Straight Forward

Who is your favorite living poet?

Karen Solie

Who is your favorite dead poet?

Robert Louis Stevenson

What is your favorite poem of all time?

Autumnal by Louise Glück

Current book of poetry you can’t get out of your mind?

MxT by Sina Queyras and Jordan Abel‘s the place of scraps.

Best live, or audio, poetry reading you can remember.

In 2010, Trisia Eddy and I co-curated an exhibit and reading on Visual Poetry for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. For the reading, we used a very loose definition of what could be considered visual poetry. Shawna Lemay, Derek Beaulieu, Daniel Scott Tysdal, and Jolanta Lapiak were our readers/performers. Jolanta Lapiak is an Ameslan literary artist/performer and attracted a large deaf audience. She brought an ASL interpreter with her, whose performance of the readings of Lemay, Beauliey, and Tysdal was one of the most exhilarating and inspiring performances…

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