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Posts tagged ‘Arsenal Pulp Press’

Review: Scarborough

Catherine Hernandez brings her keen gifts for observation and compassion to bear on her dynamic first novel, Scarborough. Set largely in the Scarborough neighbourhood of Kingston/Galloway, the novel explores a compelling cast of adult and youth characters who congregate in and around a family literacy centre in Rouge Hill Public School. Read more


My Body Is Yours: In conversation with Michael V. Smith

What does it mean to be a man? How does the experience of intimacy between men–the terror and rawness of emotional and physical vulnerability, and the possibility of shared tenderness–figure into our understandings of masculinity at this particular moment in time? Read more

When Nothing Looks Familiar: Reviewing Shawn Syms

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you know I’m a big fan of Shawn Syms’ collection¬†Nothing Looks Familiar.¬†Plenitude ¬†just published my review of this spectacular story collection. Read more

Nothing Looks Familiar: In conversation with Shawn Syms

Shawn Syms writes stories that push boundaries–of identity, compassion, of what it means to be alive and human at this particular moment in time. I’m a big fan of his work, in particular the deep respect and humility he offers his characters, allowing space for the many complex edges of their lives to co-exist and intermingle fully, without judgement. Read more