An Interview with Ós Pressan
Clarise Foster: Starting a publishing venture in Canada these days is a pretty ambitious venture — but it seems that the publishing industry for books in Iceland is quite robust, so I am wondering at what point during the workshop did the discussion of writing turn to one of publishing and how did that discussion turn into plans to create your own publishing house?
Ós Pressan: You’ve caught us at a great ...
Clarise Foster: How does a piece of poetry/art take root for you creatively? And how might you begin to work on a piece, does it most often begin as/with text?
a rawlings: Relationship. With land, self, friend, language. I’ve been running in counter-clockwise circles on North Atlantic foreshores. To make contact with. To land as in to arrive as in to touch. Down. Deeper, farther, under. To under-stand. ...
An interview with Jeramy Dodds
CLARISE FOSTER: One the first official acts of the initial Icelandic immigrants when they arrived in New Iceland, a reserve on the southwest shores of Lake Winnipeg, in 1875 was to name their first town site Gimli—a place described in your recent translation of the Poetic Edda as the ever-after paradise of the gods. After fleeing extremely harsh environmental and economic conditions in Iceland, including ...
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Essays and reviews
Review: Get Me Out of Here by Sachiko Murakami
Airports, like subway stations and bus exchanges, have their unique characters and movements, small, intrusive rituals, and a single equalizing feature: everyone is in transit. Around the world, one airport is much like another — the people within it caught ...
Review: Once in Blockadia by Stephen Collis
Once in Blockadia is Stephen Collis’s sixth solo full-length book of poems (he also collaborated with Jordan Scott for 2013’s DECOMP). It comprises five titled suites, two of which are a 12-page meditative poem (“Home at Gasmere”) and an even longer serial ...
Review: The Significance of Moths by Shirley Camia
Toronto poet Shirley Camia maps the immigrant experience through lyric minimalism and vivid imagery in her second collection, The Significance of Moths. Divided into six sections — “In the Palm of an Evening,” “The Portrait Unravelling,” “Humbled Knowing,” “A ...
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