Category Archives: Interviews

An interview with Heather O’Neill: “Nouschka Tremblay is me if I were a Jean Cocteau character.”

Interview by Matthew Walsh Heather O’Neill’s novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It’s wonderful novel for many reasons, but it excels with its sharp … Continue reading

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An Interview with Paul Vermeersch: “To me it’s like talking about the skeleton without talking about the flesh.”

Interview by Rob Taylor — Sugar Transformed by the Sun – Paul Vermeersch … Whatever can be destroyed is going to be destroyed. Patience, patience. Hate what needs to be hated. All is finished. All’s completed. —A. F. Moritz Skin. … Continue reading

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An interview with Catherine Graham: “I never planned on becoming a writer, especially a poet.”

by Esther Griffin Catherine Graham is an award-winning creative writing instructor at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Her most recent collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, is the winner of the IFOA’s Poetry … Continue reading

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“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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