We asked the seven MFA alumni publishing books this spring what they’re reading. Here’s what’s on Jimmy McInnes’s list:
“I'm currently trying to catch up on some of the poetic criticism generated over the last couple of years. Donato Mancini's You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence is required reading for young poets getting ready for the world of review culture. Whether you agree or disagree with his perspective, Mancini presents a deft grasp of the history of poetry reviewing in Canada, and makes astute — at times biting — observations concerning the topic's fissures, past and present.”
A More Perfect [, Jimmy’s first collection of poetry, will be featured as part of the BookThug Spring Launch on April 23rd at The Garrison in Toronto (doors open at 7:00pm).