I would like to take a moment away from talking about me (gasp!) to recommend to you a book very near and dear to my heart. My good friend and MFA classmate andrea bennett has published her first collection of poetry with Nightwood Editions, and if the cover alone doesn't convince you it must be yours, it happens to contains suburban Ontario, family drama and wry, wry humour. andrea is an unflinching, warm, brilliant poet, and, I believe, deserves lots and lots of attention. (Side note: she hates attention. Don't tell her I told you that.)

You can purchase a copy here, and have the satisfaction of saying you knew her when!