Category Archives: Interviewing

Robert Kroetsch – Imagining Alberta

One of Canada’s most accomplished authors, Robert Kroetsch was born in Heisler, Alberta in 1927. Kroetsch’s contribution to Canadian literature includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. His first novel, But We Are Exiles was published in 1965, and in 1969 his … Continue reading

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Coral Bracho – The Transparency of the Poem

Coral Bracho visited Calgary and Banff on the occasion of PanCanadian WordFest 98. Coral is a poet of sparse words. She prefers her poetry to speak on her behalf. We sat in the lobby of Margaret Graham Theatre, at the … Continue reading

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John Burnside – 10: Meadow

  John Burnside was born in 1955 and lives in Fife, Scotland. He is Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews. His poetry cultivates an intimate relationship with the pastoral, a world of landscape and light. He … Continue reading

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Patrick Lane – Go Leaving Strange

  Patrick Lane was born in 1939 in Nelson, British Columbia. He has published twenty-two volumes of poetry over the past thirty years and has received a number of awards including The Governor-General Award. He recently co-edited with his partner, … Continue reading

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A conversation with Paula Tavares

Paula Tavares was born in Lubango, Angola and lives in Lisbon where she teaches History at the Universidade Católica. She has published two books of poetry, Ritos de Passagem, 1985 and O lago da Lua, 1999 as well as a … Continue reading

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David Albahari – Words are Something Else

DAVID ALBAHARI (1948), a writer and translator from Yugoslavia, moved to Canada in 1994. He has published seven collections of short stories and seven novels in Serbian. His book Opis smrti (Description of Death) won the Ivo Andric Award for … Continue reading

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George Melnyk – Literary History

interview by: paulo da costa and Nelson Wight   George Melnyk, considered an authority on regionalism, has published seven non-fiction books dealing with Western Canada. His most recent titles include The Urban Prairie, Beyond Alienation and Riel to Reform. He … Continue reading

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Ulrikka S. Gernes – Poetry As a Language of Resistance

Ulrikka S. Gernes was born in Sweden to Danish parents and spent most of her childhood in Sweden. She has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia and now lives in Copenhagen. Her work has been highly acclaimed in Denmark since … Continue reading

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Fernando Aguiar – Visual Poetry

Fernando Aguiar has published five anthologies of Visual Poetry and contributed to over thirty international anthologies worldwide. In the last twenty years he has participated in hundreds of individual and collective exhibitions, as well as poetic performances. paulo da costa … Continue reading

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