What can I say about Gary Barwin? Amazing author and poet, entertaining reader, fellow Hamiltonian, and the first-ever guest on GET LIT! Gary’s newest novel, Nothing The Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy, is something else (in the best possible way). Read it, and check out our conversation about it on today’s episode.
Happy Thursday! Today’s episode of Get Lit features an interview with poet Ross Belot. Another great experience for me – I learn a lot when I interview poets (well, when I interview anyone, really). Ross’ new collection is called Moving to Climate Change Hours and its’ available through Wolsak & Wynn.
Once again hoping that you and yours are safe and that you’re managing your new (temporary!) reality. In the meantime, read books! This week’s guest is Michael Prior, with us to talk about his new collection of poetry, Burning Province.
We also take a few minutes to chat with Dave Kuruc from Mixed Media and King West Books. Support indie bookstores in these difficult times!
Hey all! Things got confused with the 93.3 CFMU broadcast today, but rest assured, THIS is episode 146!
I have always been nervous about interviewing poets at length, because I’m still unsure how much I can speak intelligently about the form. However, after reading the newest from Sonnet L’abbé, there wasn’t really any option for me. Sonnet’s Shakespeare is phenomenal. From the Penguin website, “Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award-winning poet Sonnet L’Abbé returns with her third collection, in which a mixed-race woman decomposes her inheritance of Shakespeare by breaking open the sonnet and inventing an entirely new poetic form.”
Yeah, it’s interesting, unique and amazing. Hope you dig our chat!
A lovely article in the McMaster Daily News to share with you, talking about Captain of Kinnoull Hill and my Hamilton Arts Award – check it out here!
Today’s show features poet Angela Hibbs, discussing her recent collection Control Suppress Delete. First, however, we talk with poet and editor Jim Johnstone about his recent anthology entitled The New Wave. It’s an incredible collection, I highly recommend you pick it up.
Hey folks! I’m off on another run down to Windsor doing a reading for the ChiZine folks at Phog Lounge. By the time this posts, I’m probably on a via train on the way home. Maybe I saw you?
Today’s program features two interviews with fabulous poets. Klara du Plessis joins us to talk about her collection Ekke. After that, we chat with Linda Frank about her newest collection, Divided.
Hope you enjoy….!
I’m away on Pelee Island on a writing retreat (no Margaret Atwood this year, just a buncha writers doing their thing). Gonna keep it short.
Two great guests on the the show this week – great folks, great poets, and hopefully you’ll agree, great conversation. Michelle Brown is here to talk about her collection Safe Words (Palimpsest Press) and David James Brock joins us to talk about his own collection Ten-Headed Alien (Wolsak & Wynn). Hope you enjoy!
How do folks!
Personal update: second Canada Council grant app, second failure. No matter. I did it without ’em last time 😀
Local update: It is with great sadness (and no small amount of shock) that we discovered Bryan Prince Bookseller was closing – today, March 29th, 2018. We wish Kerry the best of luck in future endeavors and man, if I were rich, I’d so buy that place…
This week’s show! Two guests for the price of one (now’s the time for me to note that, hey, there’s no price for this program). We talk with poets Jeff Latosik and Stevie Howell. Both have excellent new collections out, – Jeff’s Dreampad and Stevie’s I Left Nothing Inside On Purpose. Get ’em both via McClelland and Stewart. Hope you enjoy!
Today’s show features a lengthy and fascinating interview with poet Patrick Lane. Words like “pre-eminent” and “distinguished” always seem a bit fussy to me, but they apply to Lane, who has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and three National Magazine Awards. He didn’t come to talk about poetry, though. Instead we talk about his fantastic new novel, Deep River Night.
Hope you dig.
No personal updates this week except to say: the work continues…