11 hours ago
Poetry vs Prose part 1 of 2
”Why does Dane use words like poetry and prose yet refuse concepts like genre?”I've been accused of citing quotes unnecessarily, so I'll merely remind my readers of a very Canadian statement, “The ...
one day ago
A few minutes with ... Adebe DeRango-Adem
Throughout my month here at open-book.ca I've been sharing my conversations with various members of the literary community. Our last conversation is with noted poet, Adebe DeRango-Adem. To learn more ...
February 20, 2017
A few minutes with ... Dalton Higgins
Throughout the month I have been sharing interviews with members of the literary community. Today, I have the privilege of sharing my conversation with best-selling author, journalist, speaker, publicist, ...
February 17, 2017
A few minutes with ... Whitney French
Throughout the month, I am posting my interviews with members of the literary community. Today, I am pleased to share my conversation with Whitney French. Whitney is a talented writer, performer, and ...
February 16, 2017
A series of questions
Today, instead of waking up with answers, or advice for members of the literary community, I awoke with a series of questions. I've wrestled throughout the day, wondering if a set of questions were worthy ...
February 15, 2017
Publishing vs Self-publishing
In many ways the current publishing structure for literature is obsolete. If you have a fan base of over 100 people willing to purchase your work, and if you can negotiate with graphic designers and editors, ...
February 14, 2017
The importance of romantic poetry
Just like the Super Bowl, Christmas, and any other commercial holiday, I awoke today with little knowledge of its significance. Of course, it's Valentine's Day. In Japan, on Valentine's women deliver ...
February 13, 2017
A few minutes with ... Pamela Mordecai
During my month here, I am presenting a series of interviews with various members of the literary community. Today I'm thrilled to share my conversation with Pamela Mordecai. You can find Pamela's past ...
February 10, 2017
The absurdity of literary prizes part 2 of 2
“ I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it.”For my most recent book, I had a reviewer who skewered me for quoting Shakespeare, and then citing it in my end notes. Because, everyone who reads ...
February 09, 2017
The absurdity of literary prizes part 1 of 2
It's 2016, Stockholm, and Patti Smith is dressed in a black suit, nervously performing Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. A hushed crowd listens in celebration of her rendition of a song written by the ...