Book Reviews

This Place: 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a powerhouse anthology of Indigenous stories, presented in graphic novel form by writers and artists like Katherena Vermette, Richard Van Camp, and Chelsea Vowel. Each writer takes a piece of history from 150 years of Indigenous-Settler relations in the land currently known as Canada, and conjures an immediate, emotional … Continue reading This Place: 150 Years Retold

NDN Coping Mechanisms and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt

How is Billy-Ray Belcourt. How? I picture him pulled from a bubbling golden pond of primordial goo, body fully-formed, mind sharp—sharper than any of us—bashful and steadfast. Billy-Ray Belcourt is a child prodigy. Billy-Ray Belcourt is a hunk. Billy-Ray Belcourt is a sad, sad queer. Billy-Ray Belcourt is a line in a poem. His poem. … Continue reading NDN Coping Mechanisms and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe was a Greek goddess. A witch, according to the mythology, who’s banished to a deserted island for eternity after Zeus grows wary of her powers. But Madeline Miller’s Circe is far more than that. She is the wallflower of the house of Helios, mocked and ignored at an endless party where all the other … Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller