This year, we are happy to welcome back our Toronto Book Awards bloggers, Christine and Carol Sweeton – our mother/daughter blogging team! They will be reading and reviewing the finalists for this year’s Toronto Book Awards, which will be awarded on October 9, 2013. To read more about Christine and Carol, click here.
This is the fourth post in the series. Today, they are reviewing Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report by Kevin Irie, published by Frontenac House Poetry.
What is the place of an early 20th century landscape Canadian painter in the increasingly urban, multicultural world of 21st century Canada? Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report explores the possibilities in poems sometimes personal, sometimes public, in which this iconic painter emerges as a source of inspiration, intrigue, admiration, and ire. Technically, a minority report is a dissenting voice in a larger report agreed upon by the majority. The title plays with that concept with its many possible minorities — racial, generational and geographic.
Chris and Carol’s review:
Hear Kevin Irie read from Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report at the Toronto Book Awards Tent at 1:30pm and again at 5:30pm.