Women and Gender Nonconforming Visual Poetry Editors, Publishers, and Curators
I’m steadily creating a directory of publications and sites with women and gender nonconforming editors, publishers and curators of visual poetry. Please note that you must check the individual sites to find out who they publish, what type of work they are publishing and if they’re currently seeking submissions. My hope is that this list will encourage submissions and collaborations and be inspiring and reassuring to other women and gender nonconforming visual poets who may often feel like there’s no place for their work. One of my missions for AngelHousePress is to center women and nonconforming artists and writers.
An Essay About Writing A Talk About Poetry or Thoughts on Play, the Other and Duende
Presented at the Factory Reading Series Talk, November 21, 2013, Raw Sugar, Ottawa with talks by Amanda Earl, Brecken Hancock and David O’Meara.
First published in Seventeen Seconds, edited by rob mclennan, 2016. Since the online journal is no longer online, I thought I would share this talk about duende and play in my poetry practice here, so that it has a permanent home.
The Small Machine Talks
The Small Machine Talks is a monthly-ish podcast co-hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak. The podcast focuses on the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond through conversations, interviews and discussions of craft and community, book and chapbook talks. It began in 2016.
NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020 Ode to the Small
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2020, Ode to the Small: thirty days of poetry from nine countries.
Contributors from Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, USA were kind enough to share their visual art, haiku, visual poetry, couplets, stanzas, prose poems, stamp art, buttons, ceramics, one-word poems, untitled poems, letraset, yarn, typewriter poems, clay fragments, photographs, installation art, scrolls, collages, bees, ladybugs, maps, and puns to create this celebration. Over thirty days, these poets offer their poems of grief, joy, trauma, humour, pain and delight. It’s an honour to publish their work.
Ode to the Small celebrates the life and work of Nelson Ball, a beloved Canadian poet, minimalist, editor, publisher and bookseller, who died in 2019, and who is still greatly missed.
NationalPoetryMonth.ca was created by AngelHousePress in 2009 to celebrate the nation of poetry, a nation which transcends all borders and boundaries. Thanks to this year’s contributors and to all who submitted work.
If we are learning anything during this time of crisis, it is that we must rely on each other to survive. While we must now physically isolate from one another, we are learning that loneliness can be alleviated by the sharing of art. We are not alone.
Please visit NationalPoetryMonth.ca every day in April for a new work and return to it throughout the year.
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Interview with Sarah Jaworski and Ben Toner of Wyrdsmyth Press
Over e-mail I interviewed local poets and artists, Sarah Jaworski and Ben Toner, the editors and creators of Wyrdsmyth Press to talk about their press, which makes papercrafts, broadsides and chapbooks paired with linocut prints, billets-doux, fortunes and favours, oracle cards. Their practices are linked to community, magic, nature, and whimsy.
In this fascinating memoir, American writer Dianne Hunter writes of feminism,psychoanalysis, love and friendships that began in Paris in the 1980s.