New Star Blogs

New Star Review of Reviews: A roundup of write-ups re: our recent releases


George Stanley, After Desire, Mark MushetTom Sand­born real­ly, real­ly likes After Desire by George Stan­ley, and says so to any­body who’ll lis­ten, in the Van­cou­ver Sun … BC Stud­ies has pub­lished reviews of Gar­dens Aflame by Maleea Ack­er, Stranger on a Strange Island by Grant Buday, and City of Love and Rev­o­lu­tion by Lawrence Aron­sen. Aronsen’s study of Vancouver’s “sum­mer of love” is reviewed in the Autumn 2012 issue of Cana­di­an Lit­er­a­ture.

Gar­dens Aflame, about the Gar­ry oak ecosys­tem, is also gen­er­at­ing some inter­net atten­tion. Here’s Amy Reiswig’s review in Focus Online. Here’s Steven Hume’s year-end Van­cou­ver Sun round-up of mem­o­rable 2012 BC books, includ­ing Maleea’s. Here’s UVic pro­fes­sor Richard Pickard’s review on his web­site, bookad­dic­tion. Here’s Ste­fanie Brook Trout’s review, Eden From the Ash­es, on Fly­way, an on-line jour­nal of writ­ing and the envi­ron­ment. And here’s a link to Seat­tle poet/critic Paul Nel­son’s poem, “Hold the House Spar­row,” inspired by Maleea’s book.

The cur­rent issue of the jour­nal Cana­di­an Poet­ry has Gre­go­ry Betts’s long and thought­ful take on two New Star titles (along with one by derek beaulieu), Buf­fet World by Dona­to Manci­ni, and Man­nequin Ris­ing by Roy Miki. No sign of the Betts review on-line, but Mered­ith Quar­ter­main’s review of the same two New Star titles, along with a third, Robin Blaser by Stan Per­sky & Bri­an Faw­cett, appears in the Win­ter 2012 issue of Cana­di­an Lit­er­a­ture, right here.

In The Bull Calf, Gilliam Wig­more writes about Bar­ry McK­in­non’s In the Mil­len­ni­um. Crys­tal Hur­dle’s review of In the Mil­len­ni­um appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Cana­di­an Lit­er­a­ture.