Category: Interview

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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,

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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,

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BC Publishing Focus: John Pass

by Amber McMillan

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 second in the series is an interview with BC poet Amber McMillan, author of We Can’t Ever Do This Again and John Pass, author of Forecast: Selected Early Poems 1970-1990 (Harbour Publishing).

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Write Who You Know

by Laura Kenins

It’s not unusual for men to be treated as serious professionals early in their comics careers, even if they’ve only published a handful of work—to be profiled in the media or discussed alongside other, more well-known authors. It’s rare, however, to hear about young female creators before they’ve received some kind of stamp of approval: best emerging talent award,

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Outside the Trauma

by Julienne Isaacs

The Outside Circle (Anansi, 2015) tells the story of Pete, a young Aboriginal man who is incarcerated after a violent incident. Soon, he begins a process of rehabilitation at the “In Search of Your Warrior” program at the Stan Daniels Healing Centre near Edmonton, Alberta. The experience leads him to re-examine his choices in light of family trauma reaching back generations.