poetry

Trent Arthur interviews Jeramy Dodds

Poet Jeramy Dodds speaks to the Arthur (his alma mater, Trent University's paper) about Crabwise to the Hounds ('It is both my oldest work and my newest, due to an unrestrained addiction to editing'), the influence of southern Ontario landscapes on the images in his book and more. But don't get your hopes up -- Dodds saves his writing advice for 'highly-motivated shut-ins or terrorists.'

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

Sina Queyras interviews Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin (Raising Eyebrows, Outside the Hat) is interviewed by Sina Queyras (Lemon Hound) in a new post on her poetry blog. Barwin talks about his rather uncanny visual art and signs off with a complementary poem.

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

Eye Weekly marvels at The Laundromat Essay

By Brian Joseph Davis
Eye Weekly
November 26 2008

My panic whenever reviewing poetry can be explained with a story once told to an interviewer by Liz Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. For an unauthorized lyric sheet, the band’s Japanese label had transcribed her indecipherable singing into English lines like, 'Hit me with your airplane / I don’t mend no fence / Yeah, baby, I’m a mud dancer.' Poetry criticism’s failure, I’ve always thought, is that it runs at a similar interpretive deficit as Japanese music industry interns pitted against Scottish post-punks singing in doggerel.

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

David McGimpsey 'in residence' at Broken Pencil

David McGimpsey (Sitcom), writer of knee-slapping, rhymed-and-metred poems about such pop culture legends as the Fonz and Mary Tyler Moore, is currently the 'indie artist in residence' at Broken Pencil magazine.

Visit the following link to check out his page: http://www.brokenpencil.com/indieartist/.

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

Margaret Christakos on The Next Chapter podcast

CBC's The Next Chapter interviews Margaret Christakos, whose latest collection of poetry is What Stirs.

Download the podcast at http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/nextchapter_20081122_9442.mp3. Christakos's feature comprises the last seven minutes or so.

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

Profile of Jeramy Dodds in the National Post

The National Post's Mark Medley interviews Jeramy Dodds, who discusses the lengthy process behind Crabwise to the Hounds as well as the connection between writing and working as a research archeologist:

'It seems to me like there's some sort of interpretation that occurs in reverse order,' he says. 'These poems are being built up of all this junk, really. Junk from the language.'

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

Quill & Quire praises Crabwise to the Hounds

By Mark Callanan
Quill & Quire
December 1 2008

Despite my abiding conviction that a moratorium should be placed on poems about Glenn Gould (whose frequent appearance in Canadian poetry has made him into something of a verse cliché), I feel bound to admit that Jeramy Dodds imbues the clutch of Gould poems in his first collection with the same idiosyncratic brilliance that the famed concert pianist injected into his own art.

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

The Laundromat Essay Launch at Type Books

Nov 13

Come celebrate the launch of Kyle Buckley's labyrinthine long poem, The Laundromat Essay, at Type Books on Thursday, November 13.

Curious about this book? Read a recent interview with the author by the Calgary Herald.

The Laundromat Essay Book Launch
featuring author Kyle Buckley
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
8:00 p.m.

Location: 
Type Books
883 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada
Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

'Ten Questions with Margaret Christakos' on Open Book Toronto

Open Book Toronto interviews Margaret Christakos just in time for the Toronto launch of her new poetry collection, What Stirs, on November 6 at David Mirvish Books.

Read what Christakos has to say about the writing process, her influences and her latest project:

Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Related Titles: 

a.rawlings in Edmonton

Nov 11

a.rawlings, author of wide slumber for lepidopterists, reads in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 11 at the Olive Reading Series.

a.rawlings at the Olive Reading Series
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hulbert's, 7601-115 Street
Edmonton, AB
6:00 p.m.

Location: 
Hulbert's
7601 115 Street
Edmonton, AB
Canada
Related Content
Related Contributors: 
Syndicate content