Commentary | Where the women at?

Re: “CanLit: a great read” | Editorial | November 4

Dear Daily,
While I love that you included a list of favourite Canadian books below last week’s editorial on the necessity of reading Canadian literature, I’m really unimpressed that of the 21 titles, only five were written by women. What about Gwendolyn MacEwen, Sina Queyras, M. NourbeSe Philip, Dorothy Livesay, or Daphne Marlatt? I mean, P.K. Page, for the love of God! This country has a legacy of exceptional, interesting, gutsy women writers, and they deserve to be read as much as the boys do.

Amelia Schonbek
BA English Literature 2009
Former coordinating Culture editor