62 episodes

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.

    62. Chapbook Party! w/ Rose Garden Press' Michelle Arnett & Michele Vanderwal

    62. Chapbook Party! w/ Rose Garden Press' Michelle Arnett & Michele Vanderwal

    Andrew is joined by Michele Vanderwal and Michelle Arnett from Rose Garden Press to talk about his new chapbook, Poems for Different Yous, and the others they are publishing this month! They talk about philosophy, socks, and reading poems aloud. A true joy!

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    Michelle Arnett is a co-founder of Rose Garden Press, through which she self-published a collection of poetry, the bird bath poems (2020). Her poetry has also been published by Canthius (2021). She resides in London, Ontario, where she completed her Master’s of Library and Information Science at Western University.

    Michele (Nicole) Vanderwal has self-published two collections of poetry, Touch Consciousness (Lulu, 2014) and the bird bath poems (Rose Garden Press, 2020). She currently resides in Mount Brydges as the Publisher and co-founder of Rose Garden Press, which publishes handcrafted poetry chapbooks.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He has published 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.

    • 43 min
    61. "Best Canadian Poetry 2021" w/ FIVE Included Writers

    61. "Best Canadian Poetry 2021" w/ FIVE Included Writers

    Souvankham Thammavongsa, Kayla Czaga, Ottavia Paluch, Jan Zwicky, and Tina Do each join Andrew for an interview about their involvement in Best Canadian Poetry 2021! Five interviews in one episode? What a treat!

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He has published 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.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    60. Time, Bodies, and Found Objects w/ Síle Englert

    60. Time, Bodies, and Found Objects w/ Síle Englert

    Síle Englert discusses her new (debut!) poetry collection, The Lost Time Accidents. Andrew wonders about bodies and movement. What a time!

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    Síle Englert is a queer, Autistic writer and multi-disciplinary artist. She is the author of The Lost Time Accidents, her debut poetry collection from icehouse press, and two chapbooks: The Phobic’s Handbook (Anstruther Press, 2020) and Threadbare (Baseline Press, 2019). Síle’s writing has placed Second in CV2’s 2-Day Poem Contest and Freefall Magazine’s Fiction contest, and was shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year in 2020. Síle’s recent work can be found in the way out is the way in: an anthology of disabled poets from the League of Canadian Poets, and I Found Myself in You, a collaborative chapbook from Collusion Books.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He has published 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.

    • 42 min
    59. Staying Inspired w/ Tara Borin

    59. Staying Inspired w/ Tara Borin

    Tara Borin discusses their debut poetry collection, The Pit. Andrew asks Tara where to find inspiration. What a joy!

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    Tara Borin is a queer, nonbinary settler poet living and writing in  the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Dawson City, Yukon.  Their debut full-length poetry collection, The Pit, is available with Nightwood Editions. Tara’s work has also been anthologized in Best  New Poets In Canada 2018 (Quattro Books) and in Resistance: Righteous  Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press).

    Tara’s poems have been published in Prism International, Prairie Fire, The LaHave Review, Red Alder Review, and elsewhere online and in print. They completed The Writer’s Studio Online with Simon Fraser University in 2019.

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    Andrew French is an author from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He has published 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
    58. Literary Aspirations w/ Tolu Oloruntoba

    58. Literary Aspirations w/ Tolu Oloruntoba

    Tolu Oloruntoba talks poetry as science, what he aspires to in his work, and his debut poetry collection, The Junta of Happenstance. Andrew reveals the limits of his vocabulary. It's a fun one!

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    Tolu Oloruntoba, has tried, and abandoned or failed at a variety of things. As a teenager, he worked hard at becoming a comic book artist and fantasy author. This was before going to medical school at 18, which dried out those dreams. Besides, he didn’t consider himself particularly good at either. He practiced medicine for 6 years, and lived in Nigeria and the United States before moving to Canada. He has somehow not abandoned poetry since he started to write it at 16, and had his debut collection of poetry, The Junta of Happenstance, published in May 2021. These days, he manages virtual health projects in British Columbia, and lives with his partner and two young children in so-called Surrey, BC, in territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, and Kwantlen First Nations.

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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.

    • 55 min
    57. Bodies and Inheritance w/ Brandon Wint

    57. Bodies and Inheritance w/ Brandon Wint

    Brandon Wint discusses family history, spatial poetry, and his debut poetry collection, Divine Animal. Andrew shakes off the rust and interviews his first guest in months. It's a blast!

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    Ontario born poet and spoken word artist Brandon Wint uses poetry to attend to the joy and devastation and inequity associated with this era of human and ecological history. Increasingly, his work on the page and in performance casts a tender but robust attention toward the movements and impacts of colonial, capitalist logic, and how they might be undone. His poems and essays have been published in national anthologies, including The Great Black North: Contemporary African-Canadian Poetry (Frontenac House, 2013) and Black Writers Matter (University of Regina Press, 2019). Divine Animal is his debut book of poetry.

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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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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