Travel: The Impact of a Place
In this video, Maurice Mierau discusses landscape, narrative and biography. He talks about being a second generation refugee and how, to him, place is "a metaphor for moving through one's life and reflecting on it in the way that a poet should."
At Contemporary Verse 2, we believe that reading and reviewing are important in becoming a better writer. If you want to know what’s new in poetry, or are interested in writing a review, check out our new blog series, Snapshots.
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.
Travel: Writing in Tasmania (4:55)
In 2009, Maureen Scott Harris was the first non-Australian to win the WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize for an essay she wrote titled "Broken Mouth: Offerings for the Don River, Toronto." In this video, Harris talks about her experience travelling to Tasmania and how she learned to feel at home away from Canada.
Travel: A Musical Map (3:32)
John K. Samson discusses the initial inspiration for his solo album Provincial and how the project grew over time.
See all Poets on Record videos with Maurice Mierau