MOST DRAMATIC EVER
INTERVIEWS and ESSAYS
"This show is like a cockroach--it's un-killable."
"My writing day starts very early, basically what other people would consider the middle of the night."
"I’d probably just evaporate the moment the limo door opened, and the producers would have to account for a fine mist blowing up the driveway towards the mansion."
ALL LIT UP
"Reality has changed around it to match what The Bachelor shows us about romance."
CBC's Q with TOM POWER
"So many someones. So much everything."
"Aren’t we all faking it? Isn’t that just what engaging with other humans means?"
QUILL & QUIRE
"It’s kind of a whole thing."
REVIEWS and LISTS
"She studies the show using the tools of literary analysis, treating it as a text whose form provides meaning."
THE NEW YORKER
"A vivid and enthused collection of extended essays on the show . . . full of such offhand sparklers."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Fresh theories and excellent analysis of the show. It’s a very sophisticated reading."
THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
"Essential to a better understanding of one of the most popular, longest-running shows of the past decade and a half."
GLOBE & MAIL
THING IS and FAILURE TO THRIVE
"Think about it. Earbuds, you know?"
"I went on a jag this winter where I became obsessed with arm knitting."
LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS
"My personal experience doesn’t lend itself to amazing advice."
NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS
"This question is causing me anxiety"
"I am a horrible monster."
12 OR 20 QUESTIONS
"I think if I’d been born in a different time I would have made an awesome zealot, or local crazy-person-cum-soothsayer."
"This is a kind of deal with myself that I not spend more than two hours at a stretch marinating in my own dread."
OPEN BOOK TORONTO
"I’m not sure what [poetry] is."
THE TORONTO QUARTERLY
"You're probably going to regret asking me this . . . "
12 or 20 QUESTIONS
"Thing Is secures Showler’s position on the nation’s literary map."
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
"She reveals the poetry in the most casual of idioms and idiomatic expressions . . . suggesting a new role for poetry in navigating our modern existence."
QUILL & QUIRE, starred Review
"The poems are distinguished by their cultural awareness . . . without losing sight of the human ethos that defines modern living. It's a promising debut."
"Showler’s work is evidence of a lively and flourishing imagination."
"Showler’s brainy debut calls out the precariousness of this time above others."
THE NATIONAL POST
"A bold, self-assured voice, but Showler proves she has more than earned it. This is the real thing."
"Spiked with snarky wit and punctuated by slivers of tenuous hope. The writing is tight, poignant and accessible. "
"[Showler's] navigation between the funny and the broken is both startling and captivating."