Hi folks, Finally took a minute to trim my intro spiel from the really excellent Freedom To Read Week panel I moderated for the Writer’s Guild of Alberta back in February. If you’d like to watch the full video with the three excellent panelists (Theresa Shea, Ifeoma Chinwuba, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji) follow this link.
Totally forgot to post anything here at the time, but was fortunate enough to moderate a panel for the Writer’s Guild of Alberta, discussing banned and challenged books, the history of censorship, and the emancipatory potential of literature. It looks like the panel may end up on the Freedom to Read Week website actually (itContinue reading “Freedom To Read Week”
Untangling Andreae Callanan’s “the debt” & Patrick O’Reilly’s “A Collapsible Newfoundland.” As I procrastinate preparations to return from Newfoundland to the nuzzle of foothills and the ugly Rocky Mountain wallpaper that is Alberta, I finally got ‘round to reading through two recent offerings from contemporary poets, Andreae Callanan (here in St. John’s), and Patrick O’ReillyContinue reading “Review: Two Books With Nice Green Covers.”
Rebecca Salazar’s full-length debut works in a lot of really exciting, menacing ways, ways poetry coming from the highly-educated literarily-suffused world often does not work. In fact, the poetry embodies what the speaker in “Childless offspring” admits they want: “…I would prefer the ghosts / come out fully screaming just to prove / that theyContinue reading “Review: sulphurtongue”
Hi folks, The Sparks Literary Festival interview and reading I did with my pal William Seto Ping III is up now, for the next two weeks. Come for the posh posture that is watching fancy writer talk, stay for the bumbling fool in a Wendy’s hat from 1984. Bests, B EDIT: the interview is noContinue reading “Sparks Literary Festival Link”
Hi folks, I had the good fortune to pre-record a short interview for Sparks Literary Festival, including reading an excerpt from a short story collection I’ve been working on. My segment goes live on Saturday the 30th, at 7pm. Also, thank you to William Ping for the kind words and the mention in his CBCContinue reading “Sparks Literary Festival 2021”
hi folks, hope everyone is having a nice start to the new year. Plenitude published a poem of mine about swim-wear and the exurban condition. lots of really great writing over there. go give everything a read! best,b&b