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Writing Through Yoga

Writing and yoga are forms of expression; ideas and emotions are released from the mind in the act of writing, and stress and toxins are released from the body in … Continue reading

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Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien

This is just a sort of a review/recommendation. I want to write a proper review of Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the Perimeter, but for now I will recycle something I … Continue reading

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The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street

Catherine recently e-mailed me and asked what it was I loved about Mavis Gallant’s “The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street.” I was about to write back and then decided … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Magnified World by Grace O’Connell

I’d like to express what a wonderful impression the new novel Magnified World by Grace O’Connell has made on me. I’ve admired Grace O’Connell’s writing since we attended Queen’s University … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Bookstores of France

I feel like I am going through something like a long phase of mourning for bookstores. Maybe it’s because I live in the country now, but I find myself connecting … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

22 Rules of Writing, Compiled by Pixar Storyboard Artist Emma Coats

#1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Making Good Cuts

Several weeks ago, at a PEN talk with Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America and other strokes of genius, he said of the left that it “had become too … Continue reading

June 3, 2012 · Leave a comment