Quick time-sensitive announcement: if you’re in the Toronto area tonight and are in the mood for a reading, I will be participating in the Pivot Reading series tonight, Oct 11. I’m reading with Djamila Ibrahim and Paul Vermeersch, and you can find more info here! I will read from The Captain of Kinnoull Hill (as always) but may do my first, very brief reading from the novel in progress.
Today’s show features award-winning author and poet (and member of the Order of Canada) Dionne Brand. We talk about her two – yes, two – new books, Theory (a novel) and The Blue Clerk (poetry, recently nominated for the GG). I was a little intimidated by this one, for sure…but she was amazing and I think you’ll enjoy our conversation. Cheers!