Episode 28

The Small Machine Talks #28

with @_amkozak and @kikifolle

Recorded on February 11, 2018

We open with a short statement about recent revelations of racism and abuse of power in CanLit, including in Ottawa. https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

Aaron mentions that these issues are coming to light in other communities he’s involved in. We talk of our own experiences in coping with the bombardment of pain and stress and invite you to contact us if you’d like to talk about it with the possibility of having a more nuanced discussion with anyone who would like to, on the podcast.

7.42 We discuss recent events, such as the Sawdust Reading Series with @IdeasofNature and Spencer Gordan. @sawdustseries @spencergordan @thepuritan @pandora888 @biblioasis . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

11.09 @treeseries @itsakirby @bsbOttawa @margolapierre @bywordsdotca [aside – we’re looking for chapbook and poetry book reviews] great readings at extended open mic and # SouvankhamThammavongsa ‘s great workshop & poetry reading . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

15.16 @cbcunreserved Indigenous Trailblazers: Carving Paths Through Tradition hosted by @RoDeerchild part of @megaphono inspiring talks. it was especially inspiring to hear Alanis Obomsawin . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

17.37 NEWS @_amkozak is moving to Little Italy; he’s made it out of the basement just before turning 30. #drums #soundetry #film #creativity . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

19.00 @arcpoetry staff changes @montyreid @ceeeejohnson @jkmoran . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

19.26 new Parliamentary poet laureate is Georgette LeBlanc replacing George Elliott Clarke . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

20.02 Liam Burke joins @ckcufm Literary Landscape with @pesbo, @k8thek8 and Robin MacLachlen Thursday nights at 6:30pm . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

20.57 Current and recent reads: Ottawater.com 14 @robmclennanblog We discuss some of the work that resonated, including art and poetry. An inspiration for AngelHousePress’ Experiment-O. @manaaaahil’s wild poetry @meesterchristie # @franchetoast pro-biotic yogurt / the son of Odin @spencergordan @penanddragon @mahazimmo http://ottawater.com/ . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

28.14 @spencergordan “Cruise Missile Liberals” @nightwooded #GerardManleyHopkins #dogears http://www.nightwoodeditions.com/title/CruiseMissileLiberals @_amkozak reads from “Here and Now” “Things were better when you were on fire” & “Survey”

We try to explain indentation & do it poorly. #hanginglinebreak @mrrazovsky #Pockets 37.45 . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

38.24 Amanda read Canisia Lubrin’s Voodoo Hypothesis https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2261700964?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

38.39 Amanda is reading the anthology “Stairs and Whispers – D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back” Edited by @san_alland, @mailbykite & @danielsluman

@ninearchespress #accessibility http://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/stairs%20and%20whispers.html #erasure #soundcloud  . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

41.45 @danielsluman editorial poem, “Shove Ten Pounds of Sugar in a Seven Pound Bag”
Beautiful, revelatory poem of absences and the connection between disability and poetry. https://soundcloud.com/ninearchespress/daniel-sluman-essay  . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

41.48 Miki Byrne’s Nepuliser https://soundcloud.com/ninearchespress/013-nebuliser . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

43.29 @_amkozak read a chapbook published by @rahilasghost Normal Women by Megan Fennya Jones https://rahilasghostpress.com/portfolio/normal-women-by-megan-fennya-jones/ @cantlit many poems deal with modelling; immediate and sparse language #WWIpoetry . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

45.17 @_amkozak reads “Paris Fashion Week”. reminds Amanda of a fashion show. Amanda’s a fan of #ProjectRunway. storytelling via images @cassidymcfadz style & rhymes . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

48 @_amkozak reads from “A Poem is a Deathwish” which reminded him of the poetry of @kaylaczaga “Selfie”; open ended endings; exploration of the body. he reads part of “the Beach Today” . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

52.07 @cantlit podcast w/ @rahilasghost design by @curtiswleblanc sad ghost 1st attempt #Episode54 http://cantlit.ca/;  inspiration for our podcast also . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

52.55 Accessibility in #CanLit @depalm When Buildings Do the Dirty Work, CanLit Hands Aren’t Clean https://alllitup.ca/Blog/2018/When-Buildings-Do-the-Dirty-Work-CanLit-Hands-Aren-t-Clean

Her CanCripLit page: https://dorothyellenpalmer.com/ . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

55.21 @bywordsdotca is creating a guide to accessible literary, spoken word, storytelling, nonfiction venues in Ottawa. See FB page: www.facebook.com/accesswordottawa and take part in finding venues. @opl_bpo accessible spaces at a nominal cost . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

58.35 If you go to a space in Ottawa that you think might be an accessible space and candidate for a reading, let me know or post on the Access Word Ottawa Page

A site https://ottawa.spacefinder.org/ in progress to share creative spaces . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

1.01.20 _@amkozak talks about psychological/monetary/transit accessibility and the issue of events at bars. . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

1.04 Amanda is trying to reach out to disabled people to help us create the guide. . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm

1.05 20 Upcoming events and calls

February is Black History Month


Theme for 2018 is: “Our Canadian Story: Honouring the U.N. International Decade for Peoples of African Descent.” See site for additional events . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

February 21 – Jamaal Jackson Rogers and Jacqui DuToit for an interactive presentation of: The Village – A storytelling and Poetry Experience. 6pm, Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

Tree Reading Series: Feb 27 – Jennifer Lovegrove and Segun Akinlolu; Coven Editions launch

Feb 20 – Sawdust: Anita Dolman, Conyer Clayton and poem-off winner . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

VERSeFest: March 20 – 25

hints on the Instagram and Twitter pages of VERSeOttawa/VERSeFest

Christine McNair, Gary Barwin, Nyla Matuk, Di Brandt, Major Jackson, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Louise Bernice-Halfe, David Groulx, Klara Duplessis, Ahmed Knowmadic Ali, Faith Arkorful, Madeleine Stratford, the Icelandic poet, Sjon, Jeff Latosik, Hoa Nguyen, Robyn Schiff . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak

  1. Calls and contests . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak See Bywords.ca news

Could you be Arc’s next Poet-In-Residence? Deadline: February 15, 2018 Metatron Press | Call for Manuscripts (Canada Only) Ends on February 18, 2018 Bywords.ca wants your Canadian poetry reviews. Grey Borders Magazine Call for Submissions

Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Contest – deadline: February 28, 2017 Summer Literary Seminars Contests – deadline February 28, 2018 the Claremont Review Annual Writing Contest for Writers Aged 13-19; deadline: March 15, 2018

the Vallum Chapbook Award 2018: deadline – April 30, 2018

Thanks for listening to this episode of the Small Machine Talks. Thanks to @pandora888 for the intro and outro; @charlesearlfoto for the processing. Please share with your friends! . https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydb6fqqm @_amkozak