Month: April 2016

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BC Publishing Focus: Joe Denham

by Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Over the next couple of months, The Puritan’s Town Crier blog will be featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The fourth in the series is an interview with Shazia Hafiz Ramji of Talonbooks and BC poet Joe Denham,

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Author Note: Francine Cunningham

by Francine Cunningham

Francine Cunningham’s short story “Pornorama” was published in The Puritan Issue 30 with guest fiction editor Doretta Lau. “Pornorama” is about a woman who works at an adult movie store in Fort McMurray, AB.

My story “Pornorama” takes place in Fort McMurray,

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Author Note: Marlin M. Jenkins

by Marlin M. Jenkins

Marlin M. Jenkins is the author “Pull my ends/ and see if/ they return/ to centre,” published in The Puritan Issue 30, poetry edited by Katherena Vermette.

I’ve tried for a long time to write about romantic relationships and about dance (I teach and DJ for a dance called West Coast Swing),

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October Call for Submissions

by Klara du Plessis

Six times a year, the Town Crier hands itself over to a guest editor. Curators are free to publish for a month on any literary topic of their choosing. Klara du Plessis will be curating the Town Crier blog in the month of October. Her call-out for submissions follows.

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Author Note: Anna Leventhal

by Anna Leventhal

Anna Leventhal wrote the story “L’Horloge” for the Summer Supplement, “À la prochaine fois”: 1995 and Literature in Post-Referendum Quebec” in The Puritan Issue 30. The story is set in a retirement home in Laval in the 21st century.

I wasn’t sure at first how to approach writing about the ’95 referendum.

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The Blodwyn Memorial Prize

by William Kemp

It was in the summer of 2015, in Jay and Hazel Millar/MillAr’s backyard with a s’more lodged in my mouth, that the Blodwyn Memorial Prize became a thing. Nicole Brewer was asking what BookThug—good friends, mentors, some of my favourite publishers—would expect to get out of sponsoring a prize.

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Author Note: Finn Harvor

by Finn Harvor

Finn Harvor’s poem “nHI-lizm was featured in Issue 20 of The Puritan. Here he discusses his writing process and influences, both literary and musical.

Town Crier: Does your poem or story have an interesting origin story/compositional history you’d like to share? This could include interesting factoids or bits of research that informed the poems or the story.

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Interview with Toronto Poet Ewan Whyte

by Ray McClaughlin

Entrainment explores interrelatedness, the intellectual, and the ubiquitous with lyrical vision. Ewan Whyte’s debut poetry collection follows up a translation of the poetry of Catullus which Ewan published in 2004. His passion for art, the absurdity of life, and presenting a real characterization (hallucinating vagrants singing to vegetables,

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BC Publishing Focus: Sheryda Warrener

by Spencer Williams

Over the next couple of months, Puritan’s The Town Crier blog will be featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The third in the series is an interview with Spencer Williams of Talonbooks and BC poet Sheryda Warrener,