When I first came across the name “Parkdale Street Writers” I just about flipped. Writing, Parkdale and “tha street” are essentially my three favorite things. What the heck is this triumvirate of awesomness, I asked myself? Admittedly, I wasn’t particularly active in my research, but I struggled to understand the what when where why and how of this super cool sounding group. I did track down the “who” piece of the puzzle though: I have been aware of the name Emily Pohl Weary for while a through the Toronto literary scene and my stint at Broken Pencil Magazine.
One thing is crystal clear though – Emily Pohl Weary is a superstar.