Archive for June, 2012

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Event: Pivot Reading Series in Toronto

June 27, 2012

I’m reading tonight at the Pivot Series in Toronto. It’s a very special Pivot, as long time host Elisabeth de Mariaffi will be stepping down from her post to move to Newfoundland to… well, be with me. (I don’t post a lot of personal information here, but you should probably know: I’m in love.) So she’s having a few friends read as her goodbye party. It will be poet me, novelist Meaghan Strimas, poet Gillian Wigmore, and blogger Julie Wilson. Come out, come out! Here’s the Facebook event, and here’s the Pivot listing.

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Publication: Toronto Poetry Vendors

June 26, 2012

I have a poem in the “Out-of-Towners” issue of the Toronto Poetry Vendors indie magazine project (wherein one can buy individual poems from vending machines around the city), ironically titled “Toronto”. The good folks there asked us each to produce a video presenting the poem. Instead I produced a video of a computer voice “reciting” the poem with an animated avatar as front-man. Hope you like it.

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Interview: ARC Poetry Magazine

June 12, 2012

This is an interview I did with Rob Winger over at ARC magazine. We cover the last three or four books and a wide range of mostly serious things. Hope you like.

I wasn’t exactly concerned with truth, so much as the essence of truth, as I had experienced it. People think a lot of things they don’t believe and believe a lot of things they don’t put much thought in to. That firing of the mind still happens and the moment of having had a thought, right or wrong, is still important, even if you talk yourself out of it later.

There were “truths” in Glimpse I had thought my way toward, like walking against a strong wind, and then distilled down to something substantial and succinct. There are others I just declared, and the declaration itself was brief and pithy and raw enough to be, in some way, “truthful,” if only through its arrogance. It has the power of confidence behind it, which is really just what turns fiction into truth.