Rainy weekends are perfect for reading. I recently picked up several novels from the Book Bazar, one of Ottawa's best used book stores for fiction. The Vintner's Luck, by New Zealand writer Elizabeth Knox, is set in France during the time of Napoleon. It's about a vintner who meets a fallen angel and has a secret affair. The writer's imagination is incredible and her use of language is poetic.
At the same time, I've been reading bp nichol's The Martyrology (well the first one). The man's creativity, wise maxims and simple use of language are highly inspiring. It's a reminder that anything is possible in poetry.
Coach House Books has the books on line: