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rob mclennan on old-school chapbook-making

rob mclennan's chapbook production process

How to make chapbooks (the old-fashioned way, rob mclennan It has been pointed out to me that how I physically produce chapbooks is a bit ridiculous. Well, maybe not ridiculous, but certainly antiquated. Occasionally I’ll have an author request I email a final proof of their chapbook before it heads off to the printer, not […]

Ten Books that Put One Foot in Front of the Other

“A mind narrows when it has too much to bear. Art is not born of unwanted constriction. Art wants formless and spacious quiet, anti-social daydreaming, time away from the consumptive volume of everyday life.” ― Kyo Maclear, Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation These 10 books feature themes of walking, with or without purpose, […]

On Pieces and My Pelvis by Jess Taylor

“The crack’s in me,” I said heroically. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Crack-Up”. I drew a picture of myself once as a blue alien figure, without form or face, looking out of a window. From the chest, a rod ran up through the page and down through the ground, piercing the figure in two. I […]

The Galleria Mall in Book Form!

Galleria Mall photo

A couple of years ago, Invisible published my first book, a collection of short stories called Everything Life Has to Offer. I’m now finishing up a second book, but this one’s entirely different. It focuses on Toronto’s Galleria Mall—a shopping mall in the city’s west end that was built in 1972 and is known for […]

Creating Beauty through Poetry: An Interview with Shirley Camia

Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet. She is the author of four collections of poetry: the forthcoming Mercy (Turnstone Press, 2019); Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017), 2018 winner of The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award (Book Design) at the Manitoba Book Awards, and an Honourable Mention in Poetry at The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence […]

De l’utilité de l’ennui is a GG finalist!

Félicitations to our pals at Les Éditions de Ta Mère! The translation they published of The Utility of Boredom, De l’utilité de l’ennui : textes de balle, is a finalist for the Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général / the Governor General’s literary awards in the French translation category. If you can read en francais, we […]

Recent Hockey Reads

Whether it’s because hockey is Canada’s national obsession or because we’ve just published a debut novel about small-town hockey life that iBooks reviewed as one of their favourite titles of the season – “definitely deserves a few stick taps” – but we’ve got the game on our minds! Here are some recent books about the […]

Poetry and its Preoccupations: An Interview with Annick MacAskill

Annick MacAskill’s debut collection of poetry, No Meeting Without Body, was published by Gaspereau Press in the spring of 2018. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Grain, Room, Canadian Notes & Queries, Prism, Versal, Arc, The Fiddlehead, and The Antigonish Review. She has also been selected as a finalist for prizes including the CBC Canada Writes Poetry Prize, the Edna Staebler Personal […]

Preview: The Babysitter by H.B. Hogan

This read’s on us: here’s a story from H.B. Hogan’s forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Keeps Happening, to get you through your first back-to-school/work/etc. commute. Enjoy! THE BABYSITTER Ruth, ten, sat at the kitchen table, chewing on her straw and avoiding Mandy’s eyes. Mandy was her fourteen-year-old neighbour, which made her practically an adult […]