Mini-interview: Sanna Wani

Sanna Wani is a Kashmiri settler living near the Missinnihe river (Eastern Ojibwa: trusting waters), on land stewarded since time immemorial by the Mississauga of the New Credit, the Anishnaabeg, the Chippewa, the Wendat, and the Haudnosaunee among many other diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. What draws me to the writer: Hugely anticipated at grass […]

Where are they now?

Coming up over the next few months there will be a series of sporadic interviews with the over 80 poets who were published by phafours press since it launched in 2007. Checking In will ask a few standard questions and see what’s new with these poets. Some were included in anthology chapbooks, some in flutterbooks, […]

Mini-interview: Sheniz Janmohamed

Sheniz Janmohamed was born and raised in Toronto, with ancestral ties to Kenya, Kutch and Gujarat. A graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing at Guelph, Sheniz has been published in a variety of journals including CV2, Quill & Quire and Canadian Literature. A spoken word artist, Sheniz has performed across the world at venues […]

Mini-interview: Leslie Roach

Leslie Roach was born and raised in Montreal. She is a lawyer who worked for the United Nations for 10 years. She is currently based in Ottawa, where she works for the Supreme Court of Canada. What drew me to the writer: An Ottawa writer on a compelling topic led me to insta-buy. I found it […]

Mini-interview: David Blaikie

David Blaikie is a journalist and writer who wrote for Truro Daily News, The Canadian Press, The Toronto Star and Reuters. He worked 18 years in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. His Farewell to Coney Island, won the 2011 Tree Reading Series chapbook award. He has three chapbooks and this is his first full collection. What […]