💥 Periodicities (a journal of poetry and poetics) bpNichol Chapbook Award shortlist Interview with MA|DE is now online, in anticipation of the Meet the Presses’ bpNichol Chapbook Award gala next week! This is a series of 4 interviews that the site recently conducted with all the shortlisted creators … we talk to editor Rob McLennan about how A Trip to the ZZOO started, whether there will be a full-length book, how MA|DE relates to our individual work & who influences us.
Thank-you to everyone who attended yesterday: we LOVED doing our ‘APPROACHES TO COLLABORATION’ Workshop for VERSeFest Ottawa — it was a great opportunity to look at what we do, how it overlaps and differs with other collaborative projects, and to put some terms to the various approaches one can take …
… many thanks to Monty Reid, Avonlea Fotheringham, Stephen Brockwell & Vivian Vavassis of VERSeFest for all the behind-the-scenes help; to Manahil Bandukwala and Tom Prime for making special appearances during our presentation and discussing their own experiences with collaborations; and to Lee Parpart, John Oughton, Renee Sgroi, Carol A Stephen & Veronique Boyer for the great questions during the Q & A period!
💥 We had a good time talking with Alan Neal and Sanchari Sur about our affective object (pictured below) for CBC’s ALL IN A DAY radio show in anticipation of Sanchari’s ‘Bodily Feelings: Writing Poetry Using Affective Objects’ workshop at VERSeFest on Sat Nov 13 …
— You can listen to the entire11m47s conversation here
Reminder: our VERSeFest workshop happens Sun Nov 14 at 2pm (register now!) and we’ll be talking about the vast & exciting array of approaches to collaboration!
This Sun Nov 14 at 2pm, we’re presenting a FREE workshop called ‘Approaches to Collaboration’ as part of 2021 VERSeFest Ottawa … please join us (on ZOOM) if you want to learn more about collaborative writing!
… Register N-O-W at 💥 versefest.ca 💥 to get a seat at the head of the class 🙂
Yes, the rumours are true: we’re honoured that our chapbook A TRIP TO THE ZZOO has been shortlisted for the 2021 BPNICHOL CHAPBOOK AWARD!
💥 We owe many thanks to our publisher, Collusion Books, especially Andy Verboom for helping us bring A TRIP TO THE ZZOO into being. Thank you also to Meet the Presses for organizing the award, and to Jordan Abel + Jennifer LoveGrove for their adjudicative work … and a round of applause our fellow esteemed shortlisters: Manahil Bandukwala & Conyer Clayton, Terese Pierre and Matthew James Weigel