Hey all! This is Ben Robinson’s second appearance on the show. He’s a poet, librarian, and musician in Hamilton. Right now there’s two chapbooks you can enjoy – Dept of Continuous Improvement and Talking Gibberish to Strangers, two very different collections. He’s a thoughtful guy and had some insightful things to say, so listen on!
Excited to announce that I’ve been nominated in the Writing category for a City of Hamilton Arts Award, along with my emerging artist nominee Ben Robinson (who was my guest on E63). That would be exciting in and of itself, but…okay…
I was nominated last year along with something like eight other writers. I lost to Bernadette Rule, which, yes, damn straight that’s as it should have been! I guess that all of the city’s authors are feeling exhausted though, because this year I’m the only nominee. Which means, so long as I qualify…I win? Yay me?
I certainly win – as do you – with this week’s show (ugh that was an awful segue). First, we have a quick book recommendation from next week’s guest Michael Redhill. After that, our feature interview is with Kathleen Winter, whose Lost in September was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. She’ll be at GritLit on April 14, so come out! In the meantime, hope you enjoy our conversation.