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Radio Fiddlehead no. 7: Voices from 14th Annual UNB Poetry Weekend

Poetry Weekend 2017 featured more than 60 poets from all over Canada, many of whom read from new or recently released collections. Two Fiddlehead team members read from newly released chapbooks: Ian LeTourneau read from Core Sample, published by Frog Hollow press, and Emily Skov-Nielson read from Volta, published by Anstruther Press. Skov-Nielsen's editor, Jim Johnstone, also read from his Véhicule Press collection The Chemical Life, which was launched in Montreal on October 20th. Other readings from new collections by UNB associated poets included Claire Kelly reading from Maunder (Palimpsest Press), Allison LaSorda reading from Stray (Goose Lane), and Kayla Geitzler reading from That Light Feeling Under Your Feet (NeWest Press, forthcoming 2018). 

Over the course of the weekend, The Fiddlehead editorial assistants Noah Page and William Bonfiglio interviewed poets Patrick O’Reilly, Sarah Cooper, Adam Dickinson, Benjamin Dugdale, Kate Cayley, Kateri Lanthier, Rebecca Păpucaru, and Rebecca Salazar.

Noah Page speaks with Patrick O'Reilly

Noah Page speaks with Sarah Cooper

Noah Page speaks with Adam Dickinson

William Bonfiglio speaks with Benjamin Dugdale

William Bonfiglio speaks with Kate Cayley

William Bonfiglio speaks with Kateri Lanthier

William Bonfiglio speaks with Rebecca Păpucaru

Noah Page speaks with Rebecca Salazar

Radio Fiddlehead No. 6: Reading by Robert Gibbs

Welcome to our latest Fiddlehead Radio podcast. In this podcast, we bring you a poetry reading by Robert Gibbs. Bob (as we know him) sat down with then Fiddlehead editorial assistant Greg Brown back in April 2014 to record sixteen poems selected from The Essential Robert Gibbs, published by Porcupine’s Quill in 2012, and All Things Considered, published in 2013 by Oberon Books. 

Radio Fiddlehead No. 5: Interview with Joan Clark

Fiddlehead Editorial Assistant Kyle Connelly sat down with acclaimed Canadian author and current University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Joan Clark in November 2012. Their discussion moved from her early career in Alberta up to her novel-in-progress (which is set in Sussex, NB) and the state of Canadian publishing.

Joan Clark is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of two short story collections, four novels, six novels for younger readers, and three picture books. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

Radio Fiddlehead No. 4: Interview with Anita Lahey

Fiddlehead Editorial Assistant Claire Kelly sat down with Canadian poet and journalist Anita Lahey to talk about her latest book of poems Spinning Side Kick (Signal Editions, 2011). Anita's poetry is equal parts playful and profound, and their conversation bounced from the fun of onomatopoeia to the foggy future of literary magazines.

Anita Lahey's previous book Out to Dry in Cape Breton (Signal Editions, 2006) was nominated for the Ottawa Book Award and the Trillium book award for poetry. Previously, she was the editor of Arc Poetry Magazine

Radio Fiddlehead No. 3: Interview with Sue Sinclair

Fiddlehead Editorial Assistant Kayla Geitzler had the opportunity to sit down with accomplished Canadian poet and current University of New Brunswick writer-in-residence Sue Sinclair in November 2011 and discussed some of the most intriguing and complex elements of her work.

Radio Fiddlehead No. 1: Interview with John Barton

In January 2011, Editorial Assistant Peter Forestell sat down with John Barton, poet, editor of The Malahat Review, and the University of New Brunswick's 2010-11 writer-in-residence, to talk about his latest book of poems, Hymn, as well as the politics of being a gay writer in Canada.