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Interview with Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

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Emotion, obsession & Tara-Michelle Ziniuk
LITERATURE / Performer & activist lands in Ottawa April 8
Luna Allison / Ottawa / Tuesday, April 06, 2010I first met Montreal-born poet, performer and activist Tara-Michelle Ziniuk in a van on the way back from the Trans Health Conference in Philly in the spring of 2004. As a group, we talked gender, social change, relationships and what our experiences of the gathering had been like.

Thinking back on that day, I remember her extra-strength sarcasm, her passion and her keen insights into identity politics. We didn’t keep in touch after that trip and almost six years went by before our paths crossed again. This time, it was to discuss Ziniuk’s newest collection of poetry, Somewhere to Run From (Tightrope Books, 2009) and her upcoming reading here in Ottawa — the first in about four years. I reached her at her home in Guelph, Ontario.

Read the interview here.

Tara-Michelle Ziniuk and Megan Butcher
Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar (near Bank)
Thurs April 8 at 8pm

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