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October in the Soo

Shelly (Tal) Bressette portrait

October in the Soo       Poetry and photography by Shelly (Tal) Bressette Staring out the hotel window at choppy river water rippling fast below, cold as Algoma Steel. Tom Thomson shades of muted rust and gold rim distant shorelines and unseen winds billow beneath playful gulls’ wings. Stacks of spongy clouds climb above… Continue Reading October in the Soo

Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Cover of book titled Searching for Terry Punchout by Tyler Hellard against a blue background overlaid by a book club stamp

Tyler Hellard was interviewed for The Athletic about his award-nominated hockey novel, Searching for Terry Punchout. Read the interview here (with subscription). We’ve included a short excerpt below. Grab your own copy of Searching for Terry Punchout during our Flash Sale! We’re selling the book from our website for just $10 (and the ebook for… Continue Reading Flash Sale: Searching for Terry Punchout

Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life

Art by author: Ashley Obscura

Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life Essay and artwork by Ashley Obscura When I was presented with the opportunity and encouragement to write this essay I was in the midst of a personal crisis. I had just received my first, hard-earned travel grant to attend my first AWP Conference last year in… Continue Reading Extracting Hope from Poison: On Quitting the Writer’s Life

Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Text reads: Books by Black Canadian Writers against a black and white background.

Actions speak louder than words, but we hope the two can be complementary. If you’ve arrived on this website looking to purchase an Invisible book, we ask that you also consider purchasing a book by a Black Canadian author. We’ve provided a list below to get you started. This list is not meant to be… Continue Reading Recommended Reads by Black Canadian Writers

Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

A list of books for swimmers or about swimming

“In water, like in books—you can leave your life.” ― Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water A collection of books about bodies of water and those who swim them. The Last Wave by Gillian Best (House of Anansi)The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and… Continue Reading Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Pop Fiction: book and soda pairings

Match made in heaven alert: We’ve paired up our books with sodas made by our excellent pals at The County Bounty! POP FICTION gives you the perfect small-batch drink to go with your perfect small-batch book. What a perfect way to stick it to Amazon, amiright? We’ve got three pairings up for grabs right now:… Continue Reading Cold drinks + books = summer is finally here

Nature Books

Nature books blog post image

To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian-authored books that speak to our many relationships to nature – celebratory, contemplative, curious and complex. Feel free to add more in the comments! Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse (Second Story Press)The story of the… Continue Reading Nature Books

Controller B & Typewriter Funk

Hey! How are you keeping? We support you doing whatever you need in order to rest, repair and renew during this trying time. It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re amazed by the projects and performances some of Invisible’s poets (and friends of) are undertaking to support their books. Below are just a few! The first… Continue Reading Controller B & Typewriter Funk

“Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”

Blog post graphic introducing a musical playlist curated by Swimmers in Winter author Faye Guenther.

Hi reader, How are you doing in these strange times? Where I live, it’s week three of a declared state of emergency, in the middle of this global pandemic (COVID-19). Wherever you are, I hope you’re doing okay, and finding ways to keep your spirit up and your heart full and your body moving. Music’s… Continue Reading “Keep singing, keep playing, keep dancing. Keep writing.”