A Trail of Two Telegraphs

4 Books for People Like My Dad

My dad doesn’t have art on the walls. Instead, he has maps of southern BC, tide charts, things like that. We learned the ICAO phonetic alphabet so I can say my postal code like a pro: Victor- zero-November-one-Yankee-one. Impressed? Me too. If your dad is like my dad (or maybe YOU are like my dad), […]

Congratulations Colouring Contest Winners!

Wow! So many fantastic entries to the Dipnetting with Dad colouring contest! Thank you to everyone who sent their beautifully coloured sheet — and to the schools who helped, too! The winners of the first contest are … In the ages 4-6 category: Jacqualyn of Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary, Quesnel, BC!   In the ages […]

Drawn to Sea

3 Books for Those Who Dream of a Life Off the Grid

My younger sister loves the quiet life so much she lives totally off the grid — no running water, no electricity, no phone. I was living in Victoria the first time I went up north to visit her. We arrived at the cabin, turned the car off. Faint clicking as the engine cooled. Some wind. […]

3 Best Books for Boomers

3 Best Books for Boomers

Show your boomer folks that you are not the naval-gazing Millennial they think you are — help them celebrate the culture they created in the 1960s and 70s! You can pick up these books from your local bookseller, or order them online by clicking on the covers. If you’d like it shipped to your boomer […]

Congratulations Christine Lowther!

Congratulations Christine Lowther!

Congratulations to Christine Lowther who has won the first Rainy Coast Arts Award for Significant Accomplishment, a new award from the Pacific Rim Arts Society. Said the tribute to Lowther: This Tofino artist has kept at her craft for decades, sometimes against substantial obstacles. She often embodies the quintessential starving artist, scrambling in the winters […]

Book Talk 1.5: Oyster Bars, Memoirs, and How to Win Stuff

What made you click to read this post? Was it “Win”? “Bars”? Or did we have you at “Oyster”? Isn’t that romantic? Okay, yes. Inside the latest Book Talk, you will find a link to SHOCKING video of publishing adventures! SHOCKING country radio stations requests! SHOCKING updates on staff changes! PLUS, you will learn how […]

Congratulations Al Rempel!

Congratulations Al Rempel!

Al Rempel is one of six poets shortlisted for the inaugural Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry for his 2013 collection, This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For. This year’s judge was George Bowering. For the full shortlist, you can check out the list we made on 49thshelf.com. Order the book from your local […]

Victoria Writers Festival and “The Queer Sentence”

The Victoria Writers Festival happens November 6 – 8, in Victoria, BC. They have “oodles” of fascinating events, including readings, workshops, lectures and panels. They always come up with great ideas for panels, and this year is no different. THREE Caitlin Press authors will be reading on November 8th at The Queer Sentence: Arleen Pare, […]

Al Rempel in Translation

Al Rempel in Translation

Compare “Sometimes It’s the Birds,” from understories (Caitlin Press, 2010), with the Italian translation. You can even listen to the Italian version, read by the translator, Sandro Pecchiari. sometimes it’s the birds, sure sifting through trees like passing thoughts or singing, but spring comes more like a rattle of leaves and seeds freeze-dried on twig-ends […]

Leaving Now

GG Award Shortlist: Congratulations Arleen Paré!

We are so proud of Arleen, whose book Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books, 2014) was just shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award! And of course when someone becomes famous, we want to say, “We knew them when …” If you’ve read Lake of Two Mountains, then you know Arleen is a brilliant poet, but […]