Month: January 2015

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On Geoffrey Alexander Parsons

by Jason Freure

In the last part of our two part interview, Jason Price Everett talks about how literature has been priced out of American society and the death of writer and friend, Geoffrey Alexander Parsons.

Jason Freure: “Bone Folder” is a prose poem dedicated to the memory of Geoffrey Alexander Parsons,

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Microliteratures and Travelogues

by Jason Freure

Jason Freure: First of all, you write in your travelogue, Xian Dyad, “A sincere and true travelogue undresses the traveller and masks the places travelled.” Why did you write a travelogue, and what elements of travel did you uncover or unmask?

Jason Price Everett: When I first decided to spend a year in China teaching English,

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Cryptozoology and Life Working in the Gallery: An Interview with Nina Berkhout

by Julienne Isaacs

Nina Berkhout is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Elseworlds, which won the 2013 Archibald Lampman Award. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, she now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. The Gallery of Lost Species (House of Anansi), set for release this January, is her first novel.

Julienne Isaacs: You have a degree in Classical Studies and another degree in Museum Studies.

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Author Notes: Angela Hibbs

by Tyler Willis

Angela Hibbs contributed two poems to The Puritan Issue XXVII. Hibbs answered four questions from The Town Crier about her poems, and we are pleased to present them here.

Town Crier: Do your poems have an origin story, or a compositional history that you’d like to share?

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Four Questions with Roxanna Bennett

by Domenica Martinello

Roxanna Bennett published a review of Jon Paul Fiorentino’s I’m Not Scared of You or Anything in Issue 26, Summer 2014. Her debut collection of poems, The Uncertainty Principle (2014), will be reviewed on The Town Crier next month.

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Author Notes: Shawn Fawson

by Tyler Willis

Shawn Fawson contributed poetry to The Puritan’s fall edition, Issue XXVII. For The Town Crier, she writes about war culture and the challenge of closing the gaps left open in war’s aftermath.

This poem, Piazza with Fountain and Statues,

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Reading Online: Literary Publishing in a Digital World

by André Forget

Arguments about reading in print versus reading online have been both ubiquitous and tedious for some time now. On one side of the argument, books like Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows have warned us of what reading online is doing to our attention spans, in the same way oral bards likely once lamented the damaging effect text was having on our ability to memorize.