8-Ball Interview with concetta principe

concetta principe writes prose poems and creative non-fiction, and writes academic articles exploring the bond between messianism and secularism. This Real is her fourth book of poetry, and, in being a project on love, is a sequel to Hiroshima: A Love War Story. She is Assistant Professor of English at Trent University. I first came […]

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8-Ball Interview with Dina Del Bucchia

Dina Del Bucchia is an otter and dress enthusiast and the author of three collections of poetry: Coping with Emotions and Otters (Talonbooks, 2013), Blind Items (Insomiac Press, 2014), and Rom Com (Talonbooks 2015), the latter written with her Can’t Lit podcast co-host Daniel Zomparelli. She is an editor of Poetry Is Dead magazine and the Artistic […]

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8-Ball Interview with GMB Chomichuk

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer, illustrator and public speaker. His work has appeared in film, television, books, comics and graphic novels. Sometimes he writes and/or illustrates occult suspense stories like The Imagination Manifesto, Midnight City and Underworld, science fiction works like Raygun Gothic and Infinitum, or inspirational all-ages adventure stories like Cassie and Tonk. He wants you to join the fight and […]

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8-Ball Interview with A. P. Fuchs

A. P. Fuchs is the author of many novels and short stories. His most recent efforts of putting pen to paper are The Canister X Transmission: Year Two, Axiom-man Episode No. 3: Rumblings, The Dance of Mervo and Father Clown, and Mech Apocalypse. Also a cartoonist, he is known for his superhero series, The Axiom-man […]

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The Weeknd on His Weekend Off

SATURDAY 10:37 — wakes, orders breakfast from room service: crab and blue cheese omelette with side of pears 11:06 — coffee and the Reader’s Digest 11: 43 — showers, dresses in camo 12:03 — record shopping 1:32 — light lunch in café (whichever one isn’t playing a Weeknd song): crepes and espresso 2:02 — window […]

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8-Ball Interview with Keith Cadieux

Keith Cadieux is the co-editor of the weird fiction anthology The Shadow Over Portage & Main, published by Enfield & Wizenty and recently shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award. During the day-job hours, he is the administrative coordinator for the Winnipeg International Writers Festival.  I met Keith Cadieux through the Manitoba Writers’ Guild mentorship program, where […]

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That Most Terrible of Dogs

from The Politics of Knives — signed copies on sale for $10 Waiting. Waiting to catch the drift. Waiting for something empirical and wise. Waiting for the ration of rainwater to decrease and the run-off to increase, for the river’s end in silt and toil. Waiting to be impressed with all said. Waiting to know […]

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It Is Easier

It is easier to recognize faces than recall names. It is easier to smuggle ivory than drugs. It is easier to pass through the eye of a needle, for me to shoot up than to think. It is easier to write when you are sad.

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Franklin Carmichael

It is time for a Canadian poem For a poem that will express what it means to be Canadian We all felt that the time was coming And now the time has come As you read the Canadian poem Think of how it feels to be Canadian How does it feel? It was hard to […]

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