The Literary Press Group asked me for some words on Some of Us and Most of You Are Dead for the “All Lit Up” blog; my post delves into the anxieties I encountered in building that book, and the relationship between my terminal “First-Person Prophet” and its source poem, Gwendolyn MacEwen’s “Dark Pines Under Water.”
In an uncommon act of critical diligence, Catherine Owen tries her hand at the terminal form as a way in to reviewing Some of Us and Most of You Are Dead for her Marrow Reviews blog. (And be sure to check out the preceding entry, on Julie McIsaac’s We Like Feelings. We Are Serious., also a brand new Buckrider Book!)
Some of Us and Most of You Are Dead is emerging from the binding machine, fresh off the press at Coach House Books (printing for Wolsak & Wynn), and it looks beautiful! (Sadly the same cannot be said for its author, also pictured.) Thanks to the fine folks at CHB for letting me in to take a look and bind a few copies myself. The book, along with the rest W&W’s fall slate, launches Monday in Toronto and Tuesday in Hamilton.
Issue 12 of PULP Literature is printed and ready for the world. (At time of writing we can't yet confirm whether the world is ready for it.) It features the winners of the Magpie Award for poetry, selected by none other than the terrific Diane Tucker, plus fiction from Alexis A. Hunter, Bob Thurber, yours truly with a story about a creepy barber, and plenty more.