I'm thrilled to learn that Sailing to Babylon has been recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry by the Wisconsin Library Association, in recognition of its "literary merit as well as the quality of the writing, editing, printing, and publishing." Warm congratulations to my editor and publisher Alex Pepple at Able Muse Press, and to the other winners: John Koethe, Laurel Mills, Andrea Potos, and Margaret Rozga.
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A pleasure to read Andrew E. M. Baumann's careful analysis and evaluation of my poem "Northwest Passage" at The Poetry Daily Critique. He calls it an "Absolutely wonderful, and wonderfully calculated poem." Many thanks, Andrew!
Patty Comeau at ForeWord Reviews: “The virtues of good critical reading,” writes James Pollock, are “openness, attentiveness, patience, critical intelligence—and love.” You Are Here, a collection of essays on the contemporary Canadian landscape, aptly embodies these virtues and displays Pollock as an honest and heartfelt contributor to the national poetry’s topographical record.
In this interview, I take questions from a whole firing squad of Canadian writers on such topics as the ethical value of poetry, poets who should be more widely read, and the best writing advice I've ever received.
I'm looking forward with pleasure to the 2013 Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival, where I've been invited to read my poetry and to participate in a round-table discussion. I'll be reading from Sailing to Babylon at the Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Bernard Ouest, Montreal, from 7-8:30 pm on April 26, 2013, along with poets Julie Bruck, Carmine Starnino, Steve Luxton, Johanna Skibsrud, Sue Sinclair and Nick Thran. Click "read more" below for more details.