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.'
In commemoration of Coach House's 50th Anniversary this year, publisher Stan Bevington responded to his sister's plea to clean house - and donated all 212 pristine books he had been sending to his mother since 1965 to the University of Alberta's Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.
This morning at Coach House we're all giving Brecken Hancock a great big group hug and want you all to join us in congratulating her on her big win last night. Her first poetry collection, Broom Broom, won the 2015 Language Trillium Book Award for Poetry (English Language), which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.
The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts has awarded Coach House's own Jordan Tannahill the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Award, a prize that celebrates excellence in Toronto theatre, dance and opera. The ceremony was held Monday evening (June 22nd) at the Harbourfront Centre, where 50 prizes in total were awarded to members of Toronto's vibrant performing arts scene.
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