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MTLS receives Canada Council for the Arts’ funding and begins to disburse honoraria beginning with issue 5.

December, 2009

Ottawa–Poet Armand garnet Ruffo releases his first feature film, A Windigo Tale

December 2nd, 2009

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Ireland–Joan Thomas’ Reading by Lighening (Goose Lane, 2009) longlisted for 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Kingston–Ontario George Elliot Clarke awarded an honorary degree of Legum Doctor, LLD by the Royal Military College of Canada.

United Kingdom–John Ralston Saul appointed President of PEN International.

A first for a Canadian writer. Other International writers who have held the position include Arthur Miller and Heinrich Böll and Mario Vargas Llosa, amongst others.

Goose Lane Editions Author and Poet Brian Bartlett wins 2009 Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry!

Goose Lane Editions Joins Green Books Campaign

1 Day, 100 bloggers, 100 green books, 100 reviews.

Global warming and environmental issues are receiving growing public attention, and book lovers are not indifferent. Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, 100 bloggers will take a stand to support books printed in an eco-friendly manner by simultaneously publishing reviews of 100 “green” books. This unique campaign is organized by Eco-Libris ( to encourage both publishers and readers to ensure that books are printed responsibly. Goose lane Editions is one of over 35 publishers from Canada, the United States, and the U.K. that are taking part in the campaign by providing participating bloggers with books printed on recycled paper and FSC certified paper for review.

Wild Blueberries

Madhur Anand

Green, ripe or shrunken
all on one branch. What is lowbush
law? A map, perhaps, that relates
past, present or future
with a kind of light

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What is Illuminating about Adichie’s ‘The Danger of a Single Story’?

Nnorom Azuonye

In the past month or so I have noted several references to Adichie’s ‘The Danger of a Single Story’. I have received e-mails from admirers of the Orange Prize for Women’s Writing winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie pointing me to a video of the Nigerian writer talking about her riveting ‘new’ idea.

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Olive Senior

It was some little while after the knapsack was found on our property that the ghostly visitor appeared. At first, my wife and I and our non-ghostly visitors treated the whole thing as a joke.

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“To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.”

Giorgio de Chirico
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Winter Green

–Carla Goldberg