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Episode 58 – Experiment-O – Part 1

The Small Machine Talks Episode 58: Experiment-O Part 1 with audio recordings. Episode recorded on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Hello everyone and welcome to the Small Machine Talks Episode 58. For this episode I invited contributors to Experiment-O to send me their audio readings of their poetry. Experiment-O is an AngelHousePress publication. It’s published online…

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The Small Machine Talks Episode 57 Trees, Rain, Bicycles, Gardens, Wandering, Spring!

I open the episode with a reading of an excerpt from Samuel Beckett, Watt (Olympia Press, 1953). Good morning and welcome to the Small Machine Talks Episdoe 57. I’m alone again, recording the episode solo due to Covid-19’s physical distancing requirement. At this time, I find myself seeking out some of my favourite poems about…

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Episode 56: Solo Book Chat – Adele Barclay’s Renaissance Normcore and If I Were In A Cage I’d Reach Out For You

Episode 56: Adele Barclay’s Renaissance Normcore and If I Were In A Cage I’d Reach Out For You with Amanda Earl recorded on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Hello everyone and welcome to episode 56 of the Small Machine Talks. I’m Amanda Earl and I’m recording the episode solo today from my home. My co-host, a.m….

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Episode 55: Interview with Dessa Bayrock, Post Ghost Press

Recorded on February 23, 2020 Aaron asks about the design and format of PGP microchapbooks and zines. Dessa talks about keeping them small for mailing, poetry socks, sticker broadsides. Amanda mentions Warren Dean Fulton’s photo booth poetry project through Pooka Press. Dessa Bayrock lives in Ottawa with two cats and a variety of succulents, one…

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Episode 54: Interview with Monty Reid, director of VERSeFest

The Small Machine Talks with a.m kozak and Amanda Earl Monty Reid was born in Saskatchewan, worked for many years in Alberta, and now lives in Ottawa. His books include Garden (Chaudiere), The Luskville Reductions (Brick), and CrawlSpace(Anansi). Recent chapbooks include the nipple variations (postghost press), Seam (above/ground) and Site Conditions (Apt. 9). He has…

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Episode 53- Interview with Ellen Chang-Richardson

Episode 53: The Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl Interview with Ellen Chang-Richardson Recorded on Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2pm Ellen Chang-Richardson is an emerging poet, writer and copyeditor based in Ottawa & Toronto. Recipient of the 2019 Vallum Award for Poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such…

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The Small Machine Talks Episode 52 Book Club with a.m. kozak, Fiona Mitchell, Helen Robertson, Amanda Earl and Hiram Larew,

The Small Machine Talks Episode 52 Book Club with a.m. kozak, Fiona Mitchell, Helen Robertson, Amanda Earl and Hirem Laraw, recorded on Sunday, November 17, 2019 Fiona Ann Mitchell is a poet from Ottawa, Ontario and holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria. Her work can be found in Freefall, The…

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Episode 51: Interview with Mailyne K. Briggs and Shery Alexander Heinis – In Our Tongues Reading and Art Series

Recorded October 6, 2019. We interview Shery and Mailyne about their forthcoming series for BIPOC writers and musicians debuting at the Origin on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. We talk about the goals of the series to provide a welcome and enriching environment that centers Indigenous and racialized writers and musicians in Ottawa. Mailyne K. Briggs…

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Episode 50 – Interview with Justin Louis Labelle

The Small Machine Talks Episode 50 with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl Interview with Justin Louis Labelle Justin Louis Labelle’s completed projects explore the possibilities of sequenced visual storytelling and the polysemous nature of symbols and signs. His work has been shown in Canada, Sweden and Italy. He currently resides in Uppsala, Sweden and teaches…

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Episode 49: Interview with Jason Christie

The Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl Episode 49 – Interview with Jason Christie With humour, humility, intelligence and hope, Jason shares his thoughts on his book, poetry, chaos as creativity generator, nature, technology and the Monster at the End of This Book. We talk about Jason’s latest book, Cursed Objects (Coach…

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