters, without stealing the stage and showing off. The writing subtly dazzles.

Anna Marie Sewell: Poetry – Water Flowing with Names

[S]he solemnly celebrates the struggle, often painful, often joyous, to nurture one’s children, protect one’s people, and be part of the renaissance of one’s culture. In “Knit” she writes of unravelling “knots between when we come into this world sacred / and sacred take our leave.”


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