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Interview with Jim Johnstone and Julienne Lottering

By Nico | March 25th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Julienne LotteringPatrick Connors interviewed Jim Johnstone and Julienne Lottering for newz4u.net about their new book, Sunday, the locusts, launched yesterday at The Ossington by Tightrope Books.

From the interview:

The work…is very eclectic and remarkable, and I asked Johnstone what inspired it.

“I’ve wanted to write a single protagonist long-poem for quite some time, nearly 10 years in fact, so it’s difficult to pinpoint a single origin of inspiration. My interest in evolutionary biology and post-apocalyptic literature certainly contributed to the project in a narrative sense. In keeping with archeological bent of the book, Julie and I used a lot of found text…”

Click here to read the rest of the interview, or for more information about the book and to purchase a copy please click here.

Interview with Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto

By Tightrope Books | February 23rd, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Myna WallinPatrick Connors interviews Myna Wallin on Open Book Toronto, and they discuss Myna’s latest book, Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar.

From the interview:

“Humour saves us from taking ourselves too seriously,” Wallin told me. “In moments of disappointment, depression; in every situation no matter how dire, there is a moment of pathos. In every moment of happiness, the fear of growing old, getting sick.”

Myna has a workshop coming up this Saturday, on February, 26th, 2011 from 12 – 5 pm, exploring erotic techniques – in writing. For more information and to sign up, check out Freeing Your Erotic Self in Poetry or Prose.