Mini-interview: Frances Boyle

Frances Boyle‘s most recent book is Seeking Shade, a collection of short stories (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2020). Her novella, Tower, with Fish Gotta Swim Editions came out in June 2018. Her poetry collections, Light-carved Passages (Buschek Books, 2014), and This White Nest, (Quattro Books, 2019) will be joined by a third collection this fall. About the poet: Her prose […]

Mini-interview: rob mclennan

rob mclennan lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with two wee girls. He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He is the winner of the John Newlove Poetry Award, the Ottawa Council for the Arts Mid-Career award, and he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall […]

Mini-interview: Jean Van Loon

Jean Van Loon is an Ottawa-based writer of fiction and poetry, whose first poetry collection, Building on River, was a finalist for the Ottawa Book Award. About the poet: I have known the poet for closing in on twenty years. She is precise-minded, detail-minded and diligent so none of the poems will be sloppy and […]

Mini-Interviews: Czandra

Asking for Trouble by Sandra Stephenson/Czandra (Yarrow Press, Spring 2022).  Sandra Stephenson publishes poems under the pen name Czandra. Her chapbooks include This side uP  (sitting duck press, 2011), A Few Words  (Melinda Cochrane International, 2014) and radish ~ a singularity  (obvious epiphanies, 2014). About the poet: Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one first comes across a poet, […]

Mini-interview Series: Philomene Kocher

Philomene Kocher is a haiku and tanka poet who lives in Kingston, Ontario. She grew up on a farm outside of Hepworth, Ontario, and learned the beauty of nature from the fields and trees and sky. She completed her graduate studies in 2008 in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her research […]