Frankie Barnet is a Montreal-based writer. Her debut graphic novel, Kim: A Novel Idea, is an auto-fictional blend of real-world pain and celebrity fantasy that tells the story of a grad student trying to make sense of an online world and her own stubborn sadness. Protagonist Frankie spends her days scrolling Kardashian Instagrams, reading about sexual violence on social media, trying to help her boyfriend process the loss of his father, and talking to her vicious but infinitely wise cat Catman.
THREADS OF A NETWORK: A CONVERSATION WITH MATTHEW JAMES WEIGEL INTERVIEW BY ROSIE LONG DECTER This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Matthew James Weigel is an artist of many disciplines. His work includes poetry, visual art, and scholarly research, projects that he weaves together through explorations of colonial violence and acts of […]
A Conversation with Jason Camlot Author of CANLIT ACROSS MEDIA: UNARCHIVING THE LITERARY EVENT Interview by Rosie Long Decter Jason Camlot is a Montreal-based poet and an English professor at Concordia University. Over the course of his formidable career, he’s published four poetry collections and several academic texts. Camlot’s scholarly research ranges from Victorian literary […]
A Conversation with Canisia Lubrin Author of THE DYZGRAPHXST Interview by Rosie Long Decter Canisia Lubrin’s debut book of poetry, Voodoo Hypothesis, was longlisted for the Gerald Lambert Award and the Pat Lowther Award. Last year, she released her follow-up collection, The Dyzgraphxst, a lyrical and cyclical exploration of the self as collective. Structured in […]
A Conversation with Paul Muldoon Author of The Bannisters (Vallum Chapbook Series No. 29) Interview by Rosie Long Decter Paul Muldoon is one of the most acclaimed English-language poets of the last century. He brings his trademark mastery of language and poetic form to his new chapbook, The Bannisters, published in the Vallum Chapbook Series. […]