Tag Archives: literature

“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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Books to Read after a Lesbian Break-up

I’m a big believer in the power of books to fix any kind of problem.  So, of course, since I’m going through a break-up, I turned to my somewhat massive collection of books for comfort and I guess all sorts … Continue reading

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A Queer Collection Indeed: A Review of Zhush Redux: An OUTwrites Anthology

How did it take me so long to hear about OUTwrites, a bi-monthly queer writing collective based out of Toronto?  Even more exciting is the fact that this group has a published version of some of their respective members’ works … Continue reading

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Best Queer Women’s Books of 2013 (that I read, anyway)

It’s that time of year again!  I have to say looking over what was published this year, I feel a bit behind. I just got a copy of Nicola Griffith’s epic early Medieval novel about the bisexual saint named Hild … Continue reading

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A Dark, Promising Debut: A Review of Andrea Routley’s Jane and the Whales

If you’ve been following the goings-on in queer Can lit, you’ll likely recognize this name: Andrea Routley.  Just in case: Routley is the founder and editor of Plenitude, Canada’s queer literary magazine based out of Victoria.  I’ve been really impressed … Continue reading

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“Glitter-Dusted Revolution:” A Review of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Book of Poetry Love Cake

I’ve been wanting to read something by, in her own words, “queer disabled Sri Lankan cis femme writer, performer, organizer and badass visionary healer” Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha for quite some time, having heard about the awesome cultural work she’s been doing in … Continue reading

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Talking Sculptures, Sexy Sea Creatures, and Dinner with Your Ex: A Review of Plenitude’s Third Issue

The third issue of Plenitude certainly starts off on a high note: Vancouver writer and performance artist Amber Dawn’s short story “The Nevelson” is a brilliant, fantastical, cheeky, and funny piece of fiction.  Queer and feminist in the oddest and … Continue reading

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