Category: Interview

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Interview with Eliza Robertson

by Rory Gleeson

Eliza Robertson is a Canadian writer based in the UK, currently completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia, and is the author of Wallflowers. She talked with Rory Gleeson, an Irish writer coming to the end of a two-year stay in Canada, via a dodgy Skype connection.

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BC Publishing Spotlight: Donna Macdonald

by Nathaniel G. Moore

Over the past several months, The Town Crier has been featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The latest in the series is an interview with the Sunshine Coast’s Nathaniel G. Moore, author of Jettison (Anvil Press),

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An Interview with Daphné B. and Marie Darsigny

by Geneviève Robichaud

It is a somewhat rainy Saturday evening in Montreal. We—Klara du Plessis and I (Geneviève Robichaud)—are expecting Marie Darsigny and Daphné B. at my place for dinner to discuss the fact that they write in a second language and across languages, sometimes combining both French and English. What struck me most was the level of intimacy we reached in such a short amount of time.

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“Like Trying Really Hard to Ride a Really Bad Bicycle”: Interview with Thomas Molander

by Fawn Parker

Thomas Molander is a musician and writer from BC currently living in Montreal. His forthcoming novel is called The Article Man. He is editor and co-founder of Bad Nudes Magazine.

Fawn Parker: I’m thinking about using Jarett Kobek as a launching pad here. You were telling me recently about his book I Hate the Internet.

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Interview with Jacqueline Valencia

by Suzanna Derewicz

I first met Jacqueline when we were featured together at the EW Reading Series back in March. Next I saw her was at the book launch for There Is No Escape Out Of Time back in July at The Supermarket in Kensington (Toronto) where I became interested in writing a post about the book.

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BC Publishing Spotlight: Michael Johnson

by Nathaniel G. Moore

Over the next couple of months, The Puritan’s Town Crier blog will feature short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The latest in the series is an interview with Nathaniel G. Moore, a columnist with subTerrain magazine and BC poet Michael Johnson,

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Close Reading on the Pitcher’s Mound

by E Martin Nolan

 

“Like writers, pitchers initiated action, and set the tone for their games. They had all sorts of ways of achieving their effects.”
Michael Lewis, Moneyball

Like writers, pitchers manipulate audiences. They use rhythm and variation to keep opposing batters, their primary audience, off balance while the fans look on in appreciation.

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An Interview with Alex Manley

by Fawn Parker

I sat down with Montreal poet and editor, Alex Manley, to talk about his forthcoming collection with Metatron Press. His manuscript was shortlisted for the 2016 Metatron Prize, and he was later offered a publication deal. He had to reschedule our meeting all of one time (see: brunch with mother), at which point we tentatively titled the interview “Local Diva Stands Up Puritan Editor.” Read an excerpt from his collection here.

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Puritan Authors Summer Omnibus Interview #4

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

In the final installment of this epic Omnibus Interview, The Puritan editorial staff catches up with Kilby Smith-McGregor, Michael Prior, and Ashley-Elizabeth Best.

“Overt, Covert, and Subverted Associations”: E Martin Nolan Interviews Kilby Smith-McGregor

E Martin Nolan: If Kids in Triage was an exhibit of paintings,

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Puritan Authors Omnibus Interview #3

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

Every summer, The Puritan Editorial Staff conducts a brief interview with past magazine contributors who have published a book in the last year. In the third installment, we hear from Stuart Ross, Stephen Thomas, and Laura Clarke.

 

“My Most Experimental Poetry Book to Date”: E Martin Nolan Grills Stuart Ross