Tag Archives: Feminist

“how to live with the baggage of life”: A Review of Jane Rule’s Memoir TAKING MY LIFE

I want to start off this review with a confession: Taking My Life, legendary Canadian lesbian writer Jane Rule’s memoir, was given to me as a review copy for this blog not long after I first began it in 2012. … Continue reading

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Taking Root: A Review of Amber Dawn’s Poetry Collection WHERE THE WORDS END AND MY BODY BEGINS

Have you ever heard of something called a glosa poem? If you haven’t, you’re like me when I picked up Amber Dawn’s debut poetry collection Where the Words End and My Body Begins, which is comprised of these things called … Continue reading

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The Effortlessly Gorgeous and Revolutionary: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Emma Donoghue has managed to completely overwhelm me with her book of fairy tales, Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins.  Her writing in this stunning collection somehow channels the smooth and effortless voice of old, old tales passed … Continue reading

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New Stories by Mariko Tamaki and Zoe Whittall; Plus, Queer Feminist Read Dating in Toronto!

Looking for some great, free, short reads by two of Canada’s best (queer women) authors? Mariko Tamaki recently had a short story published in the journal Joyland: it’s called “The Convicted”–intriguing, eh? Written in a rambling, spoken-kind of style, the … Continue reading

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An Ideal Read for a Thoughtful Night at a Coffeehouse: A Review of Gail Scott’s Main Brides

Montreal writer Gail Scott’s 1993 book Main Brides is less a novel than a series of snapshots, taken with the camera of the main character Lydia’s eyes.  It’s a book where mood and atmosphere are more important than plot or … Continue reading

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Reimagining Queer Canadian Women’s Herstory: A Review of Daphne Marlatt’s Novel Ana Historic

For a viscerally experimental and gorgeously postmodern glimpse at queer Canadian women’s herstory, there is no better place to look than Daphne Marlatt’s 1988 novel Ana Historic.  I say postmodern and experimental because the novel undoubtedly is, but this is … Continue reading

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