On May 13, I was interviewed by Calgary author and professor Aaron Giovannone for his podcast “Sweater Weather”. The interview covered material arising from my 2018 essay collection, If You’re Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free: Literature and Social Change (Guernica Editions). Aaron had me read two poems: “The Country of Everyday: Literary Criticism” from my 1974 poetry collection, For and Against the Moon (Macmillan of Canada), and “O Calgary” from my latest collection, Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time (Harbour, 2020).
Video and audio of the interview is available here. (The interview is available on many platforms.)
“Sweater Weather” is a video and audio podcast about Canadian arts and culture. Aaron’s own publications include the poetry collections The Loneliness Machine (Insomniac Press, 2013) and The Nonnets (Book*hug Press, 2018). He currently teaches (online) for Mt. Royal University in Calgary and Okanagan College in Vernon, BC.