The Proust Questionnaire, with Adam Nayman

Film critic Adam Nayman is the latest author to join ECW Press' Pop Classics imprint, which publishes books discussing why a particular pop phenomenon is worthy of further attention.

Adam's choice may seem like a surprising one for a film critic — his It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls is an examination of the surprising depths of one of the most expensive modern cinematic flops. Showgirls was the 1995 winner of the Razzie Award for Worst Picture, but in It Doesn't Suck, Adam takes readers on a surprise journey through the so-called trainwreck.

Open Book Recommends: Children's Poetry Books

April is National Poetry Month, presenting a perfect opportunity to introduce young readers to the world of Canadian poetry. Last week we shared a list of recommended poetry collections for adults and this week, we've put together a list of some excellent poetry for young readers.

Don't forget to visit our event pages at Open Book: Toronto and Open Book: Ontario to find National Poetry Month events happening throughout the month of April.

The WAR Series: Writers as Readers, with Sonja Greckol

In Skein of Days (Pedlar Press), poet Sonja Greckol uses the lives of women in the 20th century as a narrative jumping off point for a collection that is by turns playful, moving and witty.

Today we speak with Sonja as part of our The WAR Series: Writers As Readers, which gives writers an opportunity to talk about the books that shaped them, from first loves to new favourites.

Sonja tells us about being terrified by poetry, the magic of cottage reading and the lessons she's learned from workshopping with writer friends.


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