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Monthly archive January, 2008

Mairead Byrne, Seriously: A Conversation & 3 Poems

LH: I love your piece, “Some Differences Between Poetry & Standup,” which I heard you read at Zinc. Can you tell me a little about the origins of that work?MB: Brendan Lorber asked me to do it, for a January date, one fall. Not the fall preceding the January date but the fall before that!...

Carmine Starnino on the art of reviewing

You love this so much and you’re so angry at this bad book that you want to hurt the person. You want them to feel hurt. When I first started I thought I was acting as a consumer advocate. I thought people were being taken for a ride. I thought poets were poetically undelivering and...

Chris Millar

Sandwich and Burger Patch, Trepanier Baer Manic punk cartoon collaging obsessive glue-gunning artist takes on board and paste and paint and many plastic things which hang and protrude and exude and portend and otherwise meander down and to the right…though unconventional in the down right movement and goth and what what. A twenty-something boy room...

Michael Chabon – Probably Not Thinking About His Pulitzer Prize But You Never Know, I Have Never Won a Pulitzer Prize So I Can’t Determine The Think Stay Power of Such an Award. Besides it Was Fri The 13th So He Was Prob Thinking About Death

Michael Chabon – Probably Not Thinking About His Pulitzer Prize But You Never Know, I Have Never Won a Pulitzer Prize So I Can’t Determine The Think Stay Power of Such an Award. Besides it Was Fri The 13th So He Was Prob Thinking About Death, originally uploaded by merkley???. From http://flickr.com/groups/booksandportraits/

Friday Round up

TIMOTHY FINDLEYCBC has an extensive feature on Findley, a writer in the “man of letters” tradition to be sure. Not Wanted on the Voyage is a Hound favorite. Who can resist a story told by a cat? Particularly when the cat is named Mottle… I had been looking for a copy of this earlier, to...

Robert Majzels, prose sleuth

Before there was the Humbug’s Diet there was Apikoros Sleuth.

Canadian fiction

Task: find an anthology or text that adequately engages and inspires young readers. Hope: find such a beast that focuses on, if not solely includes, Canadian fiction. Suspects:The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories, Jane UrquhartLikely Stories: A Postmodern SamplerThe new Oxford book of Canadian short stories in English by Robert Weaver and Margaret Eleanor...

Lost in Space – Network Sales Presentation

Lisa Robertson, Calgary 2008

more bits and bites

“The only failure is no love.” ca conrad Have you discovered the Artfag? There is a manifesto and much bite. Bookmark that site, along with Akimblog, for the latest on contemporary Canadian art. Very much looking forward to Generation, which opens at the Art Gallery of Alberta this weekend. The Hound finally treks up to...

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