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Magazines! An interview with Emily Keeler, Jeremy Hanson-Finger and Tyler Willis

It’s my last few hours as Open Book’s Writer in Residence and I’m going out with a bang. This is an interview with three Toronto-based magazine publishers about being Toronto-based magazine publishers. There are few folks who are doing more exciting ‘zine work, and I can think of no better way to show myself to the door than by posting this interview.

Here’s the cast in order of appearance:

Emily M. Keeler is a writer and the editor of Little Brother Magazine.

Magazines! An interview with Emily Keeler, Jeremy Hanson-Finger and Tyler Willis (Part 2)

This is the second part in an interview with Emily Keeler, Jeremy Hanson-Finger and Tyler Willis. You can find the first part here.

Licking Stamps: The Ann Shin Edition

Friends, it’s been a week full of hudging and drudging. But labour no more! Instead of making a few last widgets for the week, let’s mail it and read a poem, shall we?

Posts I Won't Write

I’ve been planning out my last week here as Open Book’s writer in residence, and while I’m excited to mail it in tomorrow, and post an interview with some Toronto magazine publishers on Saturday (and how could I leave without saying goodbye on Sunday?), my eyes are beginning to spontaneously issue a little liquid at the thought of some of the posts I’ll never end up writing. Here’s the highlight reel of what I haven’t done:

Glad Day: An Interview with Marcus McCann

This is the start of my last week as Open Book's Writer in Residence. But much more excitingly, we're also in the middle of Pride Week, which gives me an excuse to post about Glad Day Bookshop, the world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore.

In the spirit of 'shut up and let the smart people talk,' I've sent some questions to Marcus McCann about the store. Marcus is a poet and a former editor of Xtra. His latest book is The Hard Return (Insomniac, 2012).

Interview time!

Licking Stamps: The Laurie D Graham Edition

It has been a long week and I’ve done lots of talking. I talked to Spencer Gordon about toilets and literature, I talked to Cameron Anstee, Mat Laporte and Bardia Sinaee about chapbooks. But there is still a bit of talking left to be done!

Chapbooks! An Interview with Cameron Anstee, Mat Laporte and Bardia Sinaee

One of the great pleasures of my brief tenure at Open Book is that I’m afforded the opportunity to talk to some brilliant people. I recently interviewed three chapbook publishers about, uh, being chapbook publishers. But if I’m allowed to editorialize on my own posts, their answers are fucking amazing. Here are the folks you’ll be hearing from below:

Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa (studying bookselling and the small press in Canada post-WWII).

Chapbooks! An Interview with Cameron Anstee, Mat Laporte and Bardia Sinaee (part 2)

This is the second part in an interview the Cameron Anstee, Mat Laporte and Bardia Sinaee. You can find the first part here.

Three Free Ideas

If there is one thing yesterday’s interview with Spencer Gordon taught us it’s that new thinking has the potential to be reinvigorating at both the individual and community level. I have some thoughts on how to make the book world a better, more efficient, and more enjoyable place to be. But implementing these projects will take elbow grease that I am simply unable to spare, so I offer you these three ideas for free.

Friends, these are a gold mine—so do not forget me when you collect your Orders of Canada, your Nobel Prizes, and your oversized cheques from various granting bodies after bringing one of these ideas to fruition.

Book Award Fantasy League

Smelling the Smells of the People: An Interview with Spencer Gordon

I recently had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Spencer Gordon, discussing important topics such as where he writes and how he pulled himself out of an early funk to complete a collection of short stories.

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