Selected Publications



(E-R) A Peace to End All Peace: Four books on the Middle East 

Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East. 

Patrick Cockburn, The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East.

Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, ISIS: The State of Terror. 

David Fromkin, A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East.

Pacific Rim Review of Books. Issue Twenty-Four, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 13, 39. Victoria, B.C.


(E/R) Milosz: A Biography, Andrzej Franaszek. Edited and translated by Aleksandra Parker and Michael Parker. Review not placed yet,

(E/R) A Handbook for Ecstatic Survival: Words and Images by David Earle, David Earle, House of ShAkE. Review by James Edward Reid and Susan Marie Turner, published online February 6, 2018. Toronto.

(E/R) “And Into the Light,”  Walking on Darkness, Peter Dale Scott, Pacific Rim Review of Books. Victoria, B.C.


(CL) “Menacing Sewers Under London: A Blob Called Fatberg.” New York Timesp. A4, September 14, 2017. New York.

(N-F) “Celebrating 70 Years of Marriage Together.” Haldimand Press, August 17, p. 4A, Hagersville, Ontario.

(E/R) East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity, Philippe Sands, Sarmatian Review, Polish Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, January 2017, Vol. XXXVII. No.1, pp. 2069-2070.

(E/R)  On The American Deep State, Peter Dale Scott, Pacific Rim Review of Books. Issue Twenty-One, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2017, p.33. Victoria, B.C.


(E/R) Year Zero: A History of 1945, Ian BurumaSarmatian Review, Polish Institute of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, September 2016, Vol. XXXVI. No. 3, pp. 2041-2042.

(E) “Memories of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.” Pacific Rim Review of Books, Issue Twenty, Vol.10, No.1, Spring 2016, p.3. Victoria, B.C.

(CL) “Apartheid’s Last Stand,” Jeremy Harding, London Review of Books March 17, 2016. P. 13, fn 3.

(E/R) A May 2016 search of the articles archived at the CEEOL website reveals that They Came to See a Poet: Selected Poems by Tadeusz Róžewicz, and The Collected Prose: 1948-1998 by Zibigniew Herbert, both reviewed by James Edward Reid in The Sarmatian Review, are two of the five most accessed articles archived at CEEOL, The Centre for Eastern European Online Library,

(CL) “Michigan’s Great Stink,” Op Ed by Paul Krugman, The New York Timesp. A19, @2:04 pm, Monday, January 25, 2016.


(I) Co-editors Bryan Sentes and James Edward Reid. “On Translation: An Interview with Peter Dale Scott.” Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics. Volume 42: pp. 371-387. University of Maine, Orono, Maine USA.

(N-F) “It Was the Memory of His Kindness.” Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 25, 2015. http://chronicle

(E/R) Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Timothy Snyder, Book Blog, October 21, 2015.

(E/R) M Train, Patti Smith, Book Blog, October 7, 2015.

(M) “Workers’ Rights in Canada, Workers’ Rights in Poland.” (In Memoriam: Brian Hunt, First President of OPSEU Union Local 259), The Sarmatian Review, September 2015, Vol. XXXV. No. 3, pp. 1960-1961, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

(P)    JUSTICE DENIED: IN RE JANOWIEC ET AL VS RUSSIA, Before the European Court of Human Rights, October 21, 2013, Sarmatian ReviewJanuary 2015, Vol. XXXV. No. 1, pp. 1883-1893, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

(E/R) “Carrying a Brimful Pail.” Review of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems. Prairie Fire online review at 2015.

(E/R) Night Bus to the Afterlife, Anglican Theological ReviewChicago, Illinois USA Spring 2015, pp. 543-544.



(E/R) Book Blog  Year End Short Reviews of 2014 Books, December 16, 2014. 

             The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert.

             Being Mortal: What Matters in the End, Atul Gawande.

             China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a

             New Empire in Africa, Howard French.

             Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991: A History, Orlando Figes.

             Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis.

(E/R) The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Jill Lepore, Book Blog,  November 30, 2014.

(E/R) Meltdown in Tibet: China’s Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia. Michael Buckley, Book Blog, November 11, 2014.

(E/R) Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in  the End. Atul Gawande, Book Blog, November 4, 2014.

(P)     Non Angeli, Sed Angelus, Anglican Theological Review, Chicago, Illinois, Vol. 96, No. 3  Summer, 2014.

(E/R) Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991: A History. Orlando Figes, Book Blog, August 29, 2014.

(P)  “Words for the Wind”, Cirque, A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, Anchorage, Alaska, Volume 5, No. 2, June 2014.

(E/R) China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, Howard W. French, Book Blog, May 25, 2014.

(E)     “Intergalactic Greetings For A Star,” in Pacific Rim Review of Books. Victoria, B.C. Winter/Spring, 2014. Issue Nineteen Vol. 9, No. 2.

(E/R)  Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis, Book Blog,  May 5, 2014.

(E)       In Memory of Marquez, Book Blog, April 22, 2014.

(E/R)  Building the Barricade: and other poems, Anna Swirszczynska.  Sarmatian Review, Rice University, Houston, Texas. April 2014, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, pp. 1835-1836.

(E/R)   The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryElizabeth Kolbert. Book Blog. February 14, 2014.

(E/R) Love and Forgetting: A Husband and Wife’s Journey Through DementiaJulie Macfie Sobol and Ken Sobol, Book Blog, November 10, 2013.


(E/R) Ignite in Vallum: new international poetics. Montreal, Quebec. Issue 10:2, pp. 71-72.

(E/R) Wisława Szymborska’s HereSarmatian Review, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. September 2013, Vol. XXXIII, No. 3, pp. 1784-1785.

(E/R) On the Wrong Side of the Law, Edward Butts, Book BlogOctober 11, 2013.

(E/R) The Odysseytranslated by Stephen Mitchell, Book Blog, August 23, 2013.

(E/R) Hesiod: Theogony Works and Days in Vallum: new international poeticsMontréal, Québec. Issue 10:1,  pp. 85-87.

(E/R) Tilting Point by Peter Dale Scott, in Prairie Fire Review of Books. Vol 13, No 1 (2013), Winnipeg, Manitoba.

(E/R) “Porcupine Forest Fires” in Highgrader Magazine: A Voice From the Northland, Timmins, Ontario.

(E/R) The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery, Sarmatian Review. Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA. January 2013, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, pp. 1736-1737, Rice University, Texas, USA.



(N-F) “First Northern Job,” in HighGrader Magazine: A Voice From the Northland, Late Summer, 2012, pp. 19-21.

(E-R) “Carrying a Brimful Pail.” Review of Tomas Transtromer’s The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems. Pacific Rim Review of Books, Summer 2012, p.32. Victoria, British Columbia.

(N-F) “65th Wedding Anniversary,” Haldimand Press, August 2012, p.7.

(E/R) Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, The Sarmatian Review, January 2012, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, pp. 1634-35. Rice University, Houston, Texas.

(E/R) Winter 2012: Essay on Modern Poetry of Pakistan (Iftikar Arif & Waqas Khwaja, eds). Vallum: new international poetics, Issue 9:21 pp. 104-09. Montreal, QC.

(E/R) Spring 2012: “March End Prill”, Essay on Bryan Sentes’ March End Prill, Pacific Rim Review of Books, p. 36. Victoria, British Columbia.

(E/R) Spring 2012: “All That Lies Beyond the Frontier of Language”, Essay on Lyndall Gordon’s Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds, Pacific Rim Review of Books, pp. 14 and 31.

(E/R) April 2012: Tadeusz Różewicz’s They Came to See a Poet: Selected Poems. Sarmatian Review. Vol. XXXII, No. 2, pp. 1671-2. Houston, Texas.



(N-F) “Inside the Glacier” published in the online and print edition of Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, December 21, 2011. Volume 3, No. 1, pp. 33-34. Anchorage, Alaska.

(Photo) Inside the Glacier published in the online and print edition of Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, December 21, 2011. Volume 3, No. 1, p. 34. Anchorage, Alaska.

(E/R) Point of View:  Harperland: The Politics of Control. Pacific Rim Review of Books. Issue Fifteen Vol. 7, No, 1 p. 34. Victoria, B.C.

(E/R) International Relations: Essay on American War Machine: Deep Politics: the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan. By Peter Dale Scott. Pacific Rim Review of Books. Issue Fifteen Vol. 7, No, 1 p. 39.

(E/R) Swan. By Mary Oliver. Vallum: New International Poetics, Issue 8:2, pp. 63-66. Montreal, Quebec.

(E/R) Sweet. By Dani Couture. Vallum: New International Poetics, Issue 8:1, pp. 65-67.

(E/R) Zbigniew Herbert’s “The Collected Prose: 1948-1998.” Sarmatian Review. Vol. XXXI, No. 2, pp. 1583-4. Houston, Texas.



(E/R) Mosaic Orpheus by Peter Dale Scott, Vallum: Contemporary Poetry. Fall/Winter issue 7:1 pp. 72-4.

(E/R) My Beloved Wager: Essays From a Writing Practice, Erin Moure, Vallum: New International Poetics. Issue 7:2: pp. 58-61.

(E/R) Upgraded to Serious, Heather McHugh, OTS July-August, p. 14.

(E/R)  “Nox Multa Nox,”  On Anne Carson’s Nox. Pacific Rim Review of Books, Fall Issue, p. 9.

(E/R)  Harperland: The Politics of Control.  Lawrence Martin, OTS November-December, p. 7.

(E/R) “We Didn’t Know,” Hans Fallada’s Every Man Dies Alone (Jeder stirbt für sich allein), Pacific Rim Review of Books, pp. 28, 30, and 39.



(E/R) “Making Our Community a Better Place.” (Guest Editorial, on behalf of the Community Foundation) The Tribune, November 13, p. 6.

(E/R) Sentimental Exorcisms. (Review of Sentimental Exorcisms, by David Derry) OTS November-December, p. 4.

(E/R) Mosaic Orpheus, by Peter Dale Scott, OTS September-October, p.6.

(CL) An addition to Sarmatian Review XV.2, Footnote 7. April 1995 “Mr. Cogito’s Duels: Zbigniew Herbert: A Conversation with Anna Poppek and Andrzej Gelberg.” Added to The Sarmatian Review archive, July 28, 2009.

(E/R) Katyń. (Review of Katyń, directed by Andrzej Wajda) Sarmatian Review, April, Vol. XXIX, No 2, pp 1483-85, with an Introduction by Ewa Thompson, The Sarmatian Review Editor.

(E/R) I Wrote Stone. (Review I Wrote a Stone, The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuściński, and In Praise of the Unfinished: Selected Poems, Julia Hartwig). Sarmatian Review January, Volume XXIX, No. 1, p. 1454.



(E/R) In Print (Review of Unfold: A Portrait of Peggy Baker) The Dance Current, September, Volume 11, Issue 3, p. 15.

(E/R) Tolstoy, at Last. War and Peace, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky). OTS. CXXII: July August, p. 6.

(E/R) In Print (Review of The Man Next Door Dances: The Art of Peter Bingham). The Dance Current. February, Volume 10, Issue 7, p. 17.

(E/R) THE subject, as always, is collaboration. (Review of The Collected Poems 1956-1998, Zbigniew Herbert). Sarmatian Review January, Volume XXVIII, No. 1, p. 1357.

(E/R) The Road Not Taken. (Review of The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America) OTS, CXIX January-February, p. 5. (This essay was the first review of this book published in North America, and the second review published world wide.)



(E/R) I Can Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw. (Review of Bill Bryson’s  Shakespeare: The World as Stage). OTS CXVIII: November-December. p. 9.

(CL) Polish Espionage. The Times Literary Supplement October 12, No. 5454, p.6.

(P) No Declaration. The Sarmatian Review September, Volume XXVII, No. 3, p. 1343.

(E/R) The Edge of Wilderness. (Review of Wild Ontario: An Artist’s and Photographer’s Guide to Ontario). OTS CXVI: July-August. p. 20.

(E/R) In Print. (Review of Reflections in a Dancing Eye; Investigating the Artist’s Role in Canadian Society). The Dance Current April, Volume 9, Issue 9. p. 17.

(E/R) April Showers Bring National Poetry Month. (Reviews of Double Helix; Helix: New and Selected Poems; Zbigniew Herbert: The Collected Poems 1956-1998; The Encantadas). OTS CXIV: March-April. p. 4.

(E/R) The Year in Review: Nine Good Books. (Reviews of: Absurdistan; District and Circle; The Encantadas; 2006 Pushcart Prize XXX: Best of the Small Presses; Uncommon Carriers; Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change; The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic; The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11; The Tibetan Book of the Dead). OTS CXIII: January-February. p. 6.



(E/R) In Print. (Review of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie: Reconstructing Fifteen Heterosexual Duets). The Dance Current November, Volume 9, Issue 3. pp. 16-17.

(E/R)  A History and a Celebration. (Review of David Earle: A Choreographic Biography) At DtDE website.

(E/R) “A Joyous Tale Returns: Court of Miracles” at DtDE site:

(E/R) Review of The Refrigerator Memory by Shannon Bramer, at Coach House Books site:

(E/R) In Print. (Review of David Earle: A ChoreographicBiography). The Dance Current September, Volume 9, Issue 3.

(E/R) The Oasis at Biblioasis. (Review of From Sarajevo With Sorrow). OTS CXI: July-August.

(P) Blackout. OTS CIX: May-June. p. 10.

(CL) For the Record. (Correction to “Public Library Buys a Trove of Burroughs Papers,” March 1, p. B1), The New York Times, March 8, p. A2.

(P) Not Meeting Anne Carson. OTS CVIII: March-April. p. 9.

(E/R) Close, But Not Too Close. (Review of Glass, Irony and God; Men in the Off Hours; The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson). OTS CVIII: March-April. p. 9.

(P) Persephone’s Seed. The Guardian January 17, 2007 (on line at,15167,1688527,00.html)

(E/R) Memories are Made of This. (Review of Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ). OTS CVII: January-February. p. 7.



(E/R) The Years of Living Dangerously. A Crack in the Edge of the World, by Simon Winchester. OTS CVI: November-December. p. 1.

(E/R) The Promise of Poetry. Another Name for Bridge, by Suzanne Hancock & The Refrigerator Memory, by Shannon Bramer. OTS CIII: May-June. p. 7

(E/R) If You Read or Write Poetry. A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver; How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch; The Sounds of Poetry by Robert Pinsky; On Poetry and Craft by Theodore Roethke; Proofs and Theories by Louise Glück. OTS CII: March-April. p. 3.

(E/R) The Invisible Shakespeare. Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, by Stephen Greenblatt. OTS CI: January-February. p. 5.



(E/R) The Emperors Have No Clothes. Hatchet Jobs: Writings on Contemporary Fiction, by Dale Peck. OTS C: November-December. p. 5.

(E/R) The Walrus and maisonneuve Go 15 Rounds. OTS XCIX: September-October. p. 5.

(E/R) Winning the Election at Any Cost. The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon by Anthony Summers. OTS XCVIII: July-August. p. 4.

(I) RBC still tight-lipped over details of glitch, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, June 7, 2004, pp. B1 & B4.

(E/R) Spring Summer Winter or Fall. Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long by Eliot Coleman. OTS XCIII: May-June. p. 5.

(E/R) Digging Deep. (Reviews of:  How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine; Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long; The Lost Garden: A Novel) The Globe and Mail Books, April 3, p. D19.

(E/R) What Hath King James Wrought? Reprint of God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson. Diocesan Circular: The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada, March, pp. 9-10.

(E/R) Almost 100 Years of Solitude. Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez. OTS XCII: March-April. p. 6.

(E/R) Read Canadian! (Review of The Perilous Trade: Publishing Canada’s Writers by Roy MacSkimming). OTS XCI: January-February. p. 5.

(E/R) A Joyous Tale Returns: Court of Miracles (Feature Article). The Dance Current, December-January, pp. 18-21.



“Word Fugitives”. Skidlock, The Atlantic Monthly, December, p. 180.

(E/R) Tolstoy’s Christmas in Chechnya (Review of Hadji Murád). OTS XCIV: November-December, p.6.

(E/R) What Hath King James Wrought? (Review of God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible). The Globe and Mail Books, August 9, p. D6.

(F) Notes From Underground, HighGrader Magazine: A Voice From the Northland IX(II): pp. 35-8.

(E/R) Antidote to War (Review of W. G. Sebald’s The Natural History of Destruction). OTS XCI: May-June, p.4.

(E/R) Sappho in Our Time (Review of Anne Carson’s If Not Winter: Fragments of Sappho). OTS XC: March-April, p. 3.



(E/R) The Nearly Perfect Critic (Review of Anthony Lane’s Nobody’s Perfect: Writings From The New Yorker). The Globe and Mail Books, October 12, p. D5.



(I) “Dam . . . could fail, engineers find.” The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2001, p.1&3.

(I) “Dam . . . could fail, engineers find–Update.” CBC-TV English Toronto, CBC-TV French Toronto, CHCH-TV Hamilton, CKCO-TV Kitchener-Waterloo, CTV Toronto, City-TV Toronto, CFTO-TV Toronto, The New CFPL TV London. And at numerous affiliated television stations, radio stations, and newspapers not listed here, March 1, 2001.


(CL) Flood Prevention: Re Quebec Flood Puts Focus On Prevention, The Globe and Mail, July 26, 1996.


(E/R) Oedipus Train Rex (Review of  Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh). OTS XXIV, November 1995, p.3.


1982-1989 EARLY PUBLICATIONS & JUVENILIA, Somewhere Out There on 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inch) Floppies.

With thanks to, and in memory of my first editor and publisher, Robert D. Riley, who took my floppies and published almost everything I gave him. His focus, while surrounded, clearly, by incipient chaos, yet managing to publish every issue of Spotlight on a deadline, reminded me of Clark Kent’s editor, Perry White.

May you rest in peace, Bob.



1989    Kagemusha, (Shadow warrior) directed by Akira Kurosawa, Spotlight Magazine.

1989    NanouSpotlight Magazine

1989    Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Spotlight Magazine.

1989    Scandal; Powwow Highway, Spotlight Magazine.

1989    Earth Girls Are Easy, Spotlight Magazine.

1989   The Navigator, Spotlight Magazine.

1989   Oedipus Wrecks, Spotlight Magazine.



1988    By Your Lieve, The Village Voice, New York

1988    Paris, Texas; The American Friend; Wings of Desire: A Wim Wenders Triple Play, Cinema Calendar

1988    A World Apart, Spotlight Magazine

1988    A Cry In The Dark, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Moonstruck, Colors, The Manchurian Candidate, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Milagro Beanfield War, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Revealing Clothes, The Globe and Mail

1988    She’s Gotta Have It, Spotlight Magazine

1988    The Brother From Another Planet, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Something Wild, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Wedding in Galilee, Spotlight Magazine

1988    The Courage to Persist: Review of News of a Kidnapping, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, OTS

1988    Fade to Black, The Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine

1988    Believe It, The Village Voice, New York

1988   Moonstruck, Colors, The Manchurian Candidate, Spotlight Magazine

1988    Suggestive Pineapple, The Globe and Mail

1988    Radioactivity, The Globe and Mail

1988    Snatched Away, The Globe and Mail

1988    History in Coins, The Globe and Mail

1986     Enfant Terrible, The Village Voice, new York

1982     Gershom Scholem, The Globe and Mail

(P)       No Date  The Canyon, Canadian Forum: A Monthly Journal of Opinion and the      Arts, Vol. LVII, No. 667. p. 51