Reviews

2014

A review of Thomas King’s An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North AmericaBull Calf Review. (Forthcoming).

review of Dennison Smith’s Fermata and Catherine Owen’s TrobairitzCanadian Literature. 

The Story of Film: An OdysseyRiffings. Web.

Excessus Mentis: A Defence of Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Riffinds. Web.

Long Live the New Flesh: David Cronenberg’s Evolution.” Toronto Review of Books. Web.

2013

“A Mushroom Trip Worth Taking.” A Review of Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England. Chirograph. Web.

“Still Bringing the Ruckus: Wu-Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers turns 20.” Riffings. Web.

“On Homophobia, Parody, Censorship, and Lyrical Retrospect in Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.” Riffings. Web.

“A ‘Truthful Statement of Facts'”: A Review of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. Riffings. Web.

review of Event II by Deltron 3030. Riffings. Web.

Dawn of Midi. Review of Dysnomia and Guelph Jazz Festival Performance. Riffings. Web.

“’Forgive Us Our Trespasses.’” A Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Chirograph. Web.

review of Cecilia Vicuña’s Spit Temple and Bill Bissett’s hungree throat. Lemon Hound. Volume 6. Web.

“Finding Community through Music: Hillside Festival Celebrates its 30th Birthday.” A review of Hillside. Chirograph. Web.

A review of George Elliott Clarke’s Directions Home. Toronto Review of Books. Web.

Unholy Matrimony“: A review of Kanye West’s YeezusRiffings. Web.

“Science, art, and the imagination.” A Review of Da Vinci and The Circle at Hot Docs Film Festival. Chirograph. Web.

2012

A review of Rob Wallace’s Improvisation and the Making of Literary Modernism. Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation, Vol 8, No 1.

“The Resonance of Things.” A review of Jan Zwicky’s Forge. Lemon Hound. Volume 2.

A review of George Elliott Clarke’s Red. Bull Calf Review. (June 2012): Vol.2 N.1. Web.

“‘good/ lip service.’” A review of Kevin McNeilly’s Embouchure. Canadian Literature 214. (Autumn 2012): 177 – 178.

2010

“A Poetics of Listening.” A review of Robert Bringhurst’s Selected Poems. Canadian Literature. (Autumn 2010): 119-120.

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