This poem gets mentioned briefly in my podcast interview with Anthony Etherin. I put it up here after Greg Hill tried to google for it and failed. The poem consists of found text from reviews of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy (which, like conceptual poetry, also concerns itself with themes of bondage and constraint). […]
Thrilled to talk to Anthony Etherin, author of the outstanding book Stray Arts and publisher of Penteract Press, about writing constraint-based poetry: anagrams, palindromes, and his own invention, the aelindrome. You may also enjoy my discussion with Anthony on his podcast.
Ian Kinney fell seven stories and survived. In AIR SALT (University of Calgary Press, 2019), Kinney writes through trauma using a process of found text and collage poetry, combining material gleaned from his medical records, police reports, and other sources to present a memoir about an event he cannot remember. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes | Stitcher | GooglePlay | SoundCloud
Cam Scott, whose poetry debut Romans/Snowmare I highly recommend, talks about his influences, in particular Kevin Killian and Colin Smith. Cam is a self-proclaimed “non-musician” and was the singer of one of my favourite hardcore bands, Under Pressure, whose albums Come Clean and Still No Future are absolutely great. Seek them out! Subscribe to the […]
If you missed my book launch for THE NATIONAL GALLERY, you can catch up now! I launched the book in September 2019 with Gary Barwin, who was launching his own book, For It Is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe: New and Selected Poems. After the readings, a discussion between Gary and me was […]
or, What Can Writers Learn from Leatherface? Want some sonnets about Leatherface from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre? TRICK QUESTION! BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below, you’ll find the text for my talk on horror and writing, what we writers can learn from Leatherface of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame about being an artist. You can also […]