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Poetry Month Special: Talking About Poetry with Anansi Poets A. F. Moritz, Erin Mouré and Karen Solie

A. F. Moritz, Erin Mouré and Karen Solie are three of Canada's most decorated and venerated poets writing today. Poetry fans are getting a particular treat this year, as all three authors have new (and hotly anticipated) books out this spring: Moritz's Sequence, Mouré's Kapusta and Solie's The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out, all published by House of Anansi Press.

Open Book and the OBPO welcome new Executive Director, Holly Kent

The Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OPBO) and the Open Book Foundation are pleased to announce the hire of Holly Kent in the position of Executive Director. The position combines two previously existing positions and the ED will guide both organizations’ objectives and operations.

The Proust Questionnaire, with Méira Cook

Méira Cook has been called "one of Canada’s most compelling poets", so it's no surprise that people are excited for the publication of a fifth collection of poetry from the CBC Literary Prize and Walrus Poetry Prize winner. Monologue Dogs (Brick Books) is a series of (what else?) monologues, in which Méira's trademark wit and gift with language are on full display.

Today we challenge Méira to the Proust Questionnaire, where her many of her answers become little poems in and of themselves. She tells us about a meddlesome mynah bird, a fictional hero we can all second and some very understandable footwear-related pet peeves.

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