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Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Erín Moure

Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Erín Moure

In the spirit of the recently released Secession by Chus Pato with Insecession by Erín Moure (BookThug, 2014), this interview is in two parts. Part One, with Chus Pato, is here while the second part, with Erín Moure, is published below. GR: On the BookThug blog, you ask Chus Pato: “If you could sum up Secession in a few words, what would...
Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Chus Pato (Translated by Erín Moure)

Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Chus Pato (Translated by Erín Moure)

On the occasion of the recently released Secession by Chus Pato with Insecession by Erín Moure (BookThug, 2014), I had the lucky opportunity of discussing this work with both authors. Seeing how in Secession/Insecession the two texts face each other, are in correspondence with each other, this interview befittingly begins with questions for Chus Pato...
Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Chus Pato (versión orixinal)

Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Chus Pato (versión orixinal)

A versión en inglés da entrevista está aquí. A segunda parte desta entrevista, con Erín Moure, será publicada o día 7 de xullo 2014, aquí. Geneviève Robichaud (GR): Está marabilloso ter unha obra túa en inglés en Canadá, Chus. Erín Moure destaca que a túa liñaxe poética vén en parte de Mallarmé, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, e...
Alex Porco in Conversation with Katherine Sehr: I’m Drawing a Language

Alex Porco in Conversation with Katherine Sehr: I’m Drawing a Language

[22 May 2014 – 3 June] Alex Porco (AP): I’d like to start by asking you to discuss the physical experience of making your artwork. Each drawing is the accumulation of small lines and swirls on large pieces of paper. It takes time to work on such an intimate scale; and, therefore, I imagine, it...
Bukem Reitmayer in Conversation with Kevin Barry

Bukem Reitmayer in Conversation with Kevin Barry

Bukem Reitmayer (BR): You started writing about Limerick, Dublin, Cork city, eventually you made your own city, Bohane, and then you began to write about County Sligo – what’s next? Where do you go from here? You mentioned before that you are getting closer and closer to home – what do you mean by that? Kevin...
Fazeela Jiwa in Conversation with Rita Wong and Larissa Lai: sybil unrest

Fazeela Jiwa in Conversation with Rita Wong and Larissa Lai: sybil unrest

[June 9, 2014] Fazeela Jiwa (FJ): sybil unrest was originally published by LINEBooks in 2008, and was just re-released by New Star Books late last year. In your acknowledgements you state that the poem began during the “fraught moment” of the 2003 SARS crisis and the American invasion of Iraq. Is there a similar contextual impetus...
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Janet Marie Rogers

Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Janet Marie Rogers

This interview took place in March 2014 Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy (WCS): In your latest publication, Unearthed (Leaf Press, 2011), you pay homage to the Coast Salish peoples in whose lands you are a long-time visitor to/dweller in, and acknowledge their lands as informing much of your poetry. You also hold strong to your Mohawk-ness-Tuscarora-ness, the landscapes...
Alex Porco in Conversation with Kerri Pullo

Alex Porco in Conversation with Kerri Pullo

Kerri Pullo’s asemic writing exists at the boundaries of calligraphy, visual poetry, and graffiti. Her rhythmic markings, colors, and textures attempt to reproduce the mind’s energia— its transitions, leaps, interruptions, digressions, and even dissipation. Examples of her work are interspersed throughout the interview that follows below. With good humor and refreshing honesty, Pullo discusses her...
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Vera Wabegijig

Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Vera Wabegijig

This conversation is based on an email exchange occurring between January 6 – 20, 2014. A glossary of anishinaabemowin (anishinaabe language, whose orthography does not employ capitals) is included at the end of the interview. A longer version of this interview can be found here.   Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy (WCS): Language, our language is everywhere. I...
Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter

Elvia Wilk in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter

Electronic Literature is a loaded and slippery category. It is rather dryly defined by the Electronic Literature Organization (what other art form needs a governing body?) as “works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer.” Does this mean everything or nothing? If there’s...
Jordan Abel and Renée Saklikar in Conversation: Accumulation as a Political Act

Jordan Abel and Renée Saklikar in Conversation: Accumulation as a Political Act

Daniel Zomparelli (DZ): I read both of your books consecutively (The Place of Scraps (Talonbooks, 2013) by Jordan Abel and children of air india (Harbour Publishing, 2013) by Renée Saklikar), and in my opinion the books had similar themes. They both take a tragedy, differing in scale obviously, and the poet interjects into these tragedies to create a...
Shane Rhodes On Beauty

Shane Rhodes On Beauty

Welcome back to “On Beauty,” a series of interviews with poets about their relations to beauty.  For an introduction to the project, see poets on beauty. This month I invited Shane Rhodes to think about beauty.  At a reading from his new poetry book, X, which interrogates documents outlining Canada’s “Indian Policy,” he mentioned that...
Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Benjamin Klein: "Fabrications" a Pop-Up Show

Geneviève Robichaud in Conversation with Benjamin Klein: “Fabrications” a Pop-Up Show

Geneviève Robichaud (GR): You’re curating a Pop-up group show with Margot Ross. What is the show’s intention? What was the curatorial frame/aim? How did you choose the work? Benjamin Klein (BK): The artists in the show titled ‘Fabrications’ are Laura Anderson, David Arseneau, Pierre Julien, Mathieu Levesque, Simone Rochon and Jonathan Schouela. The space (a warehouse...
Alex Porco in Conversation with David O'Meara

Alex Porco in Conversation with David O’Meara

Stitched Songs (7 Sept 2013 – 6 Nov 2013)   Alex Porco (AP): David, in your new book, A Pretty Sight (Coach House, 2013), the classical rhapsode is a central, recurring figure. The rhapsode is a figure of transport: he has the expressive power to move— or “possess”— his audience; at the same time, the rhapsode...
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Marilyn Dumont

Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy in Conversation with Marilyn Dumont

  Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy (WCS): Kinanaskomitinanan (thank-you) for considering these questions on your three poetry books, A Really Good Girl (1996), green girl dreams Mountains (2001), that tongued belonging (2007), and your latest manuscript, The Pemmican Eaters. Your poems map themselves out in terms of the landscapes and cityscapes that inform them. Can you share...

In Conversation: Catherine Leclerc & Robert Majzels

Catherine Leclerc (CL): For Sure is the fifth novel by France Daigle that you translated. For our readers, 1953: Chronicle of a Birth Foretold (1997) was the first, then you went on with Just Fine (1999), A Fine Passage (2002), Life’s Little Difficulties (2004), and now For Sure.  This almost seems like a cycle, especially since Daigle’s latest novel explicitly refers to 1953 and comments on it, as can...
Lemon Hound Turns One: A Prose & Narrative Folio

Lemon Hound Turns One: A Prose & Narrative Folio

Bark, Bark! Lemon Hound turns one! For our one-year anniversary we offer you a special Prose & Narrative folio. We do so to affirm our commitment to engaging in a wide swath of contemporary literature and signal our intention to publish the best, most exciting new voices. Our first ever folio includes excerpts from several...
In Conversation: Meredith Evans & Danielle Bobker

In Conversation: Meredith Evans & Danielle Bobker

Why we love Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place M. “Why we love This Must Be the Place” is a pretty good title for our discussion of Paolo Sorrentino’s 2011 film. I’m glad you floated it. Trying to articulate why we love a particular book or poem or movie is often what we, as...
In Conversation: Buckley, Kerouac, Yablonsky & Sanders

In Conversation: Buckley, Kerouac, Yablonsky & Sanders

Firing Line with William F. Buckley, 1968 Guests: Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, and Ed Sanders transcribed by Jason Grimmer A 1968 episode of William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, featuring a drunken Jack Kerouac, the Fug’s Ed Sanders and a clueless academic, Lewis Yablonsky, discussing the “Hippie” movement. BUCKLEY: The topic tonight is the hippies. An...
Indigenous Literature: Book Interview by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

Indigenous Literature: Book Interview by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

Ceremonies for the Dead, Giles Benaway. Kegedeonce Press, 2013 I want to share my thanks and appreciation Giles, for allowing your first published collection of poems to be a dwelling place for the Dead. How did the Dead manage to get such space and why is this space ceremonial? The title “Ceremonies for the Dead” is...
In Conversation: Leesa Dean & Catherine Bush

In Conversation: Leesa Dean & Catherine Bush

Accusation, Catherine Bush. Goose Lane, 2013. The first time I heard Catherine Bush read from her forthcoming novel, Accusation, was three years ago. We were staying at a monastery near Lumsden, SK, as part of the Sage Hill Writing Experience. At night, the writers and workshop participants took turns reading on a makeshift stage in a space that...
In Conversation: Ben Fama & Kate Durbin

In Conversation: Ben Fama & Kate Durbin

Ben Fama: I want to start by asking about something that occurred several months ago on the Hyperallergic site. You’d co-written The Teen-Girl Tumblr Aesthetic, an article about tumblr users who display an aesthetic that is “immediate, hyper-embodied, raw and vulnerable,” tying it to the recent death of tumblr user Elisa Lam, who drowned in...
In Conversation: Sina Queyras & Adam Dickinson

In Conversation: Sina Queyras & Adam Dickinson

LH: I can’t think of a more extreme follow up to Kingdom, Phylum, but looking at Kingdom, Phylum again I thought, well, actually this kind of makes sense. Particularly given the work you did on the Regreen anthology in the interim. Can you tell me why polymers? AD: The relationship between poetry and science has...
Entretien: Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Bernstein

Entretien: Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Bernstein

Entretien entre Pierre Dumayet et Michèle Berstein au sujet de Tous les chevaux du roi. Source: YouTube Durée : 8 min 9 sec. Pierre Dumayet (PD): C’est un premier roman. C’est un livre très brillant, très narquois. On ne voit pas pourquoi il n’aurait pas de succès, je lui en souhaite. Il a tout pour plaire ou...
In Conversation: Pierre Dumayet & Michèle Bernstein (English)

In Conversation: Pierre Dumayet & Michèle Bernstein (English)

Pierre Dumayet in Conversation with Michèle Bernstein on All the King’s Horses Source: YouTube Duration: 8 min 9 sec. Pierre Dumayet (PD): This is a first novel. This is a brilliant book, very sardonic. I can’t see why it wouldn’t be successful; at least I hope it will be. It has everything or almost everything to...