Violence in our bedrooms and kitchens: A review of Julie Bruck’s Monkey Ranch


Reviewed in this essay: Monkey Ranch  by Julie Bruck, Brick Books, 2012 Julie Bruck’s poems have the transparency of fingerprints on glass. The achievement of Monkey Ranch, her Governor General Award-winning collection, is not obvious. Her third book, it contains poems about rituals and family life–a son at a window, a lover sleeping through the noise of a vacuum–and the simple language that...

TRB Podcast: Peta-Gaye Nash kicks off Jamaica 50 at TPL


Listen here: Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Peta-Gaye Nash started the Jamaica 50 series at the Toronto Public Library  with readings from her short story collection, I Too Hear the Drums. She is a short-story and children’s book author born...