Archive for October, 2009
Alex Boyd was kind enough to interview me recently for Northern Poetry Review. Alex asks some great questions, and I appreciate his close reading of my book. Look out for his Best Canadian Essays (edited with Carmine Starnino) this fall.
Also of note on the Northern Poetry Review site is a review of Elizabeth Bachinsky’s Curio / God of Missed Connections by Alessandro Porco. Porco delves into what he calls Bachinsky’s “Janus-like poetic praxis”, something I greatly admire in her work.
I’ll be reading tomorrow night (Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 pm) with a wonderful line-up of writers at the Vagabond Trust Reading Series. Don’t miss a chance to catch Shane Neilson launching his second book, Meniscus (Biblioasis, 2009), or the prose stylings of future MM contributor Matt Leslie. Details below:
The latest Cactus Press chapbook, Matt Rader’s Customs, is officially at the printers. The poem involves the hanging of Louis Sam, a Sto:lo boy, in 1884. I’ll post details on how to get a copy in the coming weeks.
I’m geeked to be reading at the Toronto launch for Jesse Ferguson’s first collection of verse, Harmonics, on October 15th at the Cameron House. It’s a terrific debut, but don’t take it from me - Jesse’s been getting great reviews (1 / 2).
So come grab a beer and pick up a copy of Jesse’s new book.