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Fall Books Preview: Getting booked

Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
 Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 17, 2010

Sing your life

Charles Spearin's Happiness Project — to be performed this Friday at the Middle East Downstairs as part of a trio of Torontonian acts — was originally just that: a project.
The Happiness Project speaks volumes
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 27, 2009

Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009

Selected and otherwise

Simic is a poet not of big gloomy poems but of small glooms and fears that haunt our waking lives and disturb our sleep.
A sheaf of post-April poetry and poets
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  May 13, 2008

Sweet fallout

Philip Whalen (1923–2002) is a great American poet.
Philip Whalen’s word bombs
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 14, 2008

Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place

Ferrini and Riaf present the complex American literary figure Charles Olson in a clear way by focusing not on the facts of his life but on the facts of his work.
The best film about an American poet ever made
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  September 12, 2007

April 20, 2007

Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 18, 2007