The Backwater Review began its life as a bi-annual small press literary magazine in 1996. For four years it published a mix of poetry, fiction and reviews from across Canada and around the world, including work from Stephanie Bolster, Tim Bowling, Claire Mulligan, rob mclennan, and John B. Lee. Then life and history rushed in.  I was the founding editor and the editor who also laid it to rest.

The magazine was revived as a blog in 2007, reviewing Canadian books of merit.

Today, it continues to thrive in its present form -- as a more personal journal.  You will find book reviews, travel articles, ruminations on writing and on life.  I hope you enjoy.  I post weekly on Sundays, and any other day the desire strikes me.

Thanks for reading.  

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