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Episode 96: Hem Press

The Small Machine Talks Episode 96 Hem Press with Richard Capener Recorded on Thursday, November 24, 2022, release day for James Knight’s Cosmic Horror and Josh Allsop’s purge fluid In this final episode in the small press series of 2022, I speak with Richard, the editor of Hem Press about its beginnings, influences, the work…

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Episode 95: Ethel Zine and Micropress

Recorded on Thursday, October 27, 2022 https://www.ethelzine.com/ I speak with Sara Lefsyk, Ethel’s publisher. We Are Hopelessly Small and Modern Birds published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. We discuss our tea. Sara: cinnamon spice; me – Irish Breakfast. We talk about the press’s beginnings and Sara’s process of sewing and binding the work and…

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Episode 94: Vicki Ziegler

Vicki Ziegler Silent Book Club Recorded on Thursday, September 29, 2022 I speak to Vicki Ziegler, organizer of a silent book club in Toronto and #todayspoem on Instagram and Twitter. We start with a conversation about tea. World of Tea. I show my mug, “Write Like a Motherfucker” from Rumpus.net. We discuss our love of…

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Episode 93: above/ground press

http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/ Guest Poetry Journal Touch the Donkey Periodicities Tuesday Poem, Dusie the book of smaller by rob mclennan rob mclennan i talk to rob mclennan about the press, how it has changed since he began it in 1993. we talk about why chapbooks are good forms of publication. We discuss the subscription service. rob addresses…

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Episode 92, Season 7 Opener with Paul Hawkins of Hesterglock Press

https://hesterglock.net/ https://www.instagram.com/hesterglock/ Paul Hawkins Each What Studio Recorded on August 2, 2022 Paul and I discuss his background as poet, publisher, visual artist, member of bands, protestor, squatter, refuse collector, office worker, builder, labourer, recovering drug addict, person with borderline personality disorder, survivor and how these different experiences molded him and Hesterglock Press. https://hesterglock.net/Sarer-ScotthorneI ask…

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Episode 91: Knife Fork Book

Recorded on Thursday, June 23, 2022 In this episode of our ongoing series of talks with publishers of small presses, I speak with Kirby of Knife Fork Book about their poetic origins, both the press and the bookstore in Toronto, their publications and plans, including the inaugural FERTILE 2022, a festival of new and inventive…

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Episode 90: Broken Sleep Books

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/ I speak with Aaron Kent, the publisher of UK’s Broken Sleep Books, in our ongoing conversation with small presses. Aaron talks about the name of the press and also its tag line: lay out your unrest. which comes from J. H. Prynne’s Smaller Than the Radius of the Planet, the White Stones (Grosseteste Press,…

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Episode 89 – The Blasted Tree

recorded on Thursday, April 21 http://www.theblastedtree.com/ https://theblastedtree.bandcamp.com/ I speak with Kyle Flemmer of the Blasted Tree about the inspiration for the press, its beginnings in 2014, how it works, who he has published, and what’s in store for the future. We talked about falling in love with chapbooks. I suggest Kyle could be a superhero…

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Episode 88: Timglaset Editions

Recorded on Monday, March 28, 2022. https://www.timglaset.com/ I spoke to Joakim Norling, the publisher of Timglaset Editions of Sweden. We learn about the evolution of the press from its beginnings as a fanzine to a publisher of books and other visual poetry publications from broadsides to chapbooks. Joakim discusses the relationship between his early love…

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Episode 87: Gap Riot Press

The Small Machine Talks Episode 87: Gap Riot Press recorded on Thursday, February 24, 2022, https://www.gapriotpress.com/ Season 7 Launch Party Podcast Interviews Dani Spinosa Leavings by Kate Siklosi (Timglaset Editions) We talk about the origins of the press, Dani and Kate’s friendship, the joys of making chapbooks, friendships, gaps in teeth, collaborating with authors, anarchy…

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