Category: Interview

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The Puritan Authors Omnibus #2

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

Each year, The Puritan Editorial Staff catches up with past magazine contributors who have published a book since the last Omnibus Interview. In the second installment, we hear from Laurie D Graham and Gary Barwin.

“Dudn’t Mean I’m Gonna Stop”: Spencer Gordon Asks Laurie D Graham about a Classic Auden Quote

 

Spencer Gordon: In a recent article for ​​The Walrus,

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The Puritan Authors Omnibus Interview #1

by The Puritan Editorial Staff

Every year, The Puritan Editorial Staff catches up with past magazine contributors who have published a book in the last 12 months. In the first installment, we hear from Melissa Bull, Andrew Forbes, and Liz Worth.

“Mulling Over the Same Shit Like Cud”: Fawn Parker Interviews Melissa Bull

Fawn Parker: Your collection Rue deals a lot with travel,

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BC Publishing Spotlight: Who Said I’m Not Vilified?

by Nathaniel G Moore

An interview with poet and writer Catherine Owen

Over the next couple of months, the Town Crier will be featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The fifth in the series is an interview with the Sunshine Coast’s Nathaniel G. Moore author of Jettison (Anvil Press) and Catherine Owen,

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Raptors, Dive Bars, and Failing to Quit: A Conversation with Eva HD

by Suzanna Derewicz

Suzanna Derewicz: Your first collection of poetry Rotten Perfect Mouth came out with Mansfield Press last year, and Shiner is your second published collection with them. Could you talk a little bit about how you discovered Mansfield, or did they discover you?

Eva HD: When I wrote the pieces in the first book,

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An Interview with Daniel Perry

by Jason Freure

Daniel Perry is the author of the collection of short fiction Hamburger. While the interviewer wishes this conversation had taken place at Dangerous Dan’s, the truth is that it took place over email.

Jason Freure: Why the title Hamburger?

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Talking Poetry, Comedy, and Sex with Vincent Colistro

by Catriona Wright

Vincent Colistro’s debut poetry collection The Late Victorians came out with Véhicule Press this spring. His poems have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, The Puritan, and elsewhere.

Catriona Wright is The Puritan’s Poetry Editor.

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Queering Poetry: An Interview with Amber Dawn

by Daniel Zomparelli

Over the next couple of months, the Town Crier will be featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The fifth in the series is an interview with Daniel Zomparelli of Poetry Is Dead magazine (see complete bio below) and Amber Dawn,

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More Orange: Margaret Christakos’s Her Paraphernalia

by Julie Joosten

Margaret Christakos’s multifaceted and deeply personal new book, Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies (Bookthug, 2016), is the inaugural title in BookThug’s Essais series. Dedicated to nonfiction that challenges traditional forms and styles of cultural enquiry, this new series offers takes on embodied criticism from unique creative minds.

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Artaud Says: Eat the Wall!

by Mike Hoolboom and Kilby Smith-McGregor

<Mike Hoolboom>

TO: <Kilby Smith-McGregor>

In 1933 Artaud was asked to give a lecture at the Sorbonne. He didn’t talk about the plague, he crawled between people’s seats, rolled on the floor, exhibited his boils. The audience didn’t know what to do. Most of them left, laughing too loudly.

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Heart Full of World [Part 2]: In Conversation with Susan Perly

by Canisia Lubrin

Canisia Lubrin: Your novel Death Valley gives us the very captivating image of the world as “a blue tumour in space.” Vivienne Pink keeps us aware of human-created illnesses throughout the book. There’s irony in having so much life in a decaying world. Your characters embody the uncertain physical space of Death Valley,