I love reviewing books; I think the review is an underrated form that’s both exciting and elastic. It’s something I want to do way more of (publications with review assignments, get at me!).
Last week The Globe & Mail published my review of Sarah Pinder’s Common Place (Coach House Books) and Jennifer LoveGrove’s Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes (BookThug). Both are really engaging reads that stretch the possibility of lyric expression.
Check out my review * HERE *
I am beyond excited at being a finalist for the 2017 Bronwen Wallace Award! I am especially grateful (and bouncing off the walls) for this incredible Jury Citation:
“All Day I Dream ABout Sirens” is a shrewd epic that shimmies up and down the scales from highbrow to lowbrow. Domenica Martinello sharpens her teeth on tradition, wields tone like an axe, and carves space for unheard voices to emerge from the chorus. This poet harnesses the ethereal quality of digital and classical realms while her poems explode with fury and grace.
Like an axe! Explode! Fury and grace!
See for yourself by downloading the iBook (and checking out the amazing work of fellow finalists Noor Naga and Tyler Engström) * HERE *