Best of Canadian Blogs

CBC has done a “best of” feature of arts blogs in Canada. During the past few years, a small crop of top-quality, homegrown arts blogs have taken root online. Here, we present 10 of the very best. These are blogs that deliver a depth of knowledge, degree of passion and quality of writing that rival […]

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New Web Site

Welcome to the new site. I’ll be updating and designing for the next little while, so be patient. I’m currently on vacation in New Brunswick so the process might be slower.

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Cheeko, 1994-2006

Cheeko died last Tuesday. The vet thought his heart gave out. That or a tumor burst near his heart. Either way it was really serious and we decided to put him to sleep. In other news, at about the same time last week I got a rejection from Gaspereau Press re: my manuscript. However, they […]

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National Book Critics Circle

Winners announced here. The poetry winner is Jack Gilbert for Refusing Heaven. It’s a book I bought back in January and highly recommend to the poet-types who read this blog. I’ve always been a fan of Doctorow, but I haven’t got around to reading his latest. Anyone know how this award works? I’m intrigued by […]

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Melting Glaciers (and Other News)

Here’s a disturbing story from the CBC about Greenland’s melting glaciers. Here’s just one lovely tidbit: If all of the ice on Greenland melted, it could raise sea levels seven metres. Most researchers say that would take at least 1,000 years, but, they add even half a metre could devastate low-lying countries. And if anyone’s […]

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