Category Archives: Interviews

“A line, in fact, is immeasurable”: an Interview with Gillian Sze

PRISM editorial board member Melissa Bull interviews Gillian Sze. — Gillian Sze’s latest collection, Peeling Rambutan (Gaspereau Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. She is also the author of The Anatomy of Clay (ECW Press, … Continue reading

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Rewriting Your Own Mythology: An Interview with Mike Spry

PRISM editorial board member Melissa Bull interviews Mike Spry. — Mike Spry has written for The Toronto Star, The National Post, Indiewire, TSN, MTV, Joyland, and Maisonneuve. He is the author of the poetry collections JACK, which was shortlisted for … Continue reading

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An interview with Shawn Syms: “My stories tend to tumble to a messy conclusion like a bag of garbage crashing down a flight of stairs.”

by Matthew Walsh I’d been looking for an opportunity to interview Shawn Syms since an anthology he edited, Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline, was released in 2013. Shawn’s writing has appeared in over 50 publications over the last twenty years, and his first … Continue reading

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An Interview with Laisha Rosnau: “I find it difficult to separate my experience of the world from an experience of place.”

Interview by Alison Braid Laisha Rosnau received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where she was the Executive Editor of PRISM international. Pluck is Rosnau’s most recent book of poetry, published by Nightwood … Continue reading

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“Sequencing a collection is like writing one last poem”: An Interview with Robyn Sarah

PRISM 53.2 includes a homecoming of sorts. It opens with five poems by Montreal poet and editor Robyn Sarah, whose first published poems appeared in PRISM 13:1 in 1973. PRISM Poetry Editor Rob Taylor had the opportunity to ask Robyn a few questions about … Continue reading

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“Possibly I have an allergy toward blunt and literal story telling”: an Interview with Eliza Robertson

 Interview by Alison Braid This fall I was excited to pick up Wallflowers, Eliza Robertson’s beautiful debut collection of short stories. Published by Hamish Hamilton in 2014, it has garnered tremendous praise. The stories that make up Wallflowers have been … Continue reading

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