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Writers on Reading: paulo da costa

Writers on Reading: paulo da costa What book is currently on your bedside table? I read several books concurrently. On my night table I always build a leaning Tower of Pisa made of books. I am reading Saunders, Dobozy, Galeano, … Continue reading

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Adrienne Rich – Does Poetry Matter?

Adrienne Rich has published more than sixteen volumes of poetry, three collections of essays, and a feminist study on motherhood. Her work has been translated into German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and Japanese. Her latest book, Midnight Salvage: … Continue reading

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The Magic Is Simply A Door

a   c o n v e r s a t i o n   w i t h   p a u l o   d a   c o s t a by Tamara Kaye Sellman   I HAVE been having a kind of conversation with paulo da … Continue reading

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Da Costa makes sense of the world with his writing;

Ian Doig. Calgary Herald . Calgary, Alta.: Oct 19, 2003 . pg. F.4 Interview with paulo da costa Calgary writer paulo da costa was born in Angola and raised in Portugal, before coming to Canada in 1989. His first novel, … Continue reading

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The Democratisation of Poetry

Bob Holman (USA) became a poet in the third grade when his teacher said, “That’s a very good poem, Robert. Where did you copy it from?” He has published five books, most recently The Collect Call of the Wild and … Continue reading

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Eugénio de Andrade – Between Brutality and Tenderness

paulo da costa interviews Eugénio de Andrade Eugénio de Andrade is the most loved of the living Portuguese poets and the best known outside his country. He is thin, slightly hunched by the weight of nearly eight decades of life … Continue reading

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Erin Mouré – Dialogues and Polylogues

  Erin Mouré is one of Canada’s most respected and eminent poets. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Furious, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Domestic Fuel, the QSPELL Award for Poetry for WSW, Mouré has published twelve books … Continue reading

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Quincy Troupe – On Reading Like a Sleeping Pill

Quincy Troupe is a poet, journalist, and teacher. Two-time winner of the prestigious Heavyweight Champion of Poetry and winner of American Book Awards for both nonfiction (Miles: The Autobiography) and poetry (Snake Back Solos), he leaves audiences in awe with … Continue reading

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Verónica Volkow – The Hunger of Being

A collaborative interview: paulo da costa and Shane Rhodes interview Verónica Volkow. Verónica Volkow, born in Mexico City, is a poet, a translator, an essayist and a photographer. Until the age of eighteen she lived in the house of her … Continue reading

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Dionne Brand – A Map to the Door of No Return

Dionne Brand was born in Guayguayare, Trinidad and moved to Toronto in 1970, where she went on to build a reputation as one of Canada’s finest writers. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Trillium Award in … Continue reading

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