CWILA Links: Now that we live in a meritocracy…

CWILA LINKS is back after getting swept up in election hullabaloo earlier this month. Maybe we should start an offshoot count where we look at cabinet and MP stats….

Here are your links for the week:

In case you missed the Twitter storm yesterday: Scaachi Koul wrote “I Was On A CBC Panel And the Internet Wanted to Guess My Race.” Read it and then send some of those new Twitter hearts to everyone trying to make sense of the whiteness and sexism permeating Canadian media.

This month Sina Queyras’ poem “The Couriers” is in Poetry Magazine! Read it and laugh and/or weep.

“Words from a leaf on the shell of a snail?
Tendency as reciprocity etched in shale.”

There is a whole new issue of GUTS and it’s on the topics of FOOD/LAND. Check it out in all its gutsy glory.

Remember Amber Tamblyn? She’s now a poet—and a decent one too. Here’s an interview with her in Believer Magazine on humanizing dead Hollywood actresses in poetry.

Room Magazine rounds up some gothic writers to read during this cold, dark season.

Shannon Webb-Campbell weighs in on the femme magic of Anna Camilleri’s I Am a Red Dress: Incantations on a Grandmother, a Mother and a Daughter.

The Rusty Toque provides an in-depth review of Rita Wong’s Undercurrent by Andrew McEwan.

Eileen Myles, the punk lesbian poet of the Lower East Side is finally getting her due, gracing the pages of The New Yorker. The publication of  Myles’ I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected and the reissue of Chelsea Girls is pretty much the literary event of the season.

Did I miss something? I’m open to suggestions! Feel free to let me know what you’re reading and I’ll try to include it in our next dispatch. Email links to: links@cwila.com

–Adèle Barclay

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