KANADA: a comic Kafkan novel

KANADA is a comic novel filled with darkness, a spiritual cousin to Franz Kafka’s AMERIKA, starring a troubled and stumbling man named “I” — an experimental novel fusing humour and nightmare. This serialized novella is the main attraction at my Patreon. Only a very early version of the first chapter was ever published, and then […]

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Interview with Frank Black

Originally published in Stylus 13. 5 (2002) [Photo by Rosario López] Frank Black is the mastermind behind The Pixies, who paved the way for the alt-rock explosion of the early 1990s, and can count Kurt Cobain and David Bowie among his many fans. At the time of this interview, Black had recently released two new […]

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The Focus Form

One of the most common problems a writer faces — in fact, one of the most common problems most people face — is the question of how to focus. I’ve devised one simple, elegant answer: the Focus Form. The Problem You sit down to write a short story. The next thing you know, you’re on […]

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Ishmael’s Twitter Feed

My favourite novel (in English) is MOBY-DICK, and I’m thrilled to have discovered Ishmael’s Twitter feed!!! Enjoy. feeling angsty gotta head to the sea again i guess you know how it bees when youse a #sleaze lol hooked up with this weird dude last night his name’s Queequeg he’s got a face tattoo lol just my […]

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Dr. Moreau’s Funding Proposal

I propose to establish an island laboratory, far from civilization. Once there, I will experiment on various animals, using a painful series of surgeries to transform them into human-like creatures. Although genetic manipulation is now in fashion for this sort of work, I prefer vivisection. Science, at its purest, is also an art. In addition, […]

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8-Ball Interview with ryan fitzpatrick

ryan fitzpatrick lives in Vancouver and lived in Calgary. He wrote two books of poetry: Fortified Castles (Talonbooks 2014) and Fake Math (Snare, 2007). With Deanna Fong and Janey Dodd, he helped assemble the Fred Wah Digital Archive. He co-edited a questionably funny anthology called Why Poetry Sucks with the guy who runs this website. […]

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