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 […]

Mini-interview: Gillian Sze

Gillian Sze is a writer and teacher. She is the author of multiple poetry collections, including Peeling Rambutan (Gaspereau Press, 2014), Redrafting Winter (Buschek Books, 2015), and Panicle (ECW Press, 2017), which were finalists for the QWF’s A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. She has also published creative nonfiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews and 3 children’s books. What draws me […]

Mini-interview: Jim Kacian

Jim Kacian is a poet, anthologist, editor, and the founder and Chairperson of The Haiku Foundation. He is the owner of Red Moon Press, and author of 20+ books, mainly of haiku.  What draws me to the writer: I’ve been aware of his publishing company for years, pre-eminent as it is for haiku, and have […]

Mini-interview: Bill Cooper

Bill Cooper is an academic with a Ph.D. in cognitive science from MIT, currently president emeritus at the University of Richmond.  He began writing haiku in 2009 and publishes in leading haiku journals.  He has published nine haiku collections and served for five years as one of the founding editors of Juxtapositions:  A Journal of […]