has always trusted A.E. Housman's definition of poetry: words that
affect us physically, that find their way to something deep inside
that is obscure and latent, something older than the present organization
of ourselves." ~ Leaf Press
Susan Musgrave 2014 Winner
Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a
has a New Title, and it will now be published in the spring of
2015 by Whitecap.
OF HAIDA GWAII: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge
of the World
Includes Susan Musgrave's highly coveted sourdough
bread recipe and more in "From the Forage of the Oven" a
chapter on beach combing and wash-up and a recipe for Shipwrecked
Chicken Wings; in "A Rogue's Galley", and you will
read about a local fisherman who offered an exotic dancer 50
lbs of shrimp to spend the night with him, and a famous politician's
recipe for Rustled Beef by Gaslight.
Force Field anthology book reviewers' favourite
read of 2013
tales, compelling poetry, social commentary make cut The
Vancouver Sun asked
a few of our freelance book reviewers to choose some of their
favourite reads of 2013.
By Mary Ann Moore, Brett Josef Grubisic Candace Fertile and Tom
Sandborn, Special To The Sun February 3, 2014
ReLit Awards has abandoned its infamously thorough longlists
in favour of 10-title shortlists.Founded by writer Kenneth
J. Harvey, the annual awards recognize novels, short fiction,
and poetry published by Canadian independent literary presses.
The winners will be presented with specially crafted ReLit
rings at a date to be announced.*
"Alden Nowlan: Selected Poems, first published
in 1996 by Anansi, gets a makeover and new
introduction by Susan Musgrave in a newly released edition,
joining works like Atwood’s The Circle Game
Dennis Lee’s Civil Elegies in the Anansi A List."
BC Magazine :Island CHARACTER
Poet and Writer reflects on her next chapter as cookbook author and owner of an eclectic Haida Gwaii guest house.
The author and poet Susan Musgrave discusses life on Haida Gwaii, poetry, education, and the collection she’s edited, Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia edited by Susan Musgrave (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2013).
Susan Musgrave is the author of 27 books, of poetry, fiction,
nonfiction and children's literature. She recently won the B.C.
Civil Liberties Association Liberty Award for art and the Spirit
Bear Award, which honours writers who make a significant contribution
to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest.
Musgrave dropped by North by Northwest to talk about her latest
which is a sequel to her earlier novel Cargo of Orchids. The
book is full of ghosts and dreams, and characters who live on
the margins in various ways. Its themes include motherhood and
loss. The narrative opens dramatically with an accident on a
California highway, in which a prisoner facing a death sentence
escapes and heads up the coast to British Columbia, where she
reunites with her husband. That's just the beginning of an action-packed
Taking its title from the 1985 movie about a housewife who gets amnesia and is mistaken for a drifter, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s anthology charts the wildly diverse lives, experiences, and perspectives of Canadian poets exclusively called “Susan”.
Toronto Public Library Announces 2012 First & Best Booklist the highly anticipated selection of the
year’s best in Canadian books for children from birth to age five that are fun to read and help build early literacy skills.