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An Interview with Joshua Whitehead

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One could refer to Whitehead as a poet, fiction writer, and critic, and yet, Whitehead’s work also exists without such easily defined boundaries.

An Interview with Book Designer Kate Hargreaves

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Kate Hargreaves is a writer and roller derby skater who also happens to be one of the most active literary book and cover designers in Canada over the past few years, having designed titles for numerous presses.

Some Poems Sing Through Us: An Interview with Susan Elmslie

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With the appearance of Susan Elmslie's long-awaited second full-length collection Museum of Kindness, I asked her a few questions about it, and about writing in general.

“The characters get to talk back all the time”: An Interview with Michael Blouin

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His latest novel Legend appears with TalonBooks this fall, and a subsequent novel, Skin House, appears with Anvil Press in Spring of 2018.

Multiple Effects: An Interview With Erín Moure on Translation

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Over the past decade or so, Erín Moure has become just as well-known for her translation work as for her own writing. She has published sixteen books of poetry, a book of essays, and has translated fifteen volumes of poetry from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese.

The Space of Risk: An Interview With Jacob Wren

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When I first encountered Jacob Wren and his work, it was in the mid-1990s, back when he was a Toronto poet known as Death Waits. Now, as co-artistic director of PME-ART, he exists as a constantly moving target, exploring performance through collaboration, text, and multiple other means.

Imprint(ing)s: An Interview With William Kemp of words(on)pages

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William Kemp is a founding editor at Toronto-based words(on)pages, an organization that self-describes as one “that supports, promotes, and engages emerging writers in Canada through workshops, publications, a prize, and a reading series.”

Shut Up and Breathe: An Interview With Marcus McCann

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From a handful of chapbooks through his first two collections, poet Marcus McCann’s work has become more confident and more willing to experiment, managing an incredibly precise linguistic and lyric gymnastics. Here, he talks about his latest collection, Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe.

“To resuscitate that stifled voice”: An Interview with Robin Richardson on Minola Review

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Robin Richardson is the author of two collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, Hazlitt, Tin House, Partisan, Joyland, and The North American Review, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has been

“These poems are extroverts”: An Interview with Emily Izsak

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Emily Izsak is one of the sharpest young poets I’ve seen in some time. She is currently in her second year of U of Toronto’s MA in English and Creative Writing program. Her work has been published in Arc Poetry Magazine, The Puritan, House Organ, Cough, The Steel Chisel,