April 06, 2018
“In my poetry, I make room for what escapes stories,” an interview with Bänoo Zan
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 16, 2018
An Interview with Justin Million, host/star of KEYBOARDS!
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 Howell
“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 ...
February 12, 2018
New faces at Annick Press
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 Neilson
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 05, 2018
An Interview with Marc Di Saverio
“The Main Way I Saw Through his Codedness was Through my Own Experiences,” an Interview with Marc Di SaverioIt’s all too easy, but also hard not to, mention Arthur Rimbaud when discussing Émile ...
December 18, 2017
An Interview with R. Kolewe
“There’s no doubt that there’s a politics of nostalgia.” - R. KoleweAfter reading R. Kolewe’s Inspecting Nostalgia, discovering that his previous life involved working in software made sense. ...
November 21, 2017
An Interview with Canisia Lubrin
“I think memory, or more specifically, history, plays a role in how we understand ourselves." - Canisia Lubrin. The encyclopedic poetry of Canisia Lubrin simultaneously works on intellectual and cerebral ...
November 03, 2017
Writers & Money - Part Three
This is next installment in a series of surveys that I posted in order to get an idea of how different writers manage to make ends meet. You can read the first response here: http://open-book.ca/News/Writers-and-Money and ...
October 30, 2017
An Interview With Phoebe Wang
“Like jarring a sore bone, you wince, and the poem gasps out of you...” - Phoebe Wang The geography of Phoebe Wang’s Admission Requirements feels like it’s always in a state of flux. The speaker ...