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Andrew French interviews established and emerging authors about breaking through as writers and finding their literary style.

Page Fright: A Literary Podcast Andrew French

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Andrew French interviews established and emerging authors about breaking through as writers and finding their literary style.

    54. "Moldovan Hotel" w/ Leah Horlick

    54. "Moldovan Hotel" w/ Leah Horlick

    Leah Horlick joins Andrew to discuss her latest poetry collection, Moldovan Hotel. Andrew talks to Leah about community in the pandemic. It's a delight!

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    Leah Horlick is a writer and poet who grew up as a settler on Treaty Six Cree Territory & the homelands of the Métis in Saskatoon. Her first book, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012), was shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her second collection, For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press, 2015), was named a 2016 Stonewall Honour Book by the American Library Association, and she was awarded Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers that same year. She lived on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver for nearly ten years, during which time she and her dear friend Estlin McPhee ran REVERB, a queer and anti-oppressive reading series.  She now lives on Treaty Seven Territory & Region 3 of the Métis Nation in Calgary. Her long-awaited third collection of poems, Moldovan Hotel, was released this spring from Brick Books. 

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020) and Poems for Different Yous (Rose Garden Press, 2021). Andrew has a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 50 min
    53. "Strangers" and Community w/ Rob Taylor

    53. "Strangers" and Community w/ Rob Taylor

    Rob Taylor returns to talk about his latest poetry collection, Strangers. Andrew asks Rob about community and editing. It's a joy!

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    Rob Taylor is the author of Strangers (Biblioasis, 2021) and three other poetry collections. He is also the editor of What the Poets are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation (Nightwood Editions, 2018), and the guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis, 2019).

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020) and Poems for Different Yous (Rose Garden Press, 2021). Andrew has a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 52 min
    52. Hockey Bros and Religious Poems w/ Aidan Chafe

    52. Hockey Bros and Religious Poems w/ Aidan Chafe

    Aidan Chafe returns to the pod to talk about his latest collection, Gospel Drunk. Andrew questions Aidan about hockey bros and James Joyce. It's a thoroughly enjoyable time!

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    Aidan Chafe is the author of the poetry collections Gospel Drunk (University of Alberta Press) and Short Histories of Light (McGill-Queen's University Press), which was longlisted for the 2019 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. He has also published two chapbooks Right Hand Hymns (Frog Hollow Press) and Sharpest Tooth (Anstruther Press). His work has appeared in journals and literary magazines in Canada, the United States, England and Australia. He lives and works on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples (Burnaby, BC).

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020) and Poems for Different Yous (Rose Garden Press, 2021). Andrew has a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 54 min
    51. Mental Health Writing w/ Jen Sookfong Lee

    51. Mental Health Writing w/ Jen Sookfong Lee

    Jen Sookfong Lee joins Andrew to talk community, winter, and mental health. Andrew gets Jen's permission to put a book down after 30 pages. It's a joy!

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    Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s East Side, and she now lives with her son in North Burnaby. Her books include The Conjoined, nominated for International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, The End of East, Gentlemen of the Shade, The Shadow List, and Finding Home. Jen teaches at The Writers’ Studio Online with Simon Fraser University, acquires and edits fiction for Wolsak & Wynn, and co-hosts the podcast Can’t Lit.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020) and Poems for Different Yous (Rose Garden Press, 2021). Andrew has a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 49 min
    50. Fractals and Reflecting w/ Shazia Hafiz Ramji

    50. Fractals and Reflecting w/ Shazia Hafiz Ramji

    Shazia Hafiz Ramji talks with Andrew about poetry and listening. Andrew learns what fractals are (thanks Shazia!) and reflects on fifty episodes of Page Fright. It's a wonderful time!

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    Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s writing has been shortlisted for the 2020 Bridport Prize for International Creative Writing and nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prizes. It has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Maisonneuve, Gutter: the magazine of new Scottish and international writing, and is forthcoming in EVENT and Vallum. She is the author of Port of Being, a finalist for the 2019 Vancouver Book Award, BC Book Prizes, Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She is at work on a novel.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of one chapbook, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020). Andrew holds a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 45 min
    49. Poetic Activism w/ Stephen Collis

    49. Poetic Activism w/ Stephen Collis

    Stephen Collis chats about his new poetry collection, A History of the Theories of Rain. Andrew interrogates Stephen's love for slashes and dislike of the word "Anthropocene." It's a lovely time!

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    Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), the BC Book Prize winning On the Material (Talonbooks 2010), Once in Blockadia (Talonbooks 2016) and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (Talonbooks 2018). In 2019 he was awarded the Latner Writers’ Trust of Canada Poetry Prize in recognition of his body of work. In 2021 Talonbooks will publish A History of the Theories of Rain. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of one chapbook, Do Not Discard Ashes (845 Press, 2020). Andrew holds a BA in English from Huron University College at Western University and an MA in English from UBC. He writes poems, book reviews, and hosts this very podcast.

    • 51 min

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