REVIEWS: THING IS
"Think about it. Earbuds, you know?"
"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
REVIEWS: FAILURE TO THRIVE
"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."