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Poetry Reviews in the Winnipeg Free Press

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National Poetry month is only a week away, and we suggest you prepare for the many poetry events that will be taking place in the GTA in April by picking up and reading some of the outstanding books of poetry published in Canada this year. In his Sunday arts column in the Winnipeg Free Press, writer, reviewer and editor Maurice Mierau recommends four books that were recently published by Ontario presses: Randall Maggs’s Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems (Brick Books), by Jacob Scheier’s More to Keep Us Warm (ECW Press), Alison Pick’s The Dream World (McClelland & Stewart) and Sheri Benning's Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books).

Mierau's reviews are concise and edifying. He calls Randall Maggs’s Night Work “Lovingly and obsessively researched, it reads like a combination sports bio and Greek tragedy.” He praises Jacob Scheier's More to Keep Us Warm as a “a solid debut.... Scheier's sensibility is that of a shy standup comedian with an unusual interest in religious studies.” Alison Pick's The Dream World “is elegant and gracefully written” and “boasts an innovative mix of physical experience and abstraction, and a very accomplished voice.” Sheri Benning's Thin Moon Psalm “has a romantic sensibility while being thoroughly contemporary.”

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