Category: Interview

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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.

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BC Publishers Spotlight: Talonbooks

by Nathaniel G. Moore

Over the next couple of months, The Town Crier will be featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by B.C. publishers, conducted by B.C. publishing professionals. The first in the series is an interview with Talon Books poet Garry Thomas Morse by Harbour Publishing’s Nathaniel G.

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An Interview with Poet Eric Schmaltz

by Julie Mannell

So the reason I thought it would be fun to interview Eric Schmaltz is that The Town Crier’s theme for the month of January is “Hometowns,” and we both rode the bus together for four years of high school and we both went on to become poets. My friend, Toronto-based artist,

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“The Parts of People that Hurt”

by E Martin Nolan

Jess Taylor, a former Town Crier contributor, is the author of Pauls, published this fall by BookThug. She is also the founder of the Emerging Writers Reading Series and the fiction editor of Little Brother. E Martin Nolan asked her about her debut collection and the sometimes grinding reading tour that comes with promoting a new book.