Category: Editor Notes

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Bob Dylan, Dionne Brand, Louise Carson and the Written-Sung Word

by E. Martin Nolan

We’ve been looking into the tricky role poetry plays when incorporated into music. So far, I don’t think we’ve adequately defined that role. That is appropriate, because what little investigation we have done has suggested that poetry’s role in music should be studied on a case by case basis, and that “tricky” is probably the most important word in any overarching definition of that role.

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Fiction at the 49th Parallel

by Robert McGill

In anticipation of Robert McGill’s new novel,  Once We Had a Country (which officially launches this coming Wednesday), Puritan editor Tyler Willis poses a few questions about writing from both sides of the Medicine Line.

The Town Crier: As an author and teacher who has worked on either side of the Canada/U.S.

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“Poems Sound like the Voice I Have:” Three Questions for Souvankham Thammavongsa

by Phoebe Wang & E. Martin Nolan

Souvankham Thammavongsa’s third poetry collection, Light, will launch this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Supermarket. Souvankham has her work featured in Puritan XX. In anticipation of her launch, we asked her a few things about emotion, craft and art.

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Puritan Editor Tyler Willis Interviewed at Open Book Toronto

by The Puritan Editors

Puritan editor Tyler Willis was recently interviewed over at Open Book Toronto by Writer in Residence and former Puritan contributor, Andrew Faulkner (whose  poetry collection Need Machine was published by Coach House this past Spring) in a four-way round-table conversation about editors and editing.

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Upcoming Toronto Readings: A Puritan Guide

by The Puritan Editors

Ho, boy. A cluster of late Spring, early Summer literary activity in the Big Smoke. Allow The Puritan to be your guide over the next few weeks of launches, readings, and general shindiggery.

First up: former Puritan Associate Editor Andrew MacDonald will be giving a reading at the Taddle Creek Summer Launch on Friday,

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From The Puritan Editors: an Epic 20th Issue

by Spencer Gordon & Tyler Willis

Issue XX: Winter 2013 is a bit of a milestone for us here at The Puritan. Putting together our debut issue, way back in the halcyon days of late 2006, seemed a daunting enough challenge on its own.

Somehow, someway, amid the dozens of irreparable mistakes and innumerable bridges burnt down to a crisp,