Though publishers, booksellers and poets certainly benefit from investing in book design and exploring strategies like in-store placement and cinepoems, much of poetry buyers’ motivations remain unknown, except to themselves.
Ten years ago, I had the strange privilege of co-authoring Atlantic Canada’s 100 Greatest Books. Great Atlantic Canadian books just keep coming. So, 10 years later, I’m again pondering the East Coast’s best books.
The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) has released its schedule of free events featuring this year’s shortlisted authors and illustrators, taking place in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from May 30 to June 6