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On Open Book Toronto, writer Melanie Janisse recently posted her thoughts about Sean Dixon's novel The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn and how it connects to the city she lives in:

Revenge in the City
High-rises, a terrazzo and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn

By Melanie Janisse

Author Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently talked with popular genre-fiction website The Genre Traveler to discuss the intersection of his poetry / impossible plays and the genres of horror and fantasy.

Author Sean Dixon (The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn) talked to CBC's Sunday Morning and Michael Enright about playing banjo at a biker funeral.

You can listen to the broadcast on the CBC site. Dixon's portion comes in about ten minutes from the end.

This summer, CBC Books built a literary map of Canada. From coast to coast to coast, CBC shows across the country brought together panels of book lovers to answer the question: 'What books do you really need to read to understand my home?'

Suzette Mayr recently talked to literary website Open Book Toronto about the benefits of taking -- and teaching -- Creative Writing classes, the challenges of writing a novel about teen suicide and the difficult experience that compelled her to write Monoceros, a tragicomic novel about the suicide of a gay high school student told from the perspectives of his acquaintances and friends.

Here's an excerpt:

Xtra! spoke to Suzette Mayr about her new novel Monoceros and about teen suidice and Catholic high schools. The interview appeared in the June 16, 2011 edition of the paper:

It starts with a suicide
Monoceros challenges homophobia in Catholic high schools
by Brett Josef Grubisic

PoemTalk is a collaboration of the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia, PennSound and the Poetry Foundation. It's a podcast of some of the world's best poets, produced and hosted by Al Filreis.

As part of the upcoming Summer Literary Seminars in Montreal, some of the SLS faculty are being interviewed in Maisonneuve. In this installment, poet Sachiko Murakami (The Invisibility Exhibit) interviews Christian Bök (Eunoia) about his current project, The Xenotext Experiment:

We're moving! This June, Coach House switches U.S. sales and distribution. Formerly sold to retailers in the United States by Northwestern University Press, Coach House titles will now be represented by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.

The delightful duo at Books in 140, which regularly presents some of the finest and most entertaining video book reviews to the worldwide web, recently tackled Shawn Micallef’s Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto (just in time for Stroll City).

Watch the video review here.