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Monday, February 27, 2012

a VERSeFEST Primer

a round up of sites, reviews, videos, interviews. consult www.versefest.ca for full bios, schedule, ticket & venue info…

also pick up the Peter F. Yacht Club Issue #16 VERSeFEST Special (above/ground press, 2012) featuring 22 contributors, including VERSeFEST features Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Rae Armantrout, Tim Lilburn, Barry McKinnon, Pearl Pirie, Shane Rhodes & Fred Wah.

Paige Ackerson-Kiely

INTERVIEW with rob mclennan in 2007

VIDEO: BOOK TRAILER


latest CHAPBOOK
A Book About A Candle Burning In A Shed (above/ground press, 2011)


REVIEW OF LATEST BOOK

My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer (Ashata, 2012)


Rae Armantrout

latest CHAPBOOK
Custom (above/ground press, 2012)


VIDEO: PBS interview in January, 2012

IMMINENT!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -interview on CLICK HERE with Mitchell Caplan, CHUO FM 89.1, 5pm Listen live here.

REVIEWs OF LATEST BOOK

Money Shot (Wesleyan University Press, 2011)

rob mclennan's review 2011


C.R. Avery

SITE

VIDEO Dungeon of Love


Roo Borson

INTERVIEW with rob mclennan in february, 2012

PUBLISHER INFO ON LATEST BOOK

rain; road; an open boat (McClelland & Stewart, 2012)

VIDEO from Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida


Tim Bowling

CITIZEN ARTICLE

REVIEW OF LATEST BOOK

Tenderman (Nightwood Editions, 2011)


Suzanne Buffam

INTERVIEW with Alessandro Porco in 2010


REVIEW OF LATEST BOOK

the Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010)


VIDEO: from the Irrationalist

Afua Cooper

INTERVIEW


VIDEO: Dub-Poet "Lisa"


Poems published in Canadian Poetry Online


Festrell (performing as part of Voices of Venus Women Slam Winners event)

VIDEO: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa, 2010- My Story


Shauntay Grant

SITE

VIDEO: Life Lessons


Danielle Gregoire

INTERVIEW


VIDEO: the Maternity Poem


Phil Hall

LATEST BOOK
Killdeer (BookThug, 2011), winner of the 2011 Governor General Award for Poetry

ESSAY by rob mclennan

VIDEO: Book Thug INTERVIEW


VIDEO: from Killdeer

Helen Humphreys

SITE

Magdala “D-LightFull” Joseph (performing as part of Voices of Venus Women Slam Winners event)

VIDEO: Love Stinks

Ian Keteku

SITE

VIDEO: Right Side Up

VIDEO: Something you might not know about Canada

Dennis Lee

NOTE about latest book
Testament (House of Anansi Press, 2012)

ARTICLE by Jacob McArthur Mooney

IMMINENT: Interview on CBC Radio's All in a Day with Alan Neal between 4:30pm-5pm on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 RADIO ONE 91.5 FM. listen live

Philip Levine

VIDEO: Poets in Person INTERVIEW from the Cortland Review 2009

INTERVIEW on Poets & Writers from March/April 2012 issue

ARTICLE in LA Weekly from February 2012

Tim Lilburn

COMING SOON
Assinaboia (McClelland & Stewart, 2012)


REVIEW OF LAST BOOK Orphic Politics (McClelland & Stewart, 2008) in CNQ June 2009

REVIEW by Priscilla Uppal in the Walrus Magazine, April, 2008

VIDEO: Inanna From the Great Above She Opened Her Ear to the Great Below


Pura López-Colomé

PUBLISHER'S NOTE on latest book
Watchword (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2012

REVIEWS of previous book translated into English

No Shelter (TR Forrest Gander)

VIDEO: Agua (Water)

Mike McGee

SITE

VIDEO: Dear Neil Armstrong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9QbLBFkLo4&feature=related

Barry McKinnon

INTERVIEW with rob mclennan 2008


latest CHAPBOOK
Into the Blind World (above/ground press)

REVIEW of latest book

In the Millennium (New Star Books, 2009)

Susan McMaster
SITE

VIDEO: Three Poems at Lac Vert

Christian McPherson

BLOG

PUBLISHER'S NOTE on latest book

The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live (Now or Never Publishing, 2011)

Ikenna 'OpenSecret' Onyegbula

ARTICLE from 2011

VIDEO: Engineering World Poverty, performed with Team Capital Slam


Ottawa Fountain (Ottawa Youth Slam Team)

FaceBook page

Elle P. (performing as part of Voices of Venus Women Slam Winners event)

VIDEO: Capital Slam Finals 2011 Round 1

Taqralik Partridge

MYSPACE page

VIDEO: Profile

VIDEO: Coin

Pearl Pirie

SITE

INTERVIEW with Sean Moreland

LATEST CHAPBOOK: Mammals of Hoarfrost (Corrupt Press, 2011)

LATEST BOOK:
Thirsts (Snare Books, 2011)

VIDEO: Tree Reading Series Poetics Talk 22 Sep 09 - Pearl Pirie on Authorship

Shane Rhodes

LATEST BOOK
ERR (Nightwood Editions, 2011)

ARTICLE: Trading Poems for Booze, 2011

INTERVIEW with rob mclennan in Ottawater.com 3.0, p. 110

12 or 20 questions with rob mclennan from 2008

Ursula Rucker

INTERVIEW from February 2012

Profile

VIDEO: Supa Sista (unplugged)

Gregory Scofield

LATEST BOOK
Louis: the Heretic Poems (Nightwood Editions, 2011)

Keeping It Riel, CBC Books' the Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, February 2011 (a panel discussion)

Rachel Simpson

Poems from Sugarmule.com's Canadian anthology

Sepideh Soltaninia (performing as part of Voices of Venus Women Slam Winners event)

ARTICLE in the Ottawa Glue, the Ottawa Student Magazine

VIDEO: In Flanders Fields

Bruce Taylor

REVIEW of latest book

No End In Strangeness (Cormorant Books, 2011)

a CONVERSATION in Maisonneuve Magazine about Taylor's poems by David Godkin and Mathew Henderson

Paul Tyler

REVIEW OF 1st book in Maple Tree Literary Supplement
A Short History of Forgetting (Gaspereau Press, 2010)


VIDEO: Tree Reading Series Dead Poets' Feature: Ted Hughes

Fred Wah

LATEST BOOK
The False Laws of Narrative, The Poetry of Fred Wah edited by Louis Cabri (Wilfred Laurier University Press, October 2009)

REVIEW by rob mclennan of is a door (Talonbooks 2009)


Poets TALK about Fred Wah: On the other side of the tracks (PoemTalk #44) in Jacket2
Fred Wah, "Race, to go" "Lisa Robertson, Jeff Derksen, and Bob Perelman joined Al Filreis to talk about a poem in a sixteen-poem series by Fred Wah going under the title 'Discount Me In.' "


SITE: the new Parliamentary Poet Laureate

PLEASE NOTE

this is an evolving list. if I find more recent interviews, press releases, videos etc, I'll put them up & if you have any to add, please let me know. i might not put up everything, but if you add to the comments, it'll be seen.

SeE yOu At VERSeFEST!

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