Category: Interview

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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

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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,

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Heart Full of World [Part 1]: In Conversation with Susan Perly

by Canisia Lubrin

Susan Perly and I met in the beautifully lit Green Beanery, an elegantly hip coffee shop in Toronto. We sat along a bare brick wall lined with cloth sacks of coffee labeled with international locales. It rained and stopped and the hours passed as we sipped lattés and talked about the dazzling world Perly constructed in her new novel,

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In Conversation: Roxanna Bennett on Editing and Reading

by Kilby Smith-McGregor

Roxanna Bennett is the author of the poetry collection The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope, 2014) and web editor for Matrix magazine. Kilby Smith-McGregor’s first book of poetry is Kids in Triage (Wolsak & Wynn, 2016); she is curating this month’s Town Crier.

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In Conversation: Roxanna Bennett’s Uncertainty Principle

by Kilby Smith-McGregor

Roxanna Bennett is the author of the poetry collection The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope, 2014) and web editor for Matrix magazine.

Kilby Smith-McGregor’s first book of poetry is Kids in Triage (Wolsak & Wynn, 2016); she is curating this month’s Town Crier.

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Kim Fu and andrea bennett in Conversation

by Kim Fu and andrea bennett

Kim Fu is the author of the novel For Today I Am a Boy and the poetry collection How Festive the Ambulance. andrea bennett is a National Magazine Award-winning nonfiction writer and the author of Canoodlers (prose poetry).

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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,