VERSeFest

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 86: Riverbed Reading Series

Recorded on January 22, 2022 nina jane drystek Ellen Chang-Richardson Riverbed Reading Series Fundraiser I speak with nina jane drystek and Ellen Chang-Richardson of the Riverbed Reading Series. I catch up with them about how they are doing now and their current creative work. There are some great scoops about forthcoming publications. Coven Editions Gap…

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Episode 82: Coven Editions

Recorded on Nov 29, 2021 Visit Coven Editions https://www.coveneditions.com/ and buy chapbooks. We discuss the beginnings of Coven Editions, the collaboration between the founders, Emilia Morgan and Stephanie Meloche. We discuss individual chapbooks, broadsides and the online magazine, deathcap. We share our love for handmade chapbooks, paper and all things small press. Emilia and Stephanie…

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Episode 76 – Rasiqra Revulva

Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme writer, multimedia artist, editor, musician, performer and SciComm advocate. She is an editor of the climate crisis anthology Watch Your Head: A Call to Action, and one half of the experimental electronic duo The Databats (Slice Records, Melbourne; Toronto). She has published two chapbooks of glitch-illustrated poetry: Cephalopography (words(on)pages press, 2016) and If You…

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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 61 Experiment-O Readers– Part III

Welcome to the Small Machine Talks. I’m Amanda Earl and this is Episode 61 and our third and final for now episode featuring contributors to Experiment-O. For this last episode on Experiment-O, I thought I would also talk a bit about some of the other work featured in the magazine by highlighting the work of…

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Episode 59: Cohost Zoom Reunion

The Small Machine Talks Episode 59 Writing and Reading During Covid-19 etc with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl recorded via Zoom on Sunday, May 24, 2020 Profile by Jamie MacPherson: https://apt613.ca/tour-de-blogosphere-the-small-machine-talks-an-ottawa-poetry-podcast/ 1. INTRODUCTION – HOW HAS COVID-19 AFFECTED US, OUR WRITING ETC? how has COVID changed your reading/writing habits? Amanda: I’ve been trying to save…

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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 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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