MOST DRAMATIC EVER

INTERVIEWS and ESSAYS

"This show is like a cockroach--it's un-killable." 
FASHION

"My writing day starts very early, basically what other people would consider the middle of the night."
CBC BOOKS

"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."
THE PURITAN

"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."  
OPENBOOK


THING IS and FAILURE TO THRIVE 

INTERVIEWS

"Think about it. Earbuds, you know?"
OPEN BOOK

"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" 
THE PURITAN 

"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."
MAISONNEUVE

"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

 

 

REVIEWS

"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."
PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY 

"Showler’s work is evidence of a lively and flourishing imagination." 
TORONTO STAR

"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."
LEMONHOUND

"Spiked with snarky wit and punctuated by slivers of tenuous hope. The writing is tight, poignant and accessible. "
MAISONNEUVE

"[Showler's] navigation between the funny and the broken is both startling and captivating." 
CV2

And more in: 
GUTS 
COLUMBUS ALIVE
ECHOLOCATION
THE NATIONAL POST 
THE RUSTY TOQUE