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Poet jaye simpson on queering and reclaiming the world of poetry

The Martlet sat down with poet jaye simpson to talk about their newest poetry collection, it was never going to be okay. From growing up in foster care, working as…

The Artlet | Bringing in spring

Our second edition of the Artlet showcases several works from students that highlight the start of spring.

The Artlet: A showcase of student art and poetry

The Martlet is revisiting a section from our paper in the 80’s that showcased student art and writing with the hopes of inspiring students to explore their creative sides. This…

Wilde About Sappho reading celebrates 50 years of same-sex relationship legalization in Canada

Held in the middle of Pride Week, literary event “Wilde About Sappho” took to Victoria City Hall to honour—via a powerful collection of queer literature—that 50 years ago, Canada decriminalized…

Prestigious literary magazine celebrates Canada

On Saturday, Dec. 2, literary lovers gathered at Munro’s Books to celebrate a new edition of Granta, the prestigious literary journal based out of the United Kingdom founded in 1889…

Festival of Authors impresses for second year

There’s something enchanting about the beginning of fall in this city. People still wear the optimism of summer but are propelled by the need to take in something other than…

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for second year

The Victoria Festival of Authors will bring together writers and readers together during its second annual festival. The festival, celebrating local and national authors, runs for five days from Sept.…

What the soul does want: new Lorna Crozier poetry

What the Soul Doesn’t Want is Lorna Crozier’s seventeenth book of poetry, and the mastery that comes with long practice certainly shows. The collection launched with a reading at Munro’s…

With the immortal Xenotext, poetry gets stranger than fiction

The “world’s best-selling poet,” University of Calgary’s Christian Bök, is hard at work on The Xenotext, a project for which he’s used genetic modification to implant an enciphered poem into…