Inspiration: Living in Jamaica

Maurice Mierau (1:26)

In this video, Maurice Mierau talks about his childhood influences and early writing experiences.

Tagged with: growing up, travel, inspiration.

Maurice Mierau's non-fiction book, Detachment: An Adoption Memoir, will appear with Freehand in September 2014. His new book of poems, Six, will be out in 2015 with Palimpsest. Mierau edits the online magazine The Winnipeg Review.

Patrick Friesen
Inspiration: The Imagery of Winnipeg (2:34)

Despite moving from Manitoba the West Coast because he felt a "strong desire to leave," Patrick Friesen believes that Winnipeg is his home.

Maureen Scott Harris
Inspiration: The Underwater World of Grief (3:31)

Maureen Scott Harris describes the differences between her first poetry collection A Possible Landscape, published by Brick Books in 1993, and her second Drowning Lessons published by Pedar Press in 2004. In doing so, she discusses inspiration, grief, and self-discovery.

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