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Shane Rhodes book launch trailer

Posted by on January 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  Watch the new trailer for Shane Rhodes‘s Ottawa launch of X, available here. Rhodes’s latest work was inspired by one of Canada’s most unpoetic subjects: Canada’s post-confederation treaties and the recent Idle No More protests. Investigating what the treaties mean today and what art can do with such unpoetic documents.   Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Time: 8:30pm […]

Bradley Somer is a New Voice at SCFWA

Posted by on August 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Nightwood Editions author Bradley Somer and House of Anansi’s Théoodora Armstrong join this year’s Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in the ever-popular New Voices event on Sunday, August 18 at 3 PM. This year’s new voices are new in more ways than one. Their first books are daring, stylistically innovative and fresh in content. These two young […]

Jay MillAr’s new Toronto Quarterly interview

Posted by on July 24, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Have a look at this new Toronto Quarterly interview with poet Jay MillAr. Asked to define his new collection, Jay offered this description of Timely Irreverence: I suppose it would be me advocating that poetry (a term synonymous with creativity) be part of one’s everyday life, for noticing that creativity is not something that is separate from the […]

Brad Cran talks poetry on CBC’s Airplay

Posted by on June 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Have a listen to this CBC Airplay interview with Brad Cran about poetry, the power of words and how he has connected with people through his writing. In this program, he also reads poetry from his new collection, Ink on Paper. Brad visited the Yukon this month where he participated in the Whitehorse Poetry Festival […]

Brad Cran talks poetry on Wax Poetic

Posted by on May 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Brad Cran is the guest poet on the latest radio show instalment of Wax Poetic on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO. Reading from his latest collection, Ink on Paper, and talking poetry with RC Weslowski and Pamela Bentley, this interview will originally be aired on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2 PM. Tune in at 100.5 FM […]

Jay Ruzesky on CBC Radio’s On the Island

Posted by on May 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Poet, explorer, English professor, memoirist. These are just some of the roles that Nightwood author Jay Ruzesky comfortably takes on in the average year. Tune in to CBC Radio’s On the Island show on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:20 AM to listen to Jay discuss his new travel memoir, In Antarctica. The Polar regions are […]

Elizabeth Bachinsky featured in LPG’s National Poetry Month Campaign

Posted by on April 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

Elizabeth Bachinsky adds some sizzle to the LPG 30-Day Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project, a Canadian celebration of National Poetry Month. “Who Loves Ya, Baby?” from her latest Nightwood collection, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, is CoCoPoPro feature poem #5 on the LPG Blog. There’s also a Q&A and links to more interviews. You can catch Eilzabeth at venues across Canada this month as she takes […]

Jay Ruzesky featured on Open Book Toronto

Posted by on March 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

At Home at the Edge of the World: Jay Ruzesky Shares Two Epic Voyages at Ben McNally’s Travellers Series Open Book Toronto looks at Jay Ruzesky‘s childhood fascination with his ancestor, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, Jay’s own impressions of Antarctica and the spiritual awakening that his recent polar expedition inspired. Jay will be reading for the first time from his travel memoir, In […]

rob mclennan asks Sandy Pool 12 or 20 Questions

Posted by on December 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

Sandy Pool, author of Undark, contemplates life and writing in this new interview by rob mclennan. Here’s a teaser, but you can read more here: 1 – How did your first book change your life? How does your most recent work compare to your previous? How does it feel different?
 Having my first book published was both […]

Verse Subversive: Ray Hsu on reinventing poetry

Posted by on September 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

 In a recent interview in The Ubyssey, Nightwood poet Ray Hsu talks about breaking down traditional ideas of poetics and searching out what contemporary poetry should look like. His concept has no limits on form and expression: “Because poetry is the air that I breathe and the way that I think, that could encompass anything.” Read more of this interview […]