In Conversation with Erina Harris and Christine Stewart

Christine Stewart is a poet-scholar living in Edmonton near the North Saskatchewan River on Treaty Six Territory. Her practice includes the publication of poetry chapbooks and books including from TAXONOMY (West House Books, 2003) Pessoa’s July (Nomados, 2006), and Treaty … Continue reading

REVERB: In Conversation with Leah Horlick and Estlin McPhee

In this interview, Elee Kraljii Gardiner reflects with founders and organizers Leah Horlick and Estlin McPhee about the Vancouver-based anti-oppressive REVERB reading series. ( ) REVERB ran from January 2013 to June 2017.  photo by Daniella Barreto Elee Kraljii Gardiner: Congratulations, Leah Horlick … Continue reading

In Conversation with Kim Trainor

Kim Trainor’s first collection is Karyotype (Brick Books, 2015). Her upcoming work, Ledi, a book-length narrative poem on an Iron-Age horsewoman of the Siberian steppes, will appear with BookThug in 2018. She lives in Vancouver. Interview by Doyali Islam Doyali Islam: Your … Continue reading

An Interview with Tamara Faith Berger

Tamara Faith Berger has published four novels: Lie With Me (2001), The Way of the Whore (2004), Maidenhead (2012), and Kuntalini (2016). Her first two novels were recently re-published as Little Cat (2013). She lives in Toronto.  Domenica Martinello: I’m … Continue reading

In conversation with Liz Howard

When Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland and Stewart, 2015) won the prestigious 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, a $65,000 purse, she became the youngest recipient of the award (at 31), and the first ever debut book to … Continue reading

In Conversation with Sachiko Murakami

Sachiko Murakami is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Get Me Out Of Here (Talonbooks 2015). Her current project is The Hardest Thing About Being a Writer, housed at She lives in Toronto.   Carolyn Nakagawa … Continue reading

An Interview with Tanya Lukin-Linklater

Tanya Lukin-Linklater originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in southern Alaska and is based in northern Ontario, Canada. Performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is compelled by the interstices of … Continue reading

An Interview with Madeleine Thien

Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection Simple Recipes (2001) and the novels Certainty (2006) and Dogs at the Perimeter (2012), which was shortlisted for Berlin’s 2014 International Literature Award and won the Frankfurt Book Fair’s 2015 Liberaturpreis. Her books and stories have been translated … Continue reading

An Interview with Bänoo Zan

An Interview with Bänoo Zan by Doyali Islam Poet, translator, teacher, editor and poetry curator, Bänoo Zan, landed in Canada in 2010. She has been writing poetry since the age of ten and has published more than 120 poems, translations, … Continue reading

In Conversation with Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo was born in Dublin, Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and moved to Canada more than thirty years ago. She is a visual artist, video maker, and fiction writer. Mootoo’s novels are Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab (Doubleday, 2014), Valmiki’s Daughter (Anansi, 2008), He … Continue reading