Brenda Schmidt’s third collection, Cantos from Wolverine Creek, was published in 2008. Her main blog is Alone on a Boreal Stage. 1. What do you want to talk about—which question do you wish interviewers would ask, and what is your answer? The older I get the less and less I know what it is I […]
Peter Norman lives in Halifax. His first novel, Emberton, is forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre. His poetry has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The Best of Canadian Poetry 2008 and Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets. 1. What do you want to talk about—which question do you wish interviewers would ask, and what is your […]
Garry Thomas Morse is a Vancouver writer with two books of poetry published by LINEbooks, Transversals for Orpheus (2006) and Streams (2007) and a collection of fiction, Death in Vancouver (2009), published by Talonbooks. Two additional books of his poetry will be available from Talonbooks in 2010, a homage to San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack […]
Diane Guichon is a M.A. graduate (’06) from the University of Calgary’s Creative Writing Program. Her poetry manuscript, Vignettes, was adapted and performed on stage by the University of Calgary’s Nickle and Dime Production Company (February 2006). Her first book of poetry Birch Split Bark (Nightwood Editions, 2007) was awarded the City of Calgary W.O. […]
Goose Lane’s online journal/blog Branta is featuring an article I wrote on my daily work routine, my response to editor Eric Hill’s probing into the habits of Branta‘s contributing writers. Check it out.
I’ve always been jealous of rob mclennan’s clever “12 or 20 questions” series, so I decided to steal the concept, and ask the same 8 questions to a wide variety of artists, questions that always interest me. The worst name for this project seemed to be “8-Ball,” since my last name is Ball and there […]
The newest issue of The Believer contains an interview I conducted with poet Christian Bök, concerning his poetry/genetics art project, in which Bök intends to write a poem that will, essentially, become a living organism that would still be on this planet when the sun explodes. You can preview an excerpt from the interview here […]
I’ve been ranting and raving about how I don’t understand the recent teen vampire craze (seeing as how the “vampires” are so lame and figuratively toothless). So Ryan Fitzpatrick has written me this poem. Thanks Ryan! ABSTINENCE VAMPIRES for Jonathan Ball Yay for one Tiger Beat fangirl who refuses to divorce her rainbow-fast ejaculations. There […]