January 18, 2014
We're barely into the new year, and already Wolsak and Wynn authors Catherine Graham and David Haskins are making waves in the literary blogosphere.
Earlier this week, The Toronto Quarterly blog published an interview with Catherine Graham, whose breathtaking poetry collection Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects launched in Fall 2013. In the interview, Catherine discusses the collection in particular and poetry in general – how she got started, what keeps her going, and what's next for her (a novel!). This is an insightful glimpse into the making of a unique collection. Excerpts are also included. Check out the pallindromic poem "Flies Gather" – it's my personal favourite (but I've always been a sucker for pallindromes)!
Over on the Literary Press Group blog, David Haskins' This House is Condemned is featured in a Where in Canada column. This column highlights a particular geographic region in Canada as portrayed in literature. In this case, the southwestern shore of Lake Ontario – specifically the St. Catharines, Grimsby, Beamsville area – is in the spotlight. In essays interwoven with poetry and real-life-inspired fiction, Haskins reveals the beauty of the region. Find out why you should know more about the area (and read the book!) in the post.
Thanks to both The Toronto Quarterly and the Literary Press Group for helping share these wonderful books with readers.
You can also see Catherine and David, as well as some of our other authors, reading from their work at our Hamilton launch in our YouTube videos.