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Christopher DiRaddo’s, The Geography of Pluto – transformative Quebecois queer fiction at its best

posted Sunday, December 18, 2022

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Originally published by Cormorant Books in 2014, Christopher DiRaddo’s The Geography of Pluto is an acclaimed  slice-of-gay-life novel set in 1990s Montreal. It has now been republished by Véhicule Press, and there is plenty to recommend about it. Will Ambrose is a geography teacher who comes out in his early twenties with the support of […]

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Keith Garebian’s “Finger to Finger” poetry collection is an elegy to a lifetime of love

posted Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Keith Garebian’s tenth poetry collection, Finger to Finger, may come as a surprise even to those of us who are used to his soul-baring, as evidenced in his finely wrought collection about ancestry, Poetry Is Blood, or his frank reflections on surviving cancer, Scan. I say surprise, because this may be his strongest and most […]

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Spain at the Crossroads — The Book of Casey Adair by Ken Harvey

posted Thursday, June 9, 2022

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In the late-1930s, writers as diverse in their outlook as George Orwell, Emma Goldman and Ernest Hemingway flocked to Spain in search of writing material. They quickly found it, as the country was in the midst of a civil war. Sometimes, however, writers find themselves unintentionally wrapped up in real-life events as intoxicating as any […]

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Felice Picano’s new-found “Songs and Poems”

posted Thursday, May 19, 2022

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In a career spanning nearly half a century, embracing memoirs, literary fiction, sci-fi and thrillers alike, it’s odd that Felice Picano’s oeuvre has boasted only one full poetry collection—until now. It may be even odder that but for an act of serendipity this belated second volume might never have happened. His first collection, The Deformity […]

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David Bateman’s Dr. Sad – a heady delight to read

posted Friday, May 6, 2022

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You know immediately when you are in the hands of a master wordsmith. David Bateman, novelist and poet, is just that. His elegant sentences and witty wordplay are as lithe and adept as the movements of a trained dancer. Whether talking about pure sex or the intricacies of the heart, he lets his words lead. […]

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