Soraya Peerbaye’s most recent collection of poetry, Tell: Poems for a Girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015), was a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Tell explores the story of Reena Virk, a South Asian adolescent girl who, in 1997, was assaulted and murdered by a group of her peers in Saanich, British Columbia. Canthius publisher Cira Nickel interviews Soraya on poetry's unique ability to portray Reena's story and the circumstances surrounding her death.
An interview with Toronto-based poet Whitney French. We are thrilled to announce that Whitney's poetry will be featured in our upcoming issue this spring.
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Sara Jane Strickland, a Toronto-based writer and the founder and editor of Petal Journal, an online journal for female poets. We sipped cocktails and wine at Loveless, one of Dundas West’s newest bars, as I talked to Sara about her experience as an emerging writer in Toronto and her vision for her online journal.
Today on the Canthius blog, we share our interview with Canadian poet Sharon Thesen. We are excited to announce that Sharon’s work will be featured in our inaugural issue this fall!