As many entrances and exits as are possible”: An Interview with Stephen Cain, editor of bp:beginnings by bpNichol

June 27, 2014 Kristen: Can you describe your editorial process for the selection of these works by bpNichol? Stephen: As most of the works in the collection only exist in a single state, there wasn’t a lot of editorial comparisons between drafts and publications that I had to work through. Much of the labour was

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I Only Have Eyes For You”: Live readings by Aisha Sasha John and Julie Joosten at the words(on)stages reading series

June 24, 2014 Rain didn’t deter the audience and participants from coming out to the words(on)stages reading series, hosted by founders Nicole Brewer*** and Will Kemp of words(on)pages. Held on Wednesday, June 18 at The Central, the venue offered outdoor seating on the second-floor deck, where the audience looked inside into the performance space. Drinks

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May Busy-ness

There were a number of events in May that  featured BookThug authors. We would like to share a little more detail of these past events. Monday May 26, 2014 “The Coming Envelope #9” had its at The Common on College Street with readings by contributors Kilby Smith-McGregor, Jonathan Pappo and S.D. Chrostowska. Fiction Editor Malcolm

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A Night for the Books – Improvisational Sound Poetry with Aisha Sasha John

Friday, May 30 was a double bill of Improvisational Sound Poetry with Aisha Sasha John in concert with the Improvisational Sound Trio, Donkey Lopez. At Arraymusic, 155 Walnut Ave, the audience was dazzled by lyric and sound. Aisha Sasha John launched the evening into the mesosphere, where the shooting stars burn blindingly spectacular. Three musicians

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In Translation of Secession / Insecession: A Dialogue Between Reader and Author

After reading Secession / Insecession, I was brimming with questions. Erín Moure graciously fielded my questions and provided some compelling answers! Read our exchange here: Kristen: So much of Secession / Insecession reads as a relative deterritorialization. You translate and move around Chus’s text, as a jazz musician would improvise on a key. Can you describe your

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