2009 Griffin Poetry Prize finalists Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and Kevin Connolly (Revolver), along with winner A. F. Moritz (The Sentinel), read and discuss their poetry with host Tom Howell on CBC's The Next Chapter. Additional, unedited material has been added since the podcast was originally posted, under the title 'Party with the Poets.'
Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) is interviewed by Open Book: Toronto for their Trillium Finalist Series. Visit the site to enter a contest for an Ontario Authors Prizepack, which includes the nine English-language Trillium-nominated books. The 22nd Annual Trillium Award winners are announced on June 16, 2009.
2009 Griffin Poetry Prize finalists Jeramy Dodds (Crabwise to the Hounds) and Kevin Connolly (Revolver), along with winner A. F. Moritz (The Sentinel), read and discuss their poetry with host Tom Howell on CBC's The Next Chapter.
The Toronto Star's Vit Wagner talks to Jeramy Dodds about his Griffin Poetry Prize nomination on the eve of the shortlist readings, which are given on June 2nd, 2009 at a sold-out MacMillan theatre in Toronto to a crowd of 850.
From the interview:
'I understand that this is a huge honour for a first book,' says Dodds, chatting earlier this week in a Toronto coffee shop. 'It's a little overwhelming.'
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We're excited to announce that Emily M. Keeler will assume the role of series editor for the Exploded Views nonfiction series. Keeler, who takes over the series editor role originated by Jason McBride, is the founding editor of Little Brother, an award-winning literary magazine, and is formerly the books editor of Canada's National Post.
Reviewing Christian Bök's The Xenotext: Book 1 for American Scientist, Michael Leong calls the book 'at once rigorously scientific and rigorously literary.' He goes on to write that 'Bök's work is an important bridge not only between conservative formalists and cutting-edge conceptualists but between poetic and scientific communities.
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