League of Canadian Poets

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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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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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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