McGill-Queen's UP - April 21, 2009 - 10 Comments

The Ishtar Gate

The Ishtar Gate by Diana Brebner

Reviewed by Jenna Butler

“There is no turning back from fear, or joy,” Diana Brebner writes, and this line hints at the vast, and at times brutal, scope of the work contained in her final (posthumous) collection The Ishtar Gate.


McGill-Queen's UP - November 30, 2008 - 8 Comments

The Silver Palace Restaurant

The Silver Palace Restaurant by Mark Abley

Reviewed by Julie Hamilton

Mark Abley’s poems invite the reader to experience the landscapes of language and form, from the Rocky Mountains and the Gaspe Peninsula to Italy, Croatia and China. His collection touches on themes of childhood, adulthood, parenthood and death. Abley’s compelling and poignant poems convey the emotion of memory and place from start to finish.