Genre Lines: Breaking the Barriers

John K. Samson (1:30)

John K. Samson explains why he does not believe in making distinctions between what type of writer he is.

Tagged with: music, prose, genre.

John K. Samson is the singer and songwriter for The Weakerthans, an acclaimed rock band. John’s poetry and prose has appeared in Matrix Magazine, Geist, The Believer and Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he’s also the managing editor and co-founder of a small publishing house, ARP (Arbeiter Ring Publishing). His first solo album, Provincial, and book, Lyrics and Poems, 1997–2012, were released in January 2012.

Patrick Friesen
Genre Lines: The Colour of a Note (2:57)

Patrick Friesen describes the importance of music and sound in his writing and how his collaborations with musicians such as Marilyn Lerner have helped him to both focus and distort his senses.

Maurice Mierau
Genre Lines: Thematic Connections (3:42)

Maurice Mierau has experience in nonfiction, poetry and editing. In this video, he discusses how interconnected these activites are.

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