From the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 On Writing #123 “An Infinity of Blues: Art as a Form of Attention“ Before I learned to write I learned to draw and, to some extent, I still see the former as a more nuanced and sophisticated version of the latter. Making art is a way… Continue reading Another Older Piece of Writing to Share
LISZTS | 11 Canadian Novels That Classical Music Lovers …https://www.ludwig-van.com › montreal › 2017/12/13 › liszts-canadian-no…Dec 13, 2017 – 11 good Canadian novels about classical music that both book lovers
I visited so many dear friends and met so many wonderful people on my mini-tour of the west coast, but the highlight of the trip was a pilgrimage to Cathedral Grove – one of the last stands of old growth forest on Vancouver Island. The fact that I was reading Richard Powers’ magisterial novel, The… Continue reading West Coast Tour
Saturday, 17 August 2019 Susan Glickman : part two How does a poem begin? It begins like a tiny pebble in a shoe or a grain of sand in an oyster. An almost imperceptible but persistent irritant. Until it isn’t. Until it’s rubbed me so raw that I find myself asking Why is this damn… Continue reading Second online mini interview about poetry.
Saturday, 10 August 2019 Susan Glickman : part one Susan Glickman grew up in Montréal, but after many travels landed up in Toronto with a husband, two children, a dog, and an old house that always needs fixing. Formerly an academic, she now works as a freelance editor and is learning to paint. She is… Continue reading First of a Series of Mini Interviews about poetry available on line
In the last two years I taught eleven courses, edited nine books and the liner notes for one CD, and mentored three students privately. I also wrote the first draft of YA novel and started a new manuscript of poems and revised another novel that has not been published yet. I had four books come… Continue reading Something I wrote in 2012 when asked how to survive as a freelancer …
including this little bit published online in Open Book Toronto some years back: Q: When you are writing fiction, is there an audience you are thinking of? A: It took me a while to realize why this question made me so uncomfortable. Finally I realized that the problem was that I write for… Continue reading Still going through my archives and finding lots of cool stuff
Interview with Pearl Luke (2007) What is your favourite thing about writing? My favourite thing about writing fiction is the sensation, when it’s going well, of inhabiting another world and other bodies; of living more than one life. It’s exhilarating and terrifying because you have no idea where you are going or how… Continue reading Going through my archives and came across this brief but entertaining interview