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Doing the Heart Good

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms tells us that, in modern usage, the protagonist “has come to be the equivalent of the hero.” Hero is a word we associate with…well, with heroism, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as action indicating “nobility, courage and outstanding achievement.” So what to make of a novel with a […]

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In The Poetry Pavilion

One might as well get this out of the way, not to whet some crass appetite for hype, but simply to face the fact of it: Stephanie Bolster, 32, is one of our winningest poets. The Bronwen Wallace Award, the Malahat Long Poem Prize, the Norma Epstein Award, and first prize in the (m)Other Tongue […]