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Episode 80: Concetta Principe

The Small Machine Talks to Concetta Principe, Episode 80, Recorded on Thursday, September 30, 2021 Stars Need Counting – Essays on Suicide (Gordon Hill Press, 2021) This Real, Pedlar Press, 2017 – a review by Michael Dennis CW: In this episode, we discuss suicide. If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please reach…

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Episode 79: Jennifer Mulligan, filmmaker

The Small Machine Talksc Episode 79 with Jennifer Mulligan Recorded on Thursday, August 26, 2021 Jennifer Mulligan Digital  Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) Digi60, Ottawa’s Professional Development Festival for New & Emerging Filmmakers I chat with local filmmaker Jennifer Mulligan about her start in film, the various roles she’s had. We discuss the importance…

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Episode 78: Season 6 Opener with Lisa Richter

The Small Machine Talks, Season 6 – Season Opener Episode 78 – Lisa Richter Recorded on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 11 a.m. Lisa Richter http://www.lisarichter.org/ Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac House, 2020) Closer to Where We Began (Tightrope Books, 2017): out of print, please contact the author for a copy. I had the pleasure of speaking…

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Episode 77: Dominik Parisien

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 77 with Dominik Parisien Recorded on Thursday, June 24 Side Effects May Include Strangers (McGill-Queens University Press, 2020) We, Old Young Ones (Frog Hollow Press, 2019) We discuss our friendship, which began in 2008/2009 through U of Ottawa’s Cafe Nostalgica reading series, the New Stalgica run by Sean Moreland. Dominik…

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Episode 76 – Rasiqra Revulva

Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme writer, multimedia artist, editor, musician, performer and SciComm advocate. She is an editor of the climate crisis anthology Watch Your Head: A Call to Action, and one half of the experimental electronic duo The Databats (Slice Records, Melbourne; Toronto). She has published two chapbooks of glitch-illustrated poetry: Cephalopography (words(on)pages press, 2016) and If You…

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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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