Archive for the ‘Audio’ Category

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Interview: The Next Chapter

October 20, 2014

Here’s me talking to Shelagh Rogers about my position as Poet Laureate of St. John’s. The interview was recorded in late¬†summer¬†at the Writers at Woody Point festival in Western Newfoundland. Shelagh’s long been a supporter of my work, and I respect her immensely. Listen at this link (I am the last five minutes or so of the show.)

 

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Audio: Interview at 49th Shelf

May 23, 2012

Here’s me talking with Julie Wilson of 49th Shelf about my new book Whiteout. Julie and I have known each other for years, having run the two biggest book blogs in Canada, but this is the first time we’re on tape together. THAT WE KNOW OF…

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Interview: CBC Weekend Arts Magazine

April 3, 2012

Here’s me talking about Whiteout on the CBC Weekend Arts Magazine. The St. John’s launch for Whiteout is tomorrow night at the Ship!

 

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Events: Spring readings from Whiteout

March 30, 2012

Whiteout and I have a bunch of appearances coming up in the next few months. Hope you can make it out to one or two.

  • Weekend Arts Magazine, CBC Radio 1, Sunday, April 1, 8:30am
  • St. John’s Launch, The Ship, Tuesday, April 3, 7:30pm
  • Plan 99 Reading Series, Ottawa at The Manx, April 14, 5:00pm
  • Toronto Launch, TBA, Monday, May 14, 8:00pm
  • Waterloo Ontario, Starlight Social Club, Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm
  • Pivot Readings Series, Toronto at the Press Club, Wednesday, June 27, 8:00pm

Would love to see you there. If you can’t make it, but can send your friends in the city where the event is, I’d much appreciate it!

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Audio: CBC Weekend Arts Magazine

March 29, 2012

I’ll be appearing on CBC’s Weekend Arts Magazine on Sunday, April 1, the launch date for Whiteout (and a day for fools), at 8:30am (ouch), to talk about my new book with host Mack Furlong. Tune in and let me know what you think!

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Audio: The Once

November 15, 2011

Here’s a bit I did on CBC with The Once, the Newfoundland folk band that turned a poem from my upcoming book, Whiteout, into an incredible song. The interview ran on (Canadian) Thanksgiving Day, and contains two fulls songs from their album, including the one I had a hand in, “Song for Memory”. Hope you like it!

 

 

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News: Poem Adapted to Song

October 4, 2011

One of the poems I have in my upcoming collection, Whiteout, has just been released as a song on the new album of folk group The Once. It’s called “Song for Memory,” and I originally published it in The New Welsh Review. It was a great process working with the band to craft it into a song and I’m very pleased, in part because I was already a fan of the band before they asked me to participate. Who knew rock stars read poetry?!

You can listen to and order the album here, at their record label’s (Borealis/Universal) site. My song is the last in the list. In fact, the album is called “Row Upon Row of the People They Know”, which is the refrain from the song itself.