Ottawa International Writers Festival

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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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 48 – Interview with Nina Jane Drystek

The Small Machine Talks co-hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak Episode 48: Interview with Nina Jane Drystek Recorded on August 15, 2019, Ward 14 nina jane drystek is a poet, writer and performer based in Ottawa. her poetry has appeared in Canthius, talking about strawberries, the DUSIE: Tuesday poem, Bywords.ca, in/words, ottawater, small talk…

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Episode 17 with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl

We discuss recent poetry readings and launches in…

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Episode 4 – 2

Recent and upcoming poetry events and calls for s…

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