presented as part of Kanada Koncrete Material Poetries in the Digital Age, University of Ottawa, May 4-6, 2018. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for funding part of the Vispo Bible in 2018.
The Small Machine Talks Episode 32
Recorded on Sunday, May 13, 2018
with a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and Manahil Bandukwala
Click here to listen to the episode.
In which we talk about recent and upcoming events in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto, recent reads including Cassidy McFadzean’s Hacker Packer, Vallum 15:1, Natalee Wee’s Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines, the walk as poetic form and essay, a.m. kozak’s playwrighting debut as part of CSArt’s subscription service, accessible locations, funny one-liners, little millenialisms, calls for submission, contests and hints for submitting poetry to Bywords.ca.
Links to stuff mentioned in the episode include the following:
Kanada Koncrete program http://artsites.uottawa.ca/canlit-symposium/en/program/
M. Nourbese Philip – the Book of Un with Undex http://shop.acontainer.co/product/m-nourbese-philip-the-book-of-un-and-undex
Gap Riot Press https://gapriotpress.wordpress.com/
Comma by Jennifer Still https://bookthug.ca/shop/books/comma-by-jennifer-still/
Project 40 http://p40collective.ca/
Hacker Packer by Cassidy McFadzean https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/249782/hacker-packer-by-cassidy-mcfadzean/9780771057229/
Vallum Magazine http://www.vallummag.com/
Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines by Natalie Wee http://natalieweewrites.com
Stay tuned for our next episode in which we interview Manahil Bandukwala. The episode will be on line later this month, and our next round up of events, books and calls will be in June.
Thanks to Charles for processing, Jennifer Pederson for intros and outros, to you for listening and sharing the podcast and to the publishers who have been sending us books for review and discussion on the podcast. Stay tuned for talks on books by Invisible Publishing and Wolszak and Wyn. Thanks to Manahil and Aaron…
AngelHousePress thanks the following poets and artists for their contributions to NationalPoetryMonth.ca this year and thanks to all who sent us submissions, who shared and promoted the site this month.
The work will be on line at http://nationalpoetrymonth.ca until February 28, 2019. A new call for submissions will go out via our AngelHousePress mailing list (sign up at AngelHousePress.com), our FB page and my personal Twitter account: @KikiFolle.
1. Bilingual Poet’s Dilemma - Poet (English and British Sign Language versions): Donna Williams; Film Co-directors: Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska; British Sign Language interpreting and translation consultation by K. Yvonne Strain, Scotland
2. Man-flavoured Condoms – Jeff Kirby, Canada
3. fátima queiroz [untitled typewriter poem] Brazil
4. Where To Find Me – Robin Sinclair USA
5. Gary Barwin @garybarwin [untitled visual poem] Canada
6. Melissa Beek – My Stolen Sisters, Metepenagiag First Nation
7. Márton Koppány – Forecast (Hungarian Vispo No. 18), Hungary
8. the nth digri – Sugar Cane (video) Canada
9. michele provost and zachary robert – A Good Thing, Canada
10. Jenna Jarvis - pokémon battle simulator, Canada
11. Donmay – Feeling and Understanding, USA
12. Ariel Dawn – Morning, Canada
13. Sacha Archer – falls into line, Canada
14. Bola Opaleke – A Stone Goes Into the Water Not Drown In It, Canada
15. Daniel f. Bradley lowrent boogie woogie, Canada
16. Willy Palomo – Mark 6:41-42, USA
17. andrew topel – triptych, USA
18. Diana Manole - Trump’s Abecedary (Selections), Canada
19. Tchello d’Barros – INFINITALL, Brazil
20. Jane Eaton Hamilton – The Hole in Her Cheek, Canada
21. Kate Siklosi – the shade of it all, Canada
22. Mimi Ramos Lebuffe - I knew or was (la vocal eterna), Canada
23. Marilyn R. Rosenberg (MRR) – STOP OVER, USA
24. Melissa Carey – Roadwork, Canada
25. psw – signs [Korean typewriter series] Germany
26. Manahil Bandukwala In Bloom, Canada
27. Carol White – Matron of Doll Hospital – Collage on Water Color Paper, Ireland
28. Catherine Graham – Fire Glass, Canada
29. Carol Barbour – Spider War, Canada
30. Ally Fleming – For This Poem To Exist I Have No Choice But To Suffer This Grief, Canada
Stay tuned for announcements of new chapbooks to be published with AngelHousePress and DevilHouse in the spring and autumn, and the 11th issue of Experiment-O.com in the autumn as well. Also a.m. kozak and I will continue to host the Small Machine Talks, exploring the poetry scene in Central Canada and beyond. Stay tuned for interviews, event recaps and wish lists, calls for submission and reviews of books and chapbooks to come!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the celebration.
yr fallen angel,
the Small Machine Talks Episode 31
with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Recorded on April 8, 2018
Click here to listen to the episode.
We speak of literary and other events that we’ve attended in the past few months. Aaron has moved to a new location. We speak about bicycles and poetry. Amanda offers a teaser about an upcoming event.
Amanda attended a few Black History Month events. We talk about Motown music and the Big Chill. We also learn that Aaron loves jazz fusion and has a jazz drum set. Amanda confesses that her musical taste depends a lot on the lovers she gets involved with who introduce her to it.
We talked events at Sawdust and Tree. Amanda went to an event celebrating International Women’s Day. Lots of different artistic media from spoken word to storytelling to hip hop and dance.
We speak about the Octopus Books event with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Indigenous activism and intellectualism. We end up chatting about the blur of boundaries, including Michael Ondaatje’s Coming Through Slaughter.
We talk about VERSeFest and share some of our highlights.
Factory Reading Series talks appear after the talks at http://www.ottawater.com/seventeenseconds/
Arc Walks #1 with rob mclennan
Indigenous Walks Ottawa
Janes Walk Ottawa
We discuss walking tour ideas.
We talk about Rasiqra Revulva’s wonderful performance.
We discuss erasure and found poems, including the work of Kenny Goldsmith and Vanessa Place.
We discuss the readings of Christine McNair and Major Jackson
Major Jackson Ok Cupid https://vimeo.com/125069964
2. Recent Reads (29.02)
Emily Izsak – Whistle Stops, A Locomotive Serial Poem, Signature Editions, 2017
https://emilyizsak.com/ Aaron gives a few examples of technique and style from her work.
Aaron talks about tennis and difference between new and mid-career players styles.
Kaveh Akbar - Calling A Wolf A Wolf (Alice James Books)
Amanda reads Soot.
Aaron talks about JC Bouchard – Let This Be The End of Me, poems and photographs (Hybrid Heaven, 2018)
Amanda talks about Arc Poetry Magazine– Winter 2018, highlights are essays, poems and reviews.
3. Upcoming Events
See Bywords.ca for the calendar of events.
4. Contests and submissions
See Bywords.ca news for calls and contests
5. Thanks and sign off
Jennifer Pederson for intro and outro, Charles Earl for processing, audience and those who share the link. Stay tuned for more episodes in May and so forth…
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018. This year’s contributors come from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland and USA to provide us with a range of styles, some of which make us ponder the nature of poetry and stretch ourselves beyond the standard definition of genre. Sometimes in the work that we receive for NationalPoetryMonth.ca, perhaps because of some kind of zeitgeist or current concern, we end up with a theme. This year I would say the theme is that of finding strength in vulnerability.
Thanks to the contributors and all of those who bravely sent their poems and work they weren’t even certain was poems to AngelHousePress for NationalPoetryMonth.ca. AngelHousePress continues its goal to publish raw talent, ragged edges and rebels and to be a home for misfit artists and audiences to find one another.
I hope you enjoy this month-long celebration, which includes video poems, visual art and poetry, typewriter poems, collages and asemic writing. If you find yourself thinking, “that’s not a poem!” we’ve done our job.
I’ll be sharing a link to each day’s poem via social media on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/AngelHousePress/ and on Twitter through my personal account: @KikiFolle. Follow along or simply remember to go to NationalPoetryMonth.ca daily through the month of April.
I would also encourage you to visit http://angelhousepress.com/ to check out our chapbooks, read the essays and sign up for our mailing list, and to go to http://experiment-o.com/ our annual pdf magazine that celebrates the art of risk where you will find ten years of art, poetry, prose, and visual poetry.
Thanks for joining us in our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please share the poetry each day with fellow enthusiasts of poetry that doesn’t fit within boundaries.