By New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement
New Museum R&D Seasons: Voice
July 14 2014
In this edition of VOICE Registers, New Museum R&D (Research & Development) Season Fellow Kaegan Sparks speaks with poet & critic Jordan Scott about speech disfluencies, state interrogation procedures, glottal stops, Blert and stuttering in 90s R&B.
Spencer Gordon reads an excerpt from 'Transcript: Appeal Of The Sentence,' in which an admirer of Miley Cyrus performs a three-thousand word sentence in defence of his passion. This story appears in Spencer's debut short fiction collection, Cosmo.
December 14, 2012 — Cordelia Strube talked with CBC's Russell Bowers on Daybreak Alberta a few months ago about her new novel Milosz, and the interview is included in the program's annual Christmas Book Show. Cordelia talks about finding new ways to describe the gamut of emotions her characters experience and that we all have: 'Everybody's fractured underneath. Yes, there are blasts of jubilation, but so much of life is just putting your head down and butting your way through it.
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.
The Sustainability Network made an audio recording of The Edible City food panel that took place on December 2, 2009. Moderator Nicola Ross (Alternatives Journal) spoke with contributors Lorraine Johnson, Shawn Micallef and Wayne Roberts about the issues surrounding food in the city.
You can listen to a slightly edited recording of the discussion, available on the Sustainability Network's site.
Literary blogger Julie Wilson (Seen Reading) has started a fantastic project for National Poetry Month: '30 in 30.'
In Wilson's own words, '30 in 30 was created to celebrate National Poetry Month. Thirty Canadian poets were asked to submit two readings: one poem of his/her own, and one cover/tribute. That audio will appear over the course of April.'
The Coach House team is getting close to our favourite time of year (this is an egregious lie): inventory counting!
We don't want to do it; our warehouse frightens us. Ergo, we have decided that for the rest of July, all of our backlist titles will be on sale at a 25% discount. This includes all of our books published (in print and electronically) prior to our recent spring 2014 titles.
The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure, the latest title in our Exploded Views series, is now available for purchase through the Coach House website. Award-winning writer and urbanist Shawn Micallef takes on the hallowed tradition of brunch, rethinking it as a way to look more closely at the nature of work itself and a catalyst for solidarity among the so-called creative class.
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