August 10, 2017
“Considering the Book as Bi(bli)osphere,” an Interview with Gary Barwin
The writing of poet, composer, and recently Giller nominated novelist Gary Barwin has music to it that sounds like a gathering of organic materials, processed and released over and over until they sound ...
August 08, 2017
Interview with Kelly Collier
Today we’re talking to Kelly Collier about A Horse Named Steve.Here’s the thing, guys. HERE’S THE THING!!! Kelly Collier is a debut author-illustrator who sent in an unsolicited submission to Kids ...
August 04, 2017
Interview with Kyo Maclear
Kyo Maclear is one of my favourite children’s book authors and one of the loveliest people I know. She’s the author of many acclaimed picture books including Spork, Virginia Wolf and The Fog, and ...
July 31, 2017
An Interview with David O’Meara, organizer of the Plan 99 Reading Series
In the Manx Pub, a basement bar on Ottawa’s Elgin St., there’s a slim shelf of books – lots of poetry, but also some prose. The books are often browsed, often borrowed, and often returned. They’re ...
July 27, 2017
An Interview With Catriona Wright
“You start to realize just how culturally constructed ideas of the edible vs. inedible are."Among the themes poets tend to shy away from, gastronomy lives somewhere at the top alongside rent and debt. ...
April 23, 2017
Open History - Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Our Open History series continues with Ottawa and Empire, from Between the Lines.Read on after the following description for a Q & A with the author.Ottawa and Empire (from Between the Lines):In ...
April 06, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part One
My Time To series of three board books– Nap Time, Play Time, and Bath Time – are being published this September. This signifies two “firsts” for me – first board books ever, and first time ever ...
March 13, 2017
An Interview with Adèle Barclay
“I'm not too interested in the reader needing to understand the private language...” - Adèle BarclayAdèle Barclay’s BC Book Prize nominated If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach out for You (Nightwood) ...
September 30, 2016
The Lucky Seven Interview, with Bill Turpin
As a longtime journalist, Bill Turpin surely drew on plenty of real-life experience while writing Max's Folly (Guernica Editions). From Max's dangerous adventures while reporting in Latin America to ...
August 05, 2016
Debby Florence on Canadian Poetry
As someone who was crazy about a lot of American poets from a very young age, I'm still caught off-balance when an American turns out to be a big fan of Canadian poetry. debby florence is one such American. ...