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This week, Meredith Quartermain was interviewed by Minelle Mahtani on Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver, British Columbia, about her new novel U Girl. Set in Vancouver in the early 1970s, U Girl tells the meta-fictional, feminist story of Frances Nelson, a first-year university student who wants to write a novel.
If you missed the radio spot, you can listen online. You’ll hear a reading from U Girl as well as Quartermain’s thoughts on writing, place, sex and sexual mores, and even fashion.
(And stay tuned to Mahtani’s show, Sense of Place, for a chance to win yourself a copy of U Girl! There will be a giveaway in mid-September …)
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.Thursday March 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Critically acclaimed poet and Vancouver native Adeena Karasick was in her hometown last month to celebrate the donation of her archive to Simon Fraser University. The Collection of Contemporary Literature at SFU’s Bennett Library contains one of the biggest selections of avant-garde poetry in North America.
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