After the airplane takes off, the first thing I do is to turn off the screen in front of me. Then I get out my book and join the minority. But if I am on Air Canada, and if it is my first flight of the month, I like to see whether there is anything to... [Read more...]David Gilmour Steps in it. Or Maybe Everyone Else Has. by Brian Fawcett
Toronto writer David Gilmour, whose new novel Extraordinary was recently published by Patrick Crean Editions, is being publicly flogged for saying that he doesn’t want to teach women writers in his Victoria College classes at the University of Toronto. He made... [Read more...]Ice Cream by Norbert Ruebsaat
1. Norbert didn’t like ice cream. When Uncle Bill Sykes picked him up from school he would take Norbert’s small hand into his large one and they would walk from the school to the store where the ice cream was and he would buy Norbert ice cream. Uncle Bill Sykes was... [Read more...]
Newest ArticlesPages I Have Trouble With 3: Grappa
George Bowering finds a pronoun in the wrong seat on an airliner, placed there by a writer who should know better.David Gilmour Steps in it. Or Maybe Everyone Else Has.
Brian Fawcett doesn’t find David Gilmour’s disinterest in teaching women writers criminal. What bothers him is the hysterical response to it.Ice Cream
Norbert Ruebsaat on the boy who didn’t like ice cream.The New American Poetry Revisited — Again
Michael Boughn has been teaching “The New American Poetry” in recent years, and thinking about what it means.Putting the CON into Consultation
A. Resident posts a warning to those readers who might be thinking of getting involved in a public consultation with urban planners and developers.Read all articles
Newest ReviewsWomen Travellers in Iran
Let’s not go there! Vivien Lougheed on women travelling in Iran.Re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A First Anniversary Requiem
It’s the month of the first anniversary of the death of writer Gore Vidal. Stan Persky remembers.Real World Happiness
Norbert Ruebsaat’s reflections on families, happiness and Brian Fawcett.Children of the Daze
Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…Why Did Alt Lit Cross the Road?
Tao Lin’s new novel, “Taipei,” reviewed by Stan Persky from a rocking chair.Read all reviews