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Here is where we’ll bring you coverage of books. General criticism, reading lists, editorial picks, and much more!

Mary Gilliland's Reading Recommendation

Mary Gilliland hails from the northeast United States. Her poetry has also appeared in such publications as AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Notre Dame Review, Poetry, Stand, Vallum, and in Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms In Our Hands. Her award-winning The Ruined Walled Castle Garden will be out in 2020 from Bright Hill Press. Two of Mary's poems will be featured in the soon to be published Autumn issue 285 of The Fiddlehead. Subscribe now for your copy! 

Lazar Trubman's Reading Recommendation

Lazarus Trubman is a college professor from the former USSR, who immigrated to the United States in 1990. In 2017, he retired from teaching to devote his time to writing. He’s been published in The Threepenny Review, Vestal Review, Lit Mag, Digging Press, Forge, Black Mountain Press and other publications. Keep an eye out for Lazar's story Toxic Susan in our upcoming Fall issue No. 285!

Elena Johnson's Reading Recommendation

Elena Johnson is the author of Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau, 2015), a collection of poetry written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon. A finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Bailey Prize, she lives in Vancouver, where she works as an editor and writing mentor. Her poem Casa Museo Manuel de Falla was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of The Fiddlehead

Check out Elena's reading recommendation; a novel she describes as a restful, intriguing and escapist read.

Kevin Spenst's Reading Recommendation

Kevin Spenst is the author of IgniteJabbering with Bing Bong (both with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press: Dis/Ability series). Two of Spenst's poem were featured in The Fiddlehead issue 282 (Winter 2020). He lives on unceded Coast Salish territory with the love of his life Shauna Kaendo.  

Rayanne Haines' Reading Recommendation

It is important to me to elevate the voices of female writers from my city. Voices that are rich, diverse and often lost in the shadows of larger cities like Vancouver and Toronto. In light of everything happening in the USA and around the world right now, it feels even more imperative to make sure I use this space to showcase a book from a Black author. This Is How We Disappear by Edmonton poet Titilope Sonuga is a book of raw beauty and fierce joy.

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