Category Archives: Interviews

Registering Changes in Desire and the Breath: An Interview with Poet Adrienne Gruber

Swoon founder Ruth Daniell caught up with poet Adrienne Gruber (Fall 2016 Swooner) via email to talk about the challenges of balancing family life with a creative life, the importance of breath, and the allure of desire. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Darkness, brightness, and being in the body: Talking creative practice with poet Elise Marcella Godfrey

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Swoon founder Ruth Daniell caught up with poet Elise Marcella Godfrey (Swoon fall 2015 alumni) to chat about the creative process and how to balance light and dark. Ruth Daniell: Thank you so much for performing such wonderful poems … Continue reading

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Love, Longing, Chocolate & Blue Cheese: Swooning with our Valentine Jeffrey Ricker

Swoon founder Ruth Daniell caught up with Jeffrey Ricker online to find out what he’s been working on since he moved away from Vancouver, and to find out what he’s doing for Valentine’s Day this year. Read on for more … Continue reading

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“Writing can be like eating chocolate cake”: Swooning over Jordan Hall’s new webseries Carmilla

I met up with Jordan Hall (who was one of our inaugural Swooners in spring 2013) at the Pi Theatre, where she is currently Playwright-in-Residence, with support from the BCAC to develop her upcoming play, How to Survive an Apocalypse. Jordan … Continue reading

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For Your Safety Please Hold On: swooning for Kayla Czaga’s new book

Former Swoon co-host Kayla Czaga is about to publish her first book of poetry! I caught up with Kayla, over some tasting flights of beer at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Market, to ask her about For Your Safety Please Hold On and her … Continue reading

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“Music’s an early and active ingredient”: Ruth Daniell interviews Garth Martens about poetry, dance, and chocolate

Garth Martens was Swoon’s featured reader in April, when he read from his debut collection of poetry, Prologue for the  Age of Consequence. Ruth Daniell caught up with Garth to find out a little bit more about how the book came … Continue reading

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