Jonathan Ball in conversation with the Manitoban

Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently sat down with Benjamin Miller of The Manitoban to talk about inspiration, education and how to be a writer.

'Ex Machina and Clockfire have earned Ball a reputation as a poet, but he doesn’t see these books as poetry. “Most people would consider me a poet, because I’ve done two books of so-called poetry,” he said, ”even though I tend to think of them as just being in a kind of in-between space.”

“I just think of myself as a writer,” he said. “I actually consider myself a writer of horror and comedy. [But] because I use fairly unconventional techniques, I don’t think that that relationship is obvious to anyone.”'

Read the whole article here.

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