Theatres of the Catastrophal: A Conversation with Nathanaël

By Geneviève Robichaud On the occasion of the release of her most recent book, Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal (Nightboat Books, 2012), Nathanaël and I shared a conversation. Geneviève Robichaud: It is…

The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

By Melissa Bull I met J. Mae in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. We were both enrolled in writing classes with Summer Literary Seminars. J. Mae’s poetry workshop was in…

Vancouver Specials Slideshow

Sachiko Murakami on Beauty

Welcome to “On Beauty,” a series of interviews with poets about their relationship to beauty. (For a complete introduction to the project, see ‘Poets on Beauty.’) I’m kicking off volume III…

The Poneme: Wrong Words

Samuel Taylor Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in their best order,” which I have long misremembered as “the right words in the right order,” one of those double-positives…

I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora Gould

Review by Allison LaSorda Late last year, Russell Smith of The Globe and Mail wrote an article on Canada’s unlikely poetry renaissance; in it, he suggests an increasing interest in…

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