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Prairie Books NOW talks to Jon Paul Fiorentino

As many of you know, Jon Paul Fiorentino is from Transcona, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and his hometown often informs his work. As such, he was the subject of an interview in the Winter 2014 issue of Prairie Books NOW. Quentin Mills-Fenn talked to the poet about his new collection, Needs Improvement, and his own experiences in the world of public education:

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The Ruckus Readings interview Spencer Gordon

Spencer Gordon, much-lauded author of the short fiction collection Cosmo, is reading at the Ruckus Reading Series on September 29. In advance of his appearance there, the Ruckus organizers asked Gordon a number of questions.

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Sarah Liss talks about Army of Lovers on CBC's Metro Morning

On Friday, September 20, Army of Lovers author Sarah Liss spoke with Matt Galloway for CBC's Metro Morning. Liss, the culture editor of The Grid magazine, was discussing her new book Army of Lovers, a community history of the late activist, artist and community builder Will Munro.

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Forget the Box delves into Needs Improvement

Website Forget the Box previewed the Montreal launch of Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement with a part-review / part-interview. An excerpt follow. Read the full review for all the Fiorentino conversational goodness at Forget the Box:

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Spencer Gordon talks to Andrew Faulkner and Open Book about smelling the smells of the people

Over at Open Book Toronto, the June Writer-in-Residence Andrew Faulkner (Need Machine) interviewed Cosmo's Spencer Gordon about short stories and places to write, in a surreal, over-the-top interview.

An excerpt follows:

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David Seymour profiled by Open Book Toronto

This spring, Coach House is publishing poet David Seymour's highly anticipated new collection, For Display Purposes Only. Open Book Toronto sat down to ask David Seymour about his poetic influences and practices on April 13, 2013. An excerpt of the interview follows, but you can read the full interview at Open Book Toronto.

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The Globe T.O. talks with Edward Keenan about Mayor Ford, Toronto, fistfights

Following the verdict on Mayor Rob Ford's appeal, it seemed like everyone was keen to talk to Edward Keenan about his new book, Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto. In the Globe and Mail's Toronto section on Saturday, January 26, columnist Marcus Gee asked him a few questions about his book, Mayor Ford and getting punched in the face (for real). A few excerpts from the interview follow:

We both cover city hall. How do you find it?

It sure beats working for a living. No, but I've had a lot less fun in jobs. There is great material every day. The characters are riveting to write about. I think you said it was the best political reporting gig in the country right now, and I think I agree with you about that. But as a citizen, I find it frustrating and depressing sometimes, when the clown show takes over.

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Spencer Gordon interviewed by CHUO

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In late November 2012, Spencer Gordon, author of Cosmo, was interviewed by Ottawa area radio station CHUO's Mitchell Caplan, for the show 'CLICK HERE'. Over the course of the ten-minute interview, they talk about realism, celebrity and Gordon reads a sample from the story 'The Land of Plenty.'

Sarah Pinder behind the 8-Ball interview

Sarah Pinder, author of the stunning new poetry collection, Cutting Room, took fellow Coach House author Jonathan Ball's '8-Ball Questionnaire,' answering eight questions about her book and writing, including one question she was told to select herself.

An excerpt of the interview follows, but you can read the full piece at jonathanball.com:

1. What do you want to talk about – which question do you wish interviewers would ask, and what is your answer?

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Matthew Tierney talks Probably Inevitable with TINARS

Matthew Tierney talks about his new poetry collection, Probably Inevitable with the This Is Not A Reading Series crew. Probably Inevitable video recorded and edited by Meredith Wright on Vimeo.

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