Book Reviews

In The Rover

Since 2008, Brian Campbell has been writing book reviews regularly for The Rover, an online Montreal magazine.  Here is a sample of his reviews.

All Souls’, by Rhea Tregebov, Signal Editions, Vehicule Press

Words for Elephant Man, by Kenneth Sherman, Porcupine’s Quill Press

Undercurrents: New Voices in Canadian Poetry, ed. Robyn Sarah, Cormorant Books

Patient Frame, by Steven Heighton, House of Anansi

Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, And Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word Of The Bible, by David Plotz, Harper Perennial.

The Crow’s Vow, by Susan Briscoe, Signal Editions, Véhicule Press

Wanton, by Angela Hibbs, Insomniac Press

Risky Experiments, Rich Rewards

the Forest of Faded Wisdom, Gendun Chopel, trans. Donald S. Lopez, Jr., University of Chicago Press

Expressway, Sina Queyras, Coach House Books

On Earth: Last Poems and an Essay, Robert Creeley, University of California Press

PENNY DREADFUL Shannon Stewart, Signal Editions WHITE PORCUPINE Phil Hall, BookThug

WHAT IF RED RAN OUT Katia Grubisic, Goose Lane Editions NOBLE GAS, PENNY BLACK David O’Meara, Brick Books

JAILBREAKS: 99 CANADIAN SONNETS Edited by Zachariah Wells, Biblioasis


Christiane Frenette’s After the Red Night

in Montreal Review of Books


Can Poetry Matter

essay in Rock Salt Plum Review, Spring, 2006


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