Through letters, diary entries, snippets of remembered conversations and post cards, Ruth Zuchter collages together a portrait of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in The Mother Suite.
The chapbook will be available at the Meet the Presses Indie Market in Toronto on November 17 and the ottawa small press book fair on November 24, 2018. Ruth will launch the Mother Suite on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7pm at the pre fair reading at the Carelton Tavern in Ottawa
the Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Episode 37 Recent Reads
Recorded on September 30, 2018
Click here to listen to the episode.
List of works discussed:
1. Klara Du Plessis, Ekke (Palimpsest Press, 2018)
2. Trish Salah, Lyric Sexology, Volume 1 (Metonymy Press republished in 2017; original published by Roof Books of NYC in 2014)
Essays on trans, intersex, cis and other persons and topics from a trans perspective.......All human life is here.
3. Jake Byrne, the Tide (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2017)
4. Sandra Ridley, Quell (Baseline Press, 2018)
5. MLA Chernoff, Delet This (Hybrid Heaven (now Bad Books), 2018)
7. Jake Syersak, These Ghosts / This Compost: An Aubadeclogue (above/ground press, 2018)
8. Poemelon Canadian edition, edited by rob mclennan
9. Joshua Whitehead, Full-Metal Indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017)
Thanks to Jennifer Pederson for the intro and outro, Charles Earl for sound, and to you for listening and sharing the episode.
Stay tuned for our next episode in October.
The Small Machine Talks, Episode 36 with Amanda Earl, a.m. kozak
Interview with Conyer Clayton and Nathanaël Larochette
Recorded on August 12, 2018
To listen to the episode, click here: https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/episode-36-conyer-clayton-and-nathanael-larochette
Nathanaël Larochette is an Ottawa-area spoken word poet and musician. He has represented Ottawa at the 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, was the 2008 CBC Poetry Face-Off champion for Ottawa, the director for the 2010 Canadian Festival for Spoken Word, a 5th place finalist at the 2014 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship and has spent over a decade facilitating poetry workshops in Ottawa-area schools. He is also a member of the chamber folk trio Musk Ox and the progressive metal band The Night Watch.
Conyer Clayton is an Ottawa based artist who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. She has 3 chapbooks: Undergrowth (bird, buried press), Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press), and For the Birds. For the Humans. (battleaxe press). Her collaborative album with Nathanael Larochette, If the river stood still, will be released August 2018. Her work appears in ARC, Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, The Maynard, In/Words, Puddles of Sky Press, Coven Editions, Bywords, Transom, and others. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, 3rd place in Prairie Fire's 2017 Poetry Contest, and honorable mention in The Fiddlehead's 2018 poetry prize. She is a member of the sound poetry ensemble Quatuor Gualuor, and writes reviews for Canthius. Check out https://www.conyerclayton.com/ for updates on her endeavors.
We talk about their upcoming double launch of Mitosis/If The River Stood Still
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 7-9pm, Happy Goat, 35 Laurel
In/Words Magazine and Press
We discuss the overlap between their work in sound poetry, spoken word and music, the roots of their collaboration, musicality, repetition and rhythm, how their day jobs influence their creativity and work, anthropomorphism, grief, nature and the environment, teenagers, discipline.
The following are mentioned during the episode:
King Crimson – the Night Watch
Undergrowth (bird, buried press) https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/609508780/undergrowth?ref=shop_home_active_1
For the Birds, for the Humans (BattleAxe Press): https://nhannawriting.wordpress.com/publications/
Nathanael Larochette - Threshold of Transformation
We end with Nathanael’s poem, “When She Paints” from Threshhold of Transformation.
Thanks to our guests, Conyer and Nathanael, our sound engineer, Charles Earl, our intro and outro creator, Jennifer Pederson and to you for listening and sharing the podcast with your poetry loving pals.
Stay tuned for our next episode.
The Small Machine Talks
Episode 35 - with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Recorded on Sunday, July 15, 2018
Click here to listen to the podcast.
We discuss events over the last six weeks, beginning with the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair, Spring Edition.
Links and mentions include
above/ground press http://abovegroundpress.blogspot.com/
Chaudiere Books http://www.chaudierebooks.com/
shreeking violet press https://marilynirwin.wordpress.com/shreeking-violet/
40-watt spotlight http://www.40wattspotlight.com/
Gap Riot Press (Toronto) https://gapriotpress.com/
Baseline Press (London) https://www.baselinepress.ca/
Apt. 9 Press https://apt9press.wordpress.com/
bird, buried press (Peterborough) https://birdburiedpress.wordpress.com/
Coven Editions https://coveneditions.wordpress.com/
Arc Poetry Magazine http://arcpoetry.ca/
Puddles of Sky Press (Kingston) http://puddlesofskypress.com/index.html
Stuff Amanda picked up at the fair
Kate Siklosi, Coup (The Blasted Tree) http://www.theblastedtree.com/store/coup
flash haiku contest – Amanda’s win http://www.theblastedtree.com/store/flashhaiku3
We talk about visual poetry.
Chuqiao Yang, Reunions in the Year of the Sheep (Baseline Press)
Margaret Christakos, Social Medea v---s Virtual Medusa (Gap Riot Press)
illiterature 8 (Puddles of Sky Press)
Train : a journal of introduction https://trainpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/
Conyer Clayton, Undergrowth (bird, buried press)
The post fair at the James Street Pub #MichaeleCasteels #jwcurry
Artist Tom Fowler http://tomfowlerstuff.tumblr.com/
Artist Colin White (who was not at the fair) http://www.colinwhite.ca/
Additional Events – Tomson Highway at Library and Archives
Conyer Clayton and Nathanael Larochette,
Shery Alexander Heinis at Tree https://www.sheryalexanderheinis.com/
Sawdust: Margo Lapierre, Manahil Bandukwala; Allie Duff poems on the life of Lucia Joyce; Monty Reid
The Next Wave launch at Pour Boy http://palimpsestpress.ca/books/next-wave-anthology-21st-century-canadian-poetry/
Final Tree of the season w/ rob mclennan and Tanis MacDonald, who read from her books and also from Gush: Menstrual Manifestations for Our Times
the Wild Herb walk with the Ottawa Tea Guild
Avant Garde reading with Stuart Ross, Jaimie Forsyth and Steve Venright – A Feed Dog Book imprint http://www.anvilpress.com/submit/
Aaron’s literary events
Hybrid Heaven launch
Delet This, MLA Chernoff
Let This Be The End Of Me, JC Bouchard
with guests, Lauren Turner, We're Not Going To Do Better Next Time (Knife Fork Book, 2018), Catherine Fatima, Sludge Utopia (Book Thug, 2018)
Mallory Tater and Curtis LeBlanc at Beyond the Pale
Rahila’s Ghost Press https://rahilasghostpress.com/
Aaron talks about non literary events, including the Montreal Jazz Fest and Ottawa’s Glow Fair, Fringe Festival, Dragon Boat, CSArts Talk back where audience asks playwright, actors and director questions
Recent Reads 51.14
Aaron has been reading Erin Robinson’s Rag Cosmology (Book Thug)
101.38 Ghost City Press Microchapbook Series
1.04. 55 Upcoming events – check the Bywords.ca calendar