Hi folks! Today’s show features poet, author, Gordon Hill Press editor, physician etc. etc. Shane Neilson. He’s here to talk about both the poetry collab The Suspect We (with Roxanna Bennett) and his new memoir, Saving. Check it out.
GET LIT first aired exactly 6 years ago! Nov 24, 2016. My 47th birthday!
We celebrate this week talking to two great poets – John Wall Barger and David Ly. When I launched River, Diverted, both came to read at the event and it was wonderful. Check out their latest releases – John’s Smog Mother and David’s Dream of Me As Water
Ignore the dates on the link and possibly the filename, it’s E314 Nov 24.
Hey folks! I wanna take a second to say thanks to everyone who came to my book launch and who has supported me through this second novel experience.
Yes, today the guest is…me.
Self-serving? Maybe. Sometimes you gotta do it. A while back, author and excellent fellow Mark Sampson approached me to suggest he interview me when River, Diverted was released. The result was very kind, thoughtful, illuminating and entertaining – for me, at least! I hope you think so too.
River, Diverted was released Oct 1st!
If you’re in the Hamilton area, you can come on along to my launch party on Oct 12. Details below the sound file!
Hey all! Things sound a little different today because cell reception was spotty and we switched to Zoom. I could see going that way permanently if I can afford a decent microphone…
It was nice to see my guest for a change, though! I had a great conversation with Daniel Scott Tysdal about his collection of short stories, Wave Forms and Doom Scrolls. Was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy.
The remarkable Aimee at Palimpsest Press has confirmed…River, Diverted will be published in fall ’22. I might even post the book jacket info soon. I’m thrilled and terrified at the same time. Like always, I guess 😀
Today’s show is a special one for me because G.A. Grisenthwaite (also known as Gord) is a friend. I first met him at the Pelee Island Book House retreat five years ago. Margaret Atwood gave the workshops, and I remember how enthusiastic she was about Gord’s work. Gord is Nłeʔkepmx, a member of the Lytton First Nation, and Home Waltz focuses on an extraordinary weekend in the life of a Nłeʔkepmx teenager in the 1970s.
Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to have done the substantive edit on this novel so I was extra excited to have Gord on the show. Enjoy!
It’s another greenhouse-hot day in Hamilton, Ontario. Hope you’re enjoying your summer so far, folks.
On a personal note, it’s looking like an interesting time for yours truly. I am about 50 pages of edit away from beta readers, a few weeks away from starting to narrate the audiobook of The Captain of Kinnoull Hill, and I’ve already started my first gig as a fiction editor. On top of that I’m helping to organize the Hamilton Literary Awards for 2019. It’s all pretty great. Now, if only it paid well enough for me to quit this day job.