Mini-interview: Mike Caesar

Michael Caesar was born on Manitoulin Island and lives in Hull, Quebec. He has worked as a reporter, editor and speechwriter. This is his first chapbook. About the poet: As I mentioned in my anticipation post, I have been waiting for a book/collection from this poet for a lot of years. He reads and listens […]

Mini-Interview: natalie hanna

natalie hanna is an Ottawa lawyer working with low income populations, and an alumna of carleton and ottawa u. her writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal relational themes. From April of 2016 to September of 2018, she served as the Administrative Director of the Sawdust Reading Series and on the board of Arc Poetry […]

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 […]