Reviews

To support writers and their publishers, The Malahat Review posts the book reviews appearing in its print edition as each issue is published. They are arranged below by genre and within each genre, by author, listed in alphabetical order of last name. Some of the reviews posted below are expanded versions of the reviews that appeared in the print edition. Years listed are publication dates, not review dates.

*Review space may be limited in our quarterly magazine, but click here to read a list of new books received in our office from January 2019 onwards. Please note that inclusion on the list does not necessarily preclude a print review.*

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Spotlight Review:

Laura Ritland

East and West

Laura Ritland’s debut poetry collection, East and West, deftly navigates a pastiche of cultural and physical spaces. [...] East, west, north, and south are more than polar extremes, or discrete zones existing in opposition to each other; they become a multitude of perspectives mediated by an author investigating how history, family, geography, memory, society, ecology, and more, all come together in the present moment to constitute our reality.

Full review by Kyle Flemmer

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