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:

Rani Rivera

All Violet

In All Violet, a collection heavy with themes of darkness, sorrow, insecurity, and pain, there lies a lighter touch that offers insight into the warmth of the late poet Rani Rivera’s brief and conflicted life. “I guess it’s a thin line between paying / someone to stab your face full of poison / and relaxing in a bath drawn from the blood of local virgins.”

Released posthumously, this book is a legacy underpinned by a life ended far too soon. It is packed with clean imagery and effective line endings that house nuggets of double meaning and cheek, exploring topics of depression, anxiety, and internal conflict. 

Full review by Cara-Lyn Morgan

Glory

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