Coupal’s use of form is sparing and effective – pantoum (“A Plain Run”), villanelle (“Her Own Fading Light”), and sestina (“Sestina for the Party”) cycle through the pages like crops with different harvest dates.
These Saskatchewanians possess a plethora of knowledge and experience, and they share it, along with up-to-date research, in Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens: a veritable encyclopedia (but far more fun) that instructs gardeners on everything...
Begamudre’s latest book begins with a prologue that, in part, reads: “Maybe I just want to see how many different ways I can write the truth.”
"Dave Margoshes’s sixth volume of poetry confirms him as a poet who translates life experiences into sensitive commentaries on the deep structures of humanity. In this instance, his focus is on family and death. Coupled with that thoughtfulness is a playfulness that that both softens and stings. This collection demonstrates Margoshes’s remarkable control of his material and hisfundamental insight. The book is broken down into four sections, the first of which is the most affecting, though all contain gems."