of a complex nature

Day Four: Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illus Isabelle Arsenault Groundwood Books/ House of Anansi Press, 2011. Hardcover, borrowed from Library. Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jackrabbitContinue reading “of a complex nature”

{poetry} 02 april

{ Isabelle Arsenault’s illustration of Emily Dickinson for the cover of My Letter to the World (KCP Poetry 2008) } While finishing up a class-discussion on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray today, two of my favorite poets/poems were mentioned: T.S. Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock (one of my absolute favorites) and Emily Dickinson’sContinue reading “{poetry} 02 april”

{comics} good literature

Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt, and artist Isabelle Arsenault translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Groundwood Books, 2013. orig. Jane, le renard & moi (Les Éditions de La Pastèque, 2012) Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies — HélèneContinue reading “{comics} good literature”