Interviews

12 or 20 Questions (Second Series), rob mclennan’s blog, Sept 2016

The BookThug Interview, BookThug Blog, August 2016

The Dirty Dozen, Open Book Toronto, July 2016

In Conversation: Adrienne Gruber Discusses Buoyancy Control, BookThug Blog, May 2016

Interview with Alex Leslie, Poetry is Dead: Queer Issue

In her book ‘The Queer Art of Failure’ Judith Halberstam offers alternative ways of knowing and becoming. Instead of valuing the conventional paths of belonging, achievement and completion, she thinks about and champions the ways of “failure”: losing your way, giving in, being excluded, forgetting, awkwardness, coming apart. Not just rejecting the “normal,” Halberstam shows alternatives to success as paths that have always been there, moving away from mastery and coherence. In this series of Q&A’s with contributors to our upcoming Queer issue, we play with these ideas. When we aren’t trying to finish first (or finish anything) where do we end up?

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Interview with Rob Taylor: sex, science and sweet sincerity – “Everything Water” Chapbook Launch

Adrienne Gruber is chapbook-crazy in 2011 (some might say crazy as a cat lady?), publishing two different chapbooks with two top-notch Canadian chapbook publishers: Mimic (Leaf Press, 2011) andEverything Water (Cactus Press, 2011). She’s launching the latter here in Vancouver next Thursday, with help from special out-of-townie guests Jim Johnstone (Cactus Press kingpin, from Toronto) and Zach Wells (from Halifax).

Earlier this week I got a chance to chat with Adrienne about the chapbook and the launch. It was early in the morning, so Adrienne was pounding back the coffees, but that didn’t stop her from busting out her interview finest:

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