I’m excited to announce that David Gutowski of www.largeheartedboy.com has now posted my play list for Something About the Animal. This was a fun project to participate in, and there are lots of other interesting play lists to look at also on the site, so check it out here.
I was especially excited to see Laird Hunt and Brian Evenson’s lists on the site, as both these experimental fiction writers have been inspirational to me. I also studied poetry at Naropa back in 2003 with Laird Hunt’s partner, Eleni Sikelianos, a workshop I will never forget, in part because it involved inventing new worlds (why not aim high!) I was struck then, and still am, by how little alternative literary work (and literature in general) crosses the US-Canada border. So it’s great to see a cross-pollinated site like this one. Speaking of which, Rachel Rose’s Cross-Pollination Reading Series at the Vancouver Public Library is a notable exception to the rule. And also speaking of which I will be reading at the VPL this November as part of the Writers’ Festival Incite reading series, alongside Biblioasis’s Ray Robertson and Rebecca Rosenblum. Do come if you are in town.