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The Small Machine Talks to Jennifer K. Dick, Episode 75

recorded on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 via Zoom Jennifer K Dick is an author, translator, readings curator & assistant professor of American Literature at the Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France. Her previous books include Circuits & Fluorescence. That Which I Touch Has No Name is appearing in 2020 from Eyewear Publishing, London. Her chapbook,…

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The Small Machine Talks to Conor Mc Donnell, Episode 74

Recorded on Sunday, January 10, 2021 Conor Mc Donnell is a physician & poet. He has published two chapbooks, The Book of Retaliations (Anstruther Press), and, Safe Spaces (Frog Hollow Press). He received Honourable Mention for The Fiddlehead’s 2018 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the RawArtReview 2019 Charles Bukowski Prize, and was runner-up…

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The Small Machine Talks to Subhraj Singh about the poetic elements of music- Episode 73

For a few years, I’ve been wanting to do an episode on how music is poetry, the idea that music contains poetic elements. My friend and brilliant musician, Subhraj Singh kindly agreed to have a discussion with me on the subject. In this episode we talk about various songs. For a few years, Subhraj and…

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Episode 72: Frances Boyle

Frances Boyle has practised corporate law, volunteered for a number of feminist, arts and international development organizations, and served as an associate poetry editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. She is the author of a novella (Tower, 2018), two books of poetry (This White Nest, 2019) and Light-carved Passages, 2014), and several chapbooks. Seeking Shade is…

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The Small Machine Talks to Pearl Pirie, Episode 71

Pearl Pirie is a queer concussed writer living in rural Quebec. Her poetry collection, the pet radish, shrunken (Book*hug, 2015) won the Archibald Lampman Award. Her manuscript Thirsts won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was published in 2011. Her first trade collection was been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010). Her poems have…

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Episode 70: The Small Machine Talks with Sacha Archer

Recorded on Sunday, November 15, 2020 Sacha Archer lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife and two daughters. He is the editor of Simulacrum Press. Archer’s latest chapbooks are Lines of Sight (nOIR:Z, 2020) and Houses (no press, 2020). Forthcoming chapbooks include Models (Simulacrum Press) and Framing Poems (Timglaset). His concrete poetry has been exhibited…

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The Small Machine Talks to Dennis Cooley, Episode 69

The Small Machine Talks to Dennis Cooley Recorded on November 12, 2020 Dennis Cooley was raised near Estevan, Saskatchewan. Retired English professor from the University of Manitoba, he resides in Winnipeg. He is a founding editor of Turnstone Press. He has three new books out this year: The Bestiary and Cold-Press Moon from Turnstone Press…

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Episode 68: Interview with Klara Du Plessis

recorded on October 29, 2020 via Zoom Klara du Plessis is a poet, critic, and literary curator. Her debut collection of multilingual long poems, Ekke, won the 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and garnered much critical acclaim. She lives in Montreal and Cape Town. In her second…

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Episode 67: Gary Barwin

The Small Machine Talks Interviews Gary Barwin Episode 66 Recorded on October 15, 2020 http://serifofnottingham.blogspot.com/ Latest visual poetry book: Ampers&thropocene (Penteract Press) https://penteractpress.com/store/ampersampthropocene-gary-barwin Gary’s interview on the Penteract Press podcast https://penteractpress.com/p-p-p/2020/8/26/episode-14-gary-barwin-ampersampthropocene-launch We have a fascinating and inspiring conversation about visual poetry, language and text, its interaction with the world. We discuss his videos, process, the…

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Episode 66: Richard Capener, editor of the Babel Tower Notice Board

On Wednesday September 29, 2020 I conducted my first overseas interview with Richard Capener, the editor of a new online literary journal, the Babel Tower Notice Board, which began only just over a month ago and is already garnering a lot of interest and attention for, among other things, its focus on play, pleasure, descent,…

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