April 06, 2018
“In my poetry, I make room for what escapes stories,” an interview with Bänoo ZanBy James Lindsay
Bänoo Zan is one of those incredible poets that give back to poetry and community more than they take. As well as being the author of two collections of poetry, she is also an educator, translator and ...
March 21, 2018
On writing politically, or how not to make your fiction sound like a lectureBy Jen Sookfong Lee
When I started writing my most recent novel, The Conjoined, I began with the idea of subverting classic crime fiction, something that I thought would be a fun bookish game. What if I could write a literary ...
March 16, 2018
An Interview with Justin Million, host/star of KEYBOARDS!By Ben Ladouceur
For the last few years, Peterborough poet Justin Million has been hosting (starring in? living? breathing?) a weird interpretation of the poetry reading called KEYBOARDS! As with any reading, poems are ...
March 07, 2018
An interview with Stevie HowellBy James Lindsay
“All instruments, our own vocal chords, are just us messing around w/airwaves. So, magic." - Stevie HowellThe poetry of Stevie Howell works on the mind like memory recall. “Between all matter exists ...
March 02, 2018
What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Editorial Process for New Writers - Part TwoBy Jen Knoch
We are back with part two from guest columnist, and top-notch editor, Jen Knoch. Jen dropped some wisdom about the editorial process last month, and has much more to share with our readers, and any and ...
February 23, 2018
Sorry Not Sorry: On Writing a Good ApologyBy Alicia Elliott
To some extent, public apologies always are a little false. We’ve had no shortage of them recently. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. come to mind. Their statements always feel removed from ...
February 16, 2018
On reading politically, or why the good old days are a flat out lieBy Jen Sookfong Lee
It’s a funny time in the world of words. Every morning, when I log into Twitter, people are debating freedom of expression and the politics of how we read. Some of this is just nonsense, really just ...
February 12, 2018
New faces at Annick PressBy Dory Cerny
The last few months have seen some major personnel changes at Annick Press, with the retirement of creative director Sheryl Shapiro and longtime marketing manager Brigitte Waisberg in December. Their ...
February 03, 2018
“An Anthem for the Unwell,” an Interview with Shane NeilsonBy James Lindsay
Poet, editor and physician Shane Neilson follows in the long tradition of doctor-writers: someone who works closely amongst the drama of life; who sees the personal, difficult, often hidden aspects of ...
January 30, 2018
Behind Every Story, A Less Interesting StoryBy Ben Ladouceur
Lillian is trying to write a good play. When progress alludes her, she tears the false starts out of her typewriter, scrunches them up into balls, and kicks over the wastebasket that brims with bad drafts. ...